How Should the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) be Viewed? Well it’s Complicated

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. 

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An Open Letter to Steve Highfill (Can we Agree that a Pastor who Allegedly has Been Involved in a Cover-up of Deviant Sexual Scandal Should not be Speaking at The Bridge Fresno?)

An open letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Steve Highfill. This post is about Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at Andrew Smith’s The Bridge Fresno. EFCA West needs to be aware of what occurred in Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. Bryan Loritts should not be speaking, he needs to go back to Memphis, Tennessee and own his mistakes and role in the alleged cover-up.  Continue reading

From The Gospel Coalition to the Catholic Church: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968

This brief post is about how some Christians celebrated and remembered the memory of Martin Luther King. On the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis The Gospel Coalition held a conference in the same city to discuss racism. The Roman Catholic, mainstream and liberal Protestants also marked the day. This post also looks at the history of the Memphis Sanitation Strike and the King assassination.  Continue reading

Before there was Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Matt Laurer and Others there was Brock Estes and Elverson. Was this Small Pennsylvania Town Ahead of the National Issue When it Comes to Sexual Misconduct?

A post about the situation in Elverson, Pennsylvania with Brock Estes. Is Elverson, ahead of the national curve when it came to disgust and anger over the issue of sexual misconduct and abuse? While I believe Elverson was ahead of the national movement in the United States the following question remains. If Harvey Weinstein lost his job over alleged sexual misconduct, will Brock Estes at one point also lose his job? What about the role Steve Estes or Merle and David Stoltzfus played in the situation?  Continue reading

The Disturbing Blind Spot with The Bridge Fresno Which Will Leave People Hurt

Concern about The Bridge Fresno’s prayer policy leads to this post. This came about after a conversation with David Peters in front of the sound booth on Sunday morning. By being such a church that is so small group centric and not contacting people in regards to prayer leaves the door open for people to be hurt or leave a bitter taste in their mouth when it comes to Christianity.  Continue reading

Graham Cole Speaks at Hershey Evangelical Free; Will the EFCA Ever Face the Issue that D.A. Carson Attacked an Alleged Sexual Assault Victim in The Gospel Coalition Statement in Defense of C.J. Mahaney?

Hershey Free Church in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania is hosting Graham Cole from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS). Graham is TEDS Dean and its time for the EFCA to face and deal with the fact that D.A. Carson attacked a rape victim in a statement from The Gospel Coalition while defending C.J. Mahaney. In an era of massive push back against sexual harassment, rape and misconduct now is the time for the EFCA to address this issue. I would like to see the EFCA be on the right side of history.  Continue reading