Are Evangelical Christians Fleeing California Vaccine Requirements and Moving to Utah and Idaho? Plus Recalling What Martin Luther Said About Christians and Plagues

An interesting article published in a Utah newspaper in 2020 reported on “Vaccine Refugees” leaving California and moving to Southern Idaho and Northern Utah. Given the rise of the anti-vaxx movement inside evangelicalism, are evangelicals leaving California for Idaho and Utah? That is a question this blog would like to ask. Plus as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its important to remind people what Martin Luther said about Christians who act irresponsibly during a plague. No doubt Martin Lither would tear American evangelicals apart for their culture wars, anti-mask behavior and rejection of science. Continue reading

Bethel’s Kris Vallotton is No Different Than Mormon Founder Joseph Smith. Here’s Why…

This post is a look at the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith and some of his false prophecies. In addition this post finds parallels between Joseph Smith and Kris Vallotton of Bethel. Both are false prophets. Smith made false prophecies about the Mormon faith and American history. Vallotton meanwhile made a major false prophecy claiming that Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020. Then he backtracks, makes an apology and then back tracks again. In the view of this blog if you are going to get involved with Bethel, you might as well get involved in Mormonism. Continue reading

Polygamy is No Longer a Felony in Utah as of May 12, 2020

There was a major change in Utah law that happened on May 12, 2020. Polygamy is no longer a felony, and you can more afoul of Utah in getting  a speeding ticket then having a polygamous relationship. This post looks at the history of polygamy in Mormonism and also Utah. Plus it raises the question for those evangelicals who said that gay marriage would open the door to accepting polygamy. In that context what does this change in the law mean? Continue reading

Considering Christian Nationalism: When the Mormon Understands the Gospel Better Than the Evangelical Christian

Christian Nationalists are advancing a claim that God placed Donald Trump in power and that there is no free will. In this debate a Mormon pushed back hard and defended the belief of free will. This post would like to ask the question for those evangelicals who are blindly stating that God placed Trump in power, could Mormonism be a healthier alternative for them? Could they learn more about the Gospel inside Mormonism? Maybe some need to consider that issue. Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle for 2017, The Year in Review, My Assessment and What is Coming in 2018

This is the final post at The Wondering Eagle for 2017. In a year filled with pain and loss I wrote 300 posts about the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA), Neo-Calvinism, The Gospel Coalition, 9 Marks, Redeemer Arlington, and also atheism and secular humanism. This is an overview of the top posts and my personal favorites. Also I discuss what is coming in 2018. In January The Wondering Eagle is going to look at a dark Acts 29 situation in the United States. Continue reading

Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City, Utah…Trading the Gospel of Joseph Smith for the Gospel of Jonathan Leeman?

Today The Wondering Eagle is looking at the Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City, Utah. This hard core Neo-Calvinist church is in the 9 Marks network. My question is does Steve Clark understand Mormon culture? Why would a person leave Mormonism only to get involved in a 9 Marks church and then face “church discipline” and be shunned a second time? Steve Clark’s church is one that The Wondering Eagle hopes it can close in the course of time. The EFCA should be embarrassed that in ground zero of Mormonism, this is the church that represents the denomination.  Continue reading

Franklin Graham’s Affection for Vladimir Putin, Plus is Franklin Graham a Modern Day Charles Lindbergh with His Love for Authoritarian Leaders?

This is a look at Franklin Graham and his comments and views of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. There are some evangelical Christians who are infatuated with Putin despite the assassinations of his critics, and his militaristic foreign policy and strict religious freedom laws which are driving Baptists and other evangelicals from Russia. One question I have is the following: Is Franklin Graham the evangelical equivalent of Charles Lindbergh? After all one traveled to Germany and defended Hitler in the process. The other traveled to Russia and speaks encouragingly of Vladimir Putin.  Continue reading