Jonathan Neef from Christ Community Church in Olathe, Kansas writes a blog post about the process of grief. This post is just a reflection on what is said especially as I am dealing with grief due to the loss of my Mom and Dad almost back to back. One issue that Jonathan needs to cover is how spiritual abuse can affect grief and mourning.
The worst fire in California history deeply devastates Paradise Evangelical Free in Paradise, California. While 150 individuals from the congregation survived the fast moving fire, nearly everyone lost their home. In this situation Paradise Evangelical Free is requesting help and the national EFCA is rising to the occasion. This blog deeply supports relief efforts and hopes that others who read this post can offer assistance to help Paradise Evangelical Free rise from the ashes of this disaster. Continue reading
On February 5, 2015 a fire broke out at Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska. The fire was found to be arson. This post looks at the incident and gives an overview of Zeke Pipher and this local EFCA church in Nebraska. I especially want to focus on the issue of the fire in the context of how Neo-Calvinists teach God’s sovereignty. After all can it be said that the church sinned against God when they rebuilt? Continue reading
A brief open letter to James Crestwood thanking him for the time we spent in Abilene and Salina, Kansas recently. This is a letter about two friends who are mourning the loss of their Mom. Two guys in pain and who feel lost. That said, I am grateful for knowing James for almost 12 years now. Continue reading
Tyler Chernesky at Christ Community Church in Kansas City gave an interesting talk about friendship and Proverbs at the Downtown location on October 7, 2018. This post looks at Christ Community Church and Tyler Chernesky as well as the man who is the driving force behind this EFCA church movement in the Kansas City metropolitan area – Tom Nelson. The amazing aspect of Tyler’s talk is seeing it play out in a challenging trip to Missouri amongst a couple of friends who I have known for years who validated what was taught. Continue reading
Josh Ott from Grace Free Church in Cressona, Pennsylvania wrote a blog post that ran on the national EFCA blog. The post breached the topic on how to preach to millennials. The post Josh wrote was in many ways good. This post today is a response to Josh letting him know how millennials view many topics and how people like Josh can better engage them. Continue reading
Kirsten Ryken wrote a disturbing post at The Gospel Coalition in which she thanked God for her pain. The post illustrates how Neo-Calvinism is really the Islamization of Christianity. In addition Kirsten’s post begs the question. Is God the author of pain? Continue reading