Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free in Harrisburg Reflects on COVID-19 and Observing His Young Son Dealing with Swine Flu in St. Louis, Missouri in 2009

Benjamin Vrbick of Community Evangelical Free Church of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania writes about being a pastor as COVID-19 impacts life. In a moving blog post he recalls dealing with swine flu in 2009 when his young son contacted the illness while he lived in St. Louis, Missouri.  Continue reading

Loving Your Neighbor. How the EFCA’s Christ Community Church in the Kansas City and Kansas Area Canceled Services For the Health of Their Neighbors During the COVID-19 Threat

Christ Community Church, an EFCA Church in the Kansas City, and Kansas area canceled services to love their neighbor in the COVID-19 pandemic. Tom Nelson and Nathan Miller explain the reasons behind the move. Also Andrew Jones from Christ Community Church in Leawood, Kansas writes a troubling blog post about COVID-19 and God. For me its a reminder as to why I could not be Calvinist in my theology.  Continue reading

How the EFCA’s Restored Uptown in San Diego Planned to Meet Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis and Then Canceled and Emailed Out the Sermon Instead

A small Neo-Calvinist EFCA congregation in San Diego, California planned to meet as COVID-19 was upending life in California. Then the situation disintegrated and Restored Uptown canceled and seek to address the situation with its congregation. You can read the communications by Restored Uptown below.  Continue reading

Harvest Bible Chapel’s Tax Problems at Two Chicagoland Properties – Including Aurura’s Possible Revoking of Tax-Exempt Status – Are Written About in the Daily Herald

Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago were written about by the Daily Herald this past weekend. Two locations are in trouble over their taxes and at one church  an effort has started to remove its tax-exempt status. This blog still would like to see Harvest Bible Chapel be closed. Continue reading

Politics and the Evangelical Church in 2020. A Look at the Just Gospel Conference at Del Rey Baptist From March 5 – 7, 2020

In the Washington, D.C. area this past week a sizable and impressive conference took place at Garrett Kell’s Del Rey Baptist. Called the Just Gospel it looked at the issues of politics and the church and touched on issues from poverty to immigration as well. In what will be a volatile election year with many evangelicals involved in Christian nationalism the Just Gospel looked like a healthy and solid event, and honestly one that I wish I could have attended and listened in person.  Continue reading