Guest Post: No Man Can Serve Two Masters – Leaving Matt Chandler’s The Village Church and Finding Hope

This is the story of Matt Chandler’s The Village Church who threatened to practice church discipline on a celibate Christian who is same-sex attracted. This story happened before the Karen Hinkley situation in 2015. This is the story of Robert and his faith in God, and his struggle with the church in Dallas. Robert was involved in The Village Church and his journey took him out of ground zero for the Acts 29 network and in the process he found hope.  Continue reading

What The Wondering Eagle Appreciates and Respects About Neo-Calvinism

The Wondering Eagle is critical of the Neo-Calvinist movement in many forms. However, there are certain areas where the Neo-Calvinist movement shines and does well. From addressing racism, having a broader and more global definition of the church to having a healthier take an alcohol. Today’s post is a reflection on the segments of Neo-Calvinism that are healthy and good.  Continue reading

Posting the Question I Submitted to Bill Riedel at Redemption Hill (Washington, D.C. Acts 29) Asking if Bill Believes in Military Chaplains? Or out of Neo-Calvinist Theology Does he Reject the Concept of Military Chaplains?

This is a post of my question to Bill Riedel at Acts 29 Redemption Hill here in the Washington, D.C. area. After telling the story of Acts 29 Remnant in Richmond I questioned Bill and asked if he believes that military chaplains should exist. Or does he reject the concept out of his Neo-Calvinist theology.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Ryan Kwon (Acts 29 Pastor at Resonate Regarding Comments Made in a Gospel Coalition Article)

This is an open letter to Acts 29 pastor Ryan Kwon. This is a response to what Ryan says in an article in The Gospel Coalition about the demise of Mars Hill and Acts 29 eventually thriving. Why does Ryan and Acts 29 at the time give the benefit of the doubt to Mark Driscoll when many people under him had that denied? Ryan also had a flawed view of Acts 29 being healthy. And Ryan seems to believe that an organization growing is a sign of God blessing it. I wonder if he thinks the same thing of Mormonism, Scientology or Islam?  Continue reading

The EFCA and Acts 29, Looking at Ryan Kwon of Resonate Church in Fremont, California; Plus the Issues with James Walden’s Riverside Community Church

A look at the relationship between Acts 29 and the EFCA. This post has an incomplete list of the known Acts 29 churches in the EFCA denomination. This also looks at the point man between the EFCA and Acts 29, Ryan Kwon. Ryan is on the Board of the Acts 29 network and the only EFCA pastor to do so. Also can a church straddle both the EFCA and Acts 29 denominations? Matt Boedy’s story of James Walden’s Riverside Community Church stands as a stark warning to stay away from Acts 29 churches in the EFCA.  Continue reading

D.C. Redemption Hill’s Ties to Remnant Church in Richmond. Does Acts 29/EFCA Pastor Bill Riedel Also Reject Military Chaplains? Finally How Would the EFCA Chaplaincy React to the EFCA Planting Acts 29 Churches That Do Not Believe Chaplains Should Exist?

The Acts 29 network rejects the concept of military chaplains. That is what happened at Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia. It resulted in a military chaplain candidate leaving  Acts 29 and going to another Baptist denomination to obtain his chaplain commission. Bill Riedel’s EFCA/Acts 29 Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C. appears to have a close relationship with Remnant Church. The Wondering Eagle would like to know if Bill Riedel also rejects military chaplains. Finally what does the EFCA chaplaincy think of this situation? After all if the EFCA is planting more Acts 29 churches can this undermine the talent pool for the EFCA Chaplaincy program? Or will the EFCA Chaplaincy program run the risk of being rejected altogether and losing support?  Continue reading

Open Letter to Bryan Laughlin (When is the Senior Pastor of Remnant Deploying to Afghanistan?)

This is a brief open letter to Senior Pastor Bryan Laughlin of Remnant. Since Remnant opposes military chaplaincy, The Wondering Eagle would like to ask Bryan, when you deploying to Afghanistan bro? When are you going to support your church members when they are deployed by the Marine Corps or the Army? After your deployment you can then enroll in Virginia Union University.  Continue reading