As Harvest Bible Chapel Implodes The Wondering Eagle is Recommending City of Joy Church

About six miles away from Harvest Bible Chapel Elgin is another church that consists of many former Harvest members. City of Joy is led by RT Maldaner and is young but the reports I am hearing about this organization are good. For those looking for a reformed alternative this blog is going to encourage people to attend City of Joy.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to James MacDonald (From a Former Harvest Bible Chapel Member on Being Property and Response to the Lawsuit)

This is an open letter from a former member of Harvest Bible Chapel to James MacDonald. In this open letter a former member reacts to the lawsuit against The Elephant’s Debt and James regarding people as property. It also reminds James that they left because of what they witnessed in person at Harvest Bible Chapel.  Continue reading

Why did Harvest Bible Go After The Elephant’s Debt Now? What was Julie Roys Going to Break Through World Magazine that James MacDonald is Desperate to Silence?

Why did James MacDonald and Harvest Bible Chapel go after The Elephant’s Debt now? Why after all that the blog has broken about MacDonald’s church network? The key to the story is actually Julie Roys. The question people need to ask is what was Julie Roys going to break through World Magazine? And why was James MacDonald so desperate to stop it? That is what today’s post at The Wondering Eagle considers.  Continue reading

An Overview of the Sojourn Network out of Louisville, Kentucky

The Sojourn movement broke away from the Acts 29 movement when Mars Hill Seattle under Mark Driscoll was in the process of implosion. It started out of Sojourn Community Church in Louisville under the leadership of Daniel Montgomery and Mike Cosper. A few years later the Sojourn Network was started and Brian Howard was its first director. The Sojourn Network is deeply influenced by C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM).  Dave Harvey came to Sojourn after his long history with SGM. This is a network that is growing in the United States and due to its roots and influence by SGM, also a network of concern.  Continue reading

Does Evangelical Culture Contribute to Pornography? Plus the Torment Accountability has Left in My Life

Does evangelical Christian culture drive people to embrace pornography? Plus looking at the harm that accountability relationships do to people. In my life accountability led to three painful situations. It destroyed one friendship from Campus Crusade in Wisconsin. Helping someone from Sovereign Grace’s Redeemer Arlington with accountability as an agnostic backfired as I faced a false accusation from someone who was frightened about adult pornography. And at Fairfax Community Church I learned how unhealthy churches can potentially use confessed material against people. And this happens while celebrity pastors like Mark Driscoll or C.J. Mahaney are not held accountable. Today’s post at The Wondering Eagle is about a warped aspect in evangelical culture.  Continue reading

Looking at Jon Smith’s OneU DC A College Ministry that Feeds into Redeemer Arlington

A look at a college ministry that feeds into Redeemer Arlington. We are looking at OneU DC which is founded by Jon Smith, and also has Moses Lee on staff. Jon Smith was a pastor at Covenant Life Church and was on staff when one of the fathers of two of Nate Morales sexual abuse victims contacted the church and alerted the pastoral staff that Morales was still a pastor in Nevada.  The Wondering Eagle would like to know what did Jon Smith know about Nate Morales and when did he know it? Did he contact the police? Or did he let a serial sexual predator off the hook by not calling law enforcement?  Continue reading