Considering Authoritarianism in Evangelicalism. Did Individuals Like Mark Driscoll in Seattle Pave the way for Evangelicals to Follow Donald Trump?

Evangelical Christianity is a very authoritarian culture. There are many pastors who can rule in a authoritarian manner. I have experienced this in a couple of churches as well. This blog would like to ask a question, when you consider some of the evangelical personalities that exist from C.J. Mahaney, to Mark Driscoll and James MacDonald; have such pastors paved the way for people like Donald Trump? Is evangelical culture nothing but authoritarianism and abuse?  Continue reading

From Mark Driscoll to Jerry Falwell Jr. Why the Explicit Sex Talk? Are a Number of Evangelical Leaders Sociopaths?

A number of celebrity evangelical leaders have said some disturbing things about sex from their platforms. Mark Driscoll taught that women are penis homes and preached about the Biblical basis for blow jobs. C.J. Mahaney boasted of demanding sex from his pregnant wife who was vomiting. Now according to Politico comes Jerry Falwell Jr who boasts about the size of his penis and how his wife Becki can’t handle it. Why all the crude talk? Are we dealing with sociopaths in the end who just want to control people? Continue reading

In Order to Understand Evangelical Culture One Should Cease Reading their Bible and Read George Orwell Instead

In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others.  Continue reading

Why Daniel Montgomery Left the Sojourn Network in Louisville, Kentucky and How the Shadow of Mark Driscoll Hangs Over Neo-Calvinism

Daniel Montgomery disappeared from Sojourn and to those on the outside many people had questions as to what happened to the Neo-Calvinist leader. Today’s The Wondering Eagle attempts to fill in the gaps and explain why he left Sojourn. Using internal documents that this blog obtained what happened to Daniel Montgomery is reminiscent of what happened with Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Seattle, but only on a smaller scale. This blog would like to know why couldn’t Sojourn be transparent about Montgomery’s anger issues, bullying and more? Continue reading

A Response to Bryan Lair of the EFCA/Acts 29 Trinity City Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota as he Asks, Are We Listening to the Good News or Fox News?

Bryan Lair of the EFCA’s Acts 29 Trinity City Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota writes an interesting article for the national EFCA blog. He poses the question and asks are we listening to Fox News or the Good News? While Bryan communicates some good points this blog raises some questions in response. While pointing out the issues of anger that can come from Fox News did Bryan in his life point out the same issues of anger from people like Mark Driscoll? Or did he consume, PODcast and drink the Kool Aid from a dubious and questionable pastor who this blog believes had mental health issues? Continue reading

A Fourth Open Letter to Jordan Kauflin (On Redeemer Arlington Using Mark Driscoll)

This is an open letter to Jordan Kauflin at Redeemer Arlington. This letter is about Redeemer once using Mark Driscoll in their church. Driscoll, despite the red flags and concerns, was deeply popular with the Neo-Calvinist movement. And that included churches like Redeemer Arlington. This post asks why did Jordan Kauflin and Eric Simmons use Driscoll? Was it worth it especially in light of how he turned out? You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that he was a corrupt and misguided individual who should not be in a position of authority and teaching. What does it say about doctrine when people like Redeemer use questionable individuals?  Continue reading

Mark Driscoll on When Your Pastor is Attacked, Plus he Also Rejects 5-Point Calvinism. Personal Reflection on the Controversial Seattle Pastor in the Context of a Past Situation with Redeemer Arlington

Mark Driscoll is in the news again. In June he released a video about when you pastor is attacked and how its of saten. Then in an interview he explained that 5 point Calvinism is garbage. This post closes out reflecting on controversy with Mark Driscoll especially as how he was used at Redeemer Arlington. Continue reading