This is an overview of the EFCA One conference which took place at Compass Church in Chicago. This looks at the speakers, the item of business dealing with the EFCA’s Statement of Faith and also a item of concern to point out to the EFCA. Continue reading
A brief look at a controversial sermon Mark Driscoll gave in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 18, 2007. Mark spoke about oral sex and shared a story of how a repentant woman performed oral sex on her husband to get him to go to church at Mars Hill Seattle. Continue reading
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading
Greg Strand recently wrote about the “Significance of Silence” at the EFCA blog. A follow up response post featured a comment by the North Central District Superintendent Brian Farone and two key Neo-Calvinist churches in the EFCA – Bill Kynes Cornerstone here in the Washington, D.C. area and Josh Black’s First Free Wichita located in Kansas. Despite what is said about the “Significance of Silence” The Wondering Eagle believes that Neo-Calvinists are violating the concept as they hijack churches inside the EFCA. A painful story from Brian’s district in Minnesota as well as how Josh Black flipped First Free Wichita only validate the claim that in regards to Neo-Calvinism the “Significance of Silence” is failing inside the EFCA. Continue reading
Someone from the western United States emailed me and asked what are the problems in the EFCA? They are new to the organization and are trying to figure it out. I decided to tackle their question and give an overview of my thoughts about the EFCA from the 10,000 foot level. The EFCA has some great people, churches and leaders. However, it also has serious challenges inside the organization. This post from The Wondering Eagle looks at the EFCA from a broad perspective and offers analysis on the organization.
Mark Driscoll is hosting Larry Osborne at the Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 16, 2018. This is a quick post asking if the EFCA understands spiritual abuse. What happened in Seattle with Mars Hill was a disaster, and what is taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona is profoundly troubling. This post has been emailed to the EFCA West District leadership in Turlock, California. Continue reading
After a First Evangelical Free Church members meeting in Wichita, Kansas in January of 2016 questions were asked about the EFCA denomination. On the church blog that particular EFCA church wrote a post about learning about the EFCA. I want to use that post to roll out my goals and hopes in terms of encouraging reform in the EFCA. In this post you will find what I believe needs to be done to make the EFCA stronger and healthier in the course of time. Continue reading