Michael Passons Reveals How he Was Forced Out of Christian Contemporary’s Avalon in 2003 for Being Gay

Michael Passons who founded the successful Christian contemporary music group Avalon shared how he was forced out in 2003 for being gay. Some members from Avalon who forced his hand set him on a journey where Michael discuses how be blamed himself and dealt with PTSD.  I saw Avalon several times when I was younger and listened to them when I was in the Christian music scene. This post would like to ask, why do some evangelicals feel so threatened by gays and where is the issue of empathy and compassion? Continue reading

Some White Evangelical Christians Are Rallying Behind Kenosha Shooter Kyle Rittenhouse at Give Send Go

Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17 year old teenager who shot to death two people and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin during civil unrest. After he was arrested a defense of him began on an Evangelical Christian crowd funding platform called Give Send Go. As controversy grew, some white evangelicals flocked to defend a terrorist. Jacob Wells, a Navy Vet who has forgotten his oath doubled down and defended using the evangelical platform to support Kyle Rittenhouse. Its another mess about evangelicalism. Continue reading

When Church is Dangerous to Your Health: Kevin Byrum’s Uplink in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin Discourages Face Masks During a Pandemic

Uplink was a break off of Wooded Hills Bible Church and planted in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin by Kevin Byrum. Kevin preaches at Uplink. In a recent social media posting Kevin stressed that face masks are not required and thus discourages them from being used. What do you do when church is hazardous to your health?  Or when it poses a threat to the community is serves? That is the subject of this post at The Wondering Eagle.  Continue reading

Outside Milwaukee Elmbrook School District Plans Re-Opening While Some White Evangelicals State that Face Masks Are Satanic. Will Face Masks be the Next Satanic Panic?

A school district in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin decides to re-open but mandates face masks. In a contentious public hearing a white evangelical stands up and proclaims how face masks and social distancing are from Satan. For white evangelicals are face masks going to be the next Satanic panic? This situation also comes as overwhelming majority in Wisconsin’s largest mega church are upset about mandatory face mask requirements.  Continue reading

Is This What Happened When Wooded Hills Drove a Demon Out of an Aisle in a Convenience Store in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin?

A video surfaced on Twitter of a female who tried to drive a demon out of a supermarket this afternoon. It led me to ask the question, is this what my former third wave charismatic church in Milwaukee tried to do in a convenience store with a youth group? How did I get involved in Wooded Hills Bible Church? Good God! Continue reading

Greg Marshall of Elmbrook Church in the Milwaukee Area on How White Christians Should Respond to Racial Tension

At Elmbrook Church in Milwaukee Greg Marshall who sometimes teaches wrote a post for the church blog on how white Christians should respond to racial tension. In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and the riots taking place in Minneapolis and unrest in the United States Greg writes some an article that should give us all something to consider.  Continue reading

Wooded Hills is this Social Distancing? (Cough, Cough) Is Theo Williams Going to Follow Joe Jenkins Lead and Try and Raise Someone From the Dead?

Wooded Hills Church in Colgate, Wisconsin outside Milwaukee met in person this morning. And in a vibrant testimony of their love of Jesus and with elderly present masks were ignored and social distancing also appears to be ignored. This blog would like to know if Theo Williams going to follow Joe Jenkins lead and try and raise someone from the dead amidst a pandemic? Continue reading

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Bringing Out the Worst Problems of Evangelical Christians as it Drags On. Brief Commentary on What I am Seeing

Today this blog saw some disturbing information on social media. Some from people tied to my former church Wooded Hills. And in a couple of other cases elsewhere on social media. The COVID-19 pandemic is showing that evangelicals are naked and revealing who they are. This afternoon I got a taste. Most of this post is a rant. Continue reading

Wooded Hills Church in the Milwaukee Area, Junk Science and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evangelical Christians are often into conspiracy theories and junk science. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic this blog saw an example of this behavior from Wooded Hills Church in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. Nicole Heck was sharing discredited information and others were buying into it or believing that it was taken down by YouTube because of a conspiracy. When Mark Noll published about the scandal of the evangelical mind; the behavior of individuals at Wooded Hills such as Nicole Heck prove that the well known evangelical author is correct. There is no evangelical mind, not at Wooded Hills or elsewhere inside evangelicalism. Continue reading

Recalling My Formative Years Inside Evangelicalism in Wisconsin. Plus Deeply Embarrassing and Troubling Newspaper Articles About Dairy State Evangelical Christians Worshiping Donald Trump Over Jesus

Recently Evangelical Christians in Wisconsin have received some troubling press in the Boston Globe and the London Guardian. The publicity which is embarrassing discusses how white evangelicals in Wisconsin are worshiping Donald Trump over Jesus. I once called Wisconsin home and today stand horrified by what has developed. In addition the behavior of white evangelicals that I once knew from people like Steve Papez of Milwaukee Metro Crusade or Russell Schmaltz from Elmbrook further highlight these issues or of how some evangelicals are turning a blind eye. As I continue to push back from this stream of evangelicalism I have to grapple as to how the formative years of my life – my 20’s- were wasted in planting a Crusade chapter at Marquette University as well as being involved in churches like Wooded Hills and others. This blog entry is in part a post-mortem as to why I am pushing back from evangelicalism. Continue reading