Matt Dirks from Harbor Hawaii on God Being Your Defender. My Question is the Following. Are Neo-Calvinists Responsible for their Actions?

Matt Dirks is an Acts 29/Evangelical Free pastor in Honolulu, Hawaii at a church called Harbor Hawaii. He wrote a post recently on the church blog about God being your defender when you are hurt and wronged. Matt’s post exposes another problem with Neo-Calvinism. Are people in that theological stream responsible for their actions? When they hurt or cause pain are they responsible for their pain?  Continue reading

The Sutherland Springs Massacre and a Recent Post by Marshall Segal at Desiring God about God Causing Pain. Did God bring about the Shooting in Texas? Is God the Source of Evil?

A recent post at Desiring God Ministries caught my attention. The post by Marshall Segal dealt with how God causes pain. I layer that post over the recent shootings at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas to ask the following questions. Did God bring this shooting about because members of First Baptist were in sin? Was this God’s effort to get people to repent and return to him? Was Devin Patrick Kelly serving the Lord when he went on a massacre? This post illustrates how Neo-Calvinism makes the problem of evil worse and why atheism can be healthier in many situations.  Continue reading

The Shooting at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Disturbing Response by DeForest Evangelical Free Senior Pastor Chuck Gaston

A tragic shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the response by Chuck Gastron of DeForest Evangelical Free in DeForest, Wisconsin brings about today’s post at The Wondering Eagle. This looks at the epic fail that the senior pastor committed in light of a horrific tragedy, and what he could have done that could have been unique and brought about some healing to this Planned Parenthood clinic.  Continue reading

The Dangerous Biblical Counseling Program at Pleasanton Evangelical Free in Pleasanton, Nebraska; The Wondering Eagle Would Like to Know Can this Program Leave Someone Dead?

Looking at the Biblical Counseling program at Chris Boucher’s Pleasanton Evangelical Free Church in Pleasanton, Nebraska. The Wondering Eagle believes this is a dangerous program that could result in exacerbating someone’s mental health situation, or possibly in someone’s death. Its time for the modern evangelical church to reject Jay Adams and Biblical Counseling and embrace psychiatry, psychology and science.  Continue reading

Guest Post: A Luminous Darkness: Separating Faith from Weaponized Theology (A Story of Loss from Andrew Wommack’s Faith Healing Ministry)

A guest post by someone who wants to remain anonymous. Its a reflection on someone who was into Andrew Wommack’s Faith Healing Program who dies of a cancer that could have been treated. In this tragedy a young mother leaves behind her husband and three children, when they could have had a longer life together. This is about the dangers of theological certainty and faith healers.  Continue reading

Do You Want to Write? I Would like to Build a Diverse Independent Team that Can Write The Wondering Eagle

The Wondering Eagle would like to transition from a one person blog to a team that can write about a number of issues. Those issues include atheism, doubt, Neo-Calvinism, the EFCA, Mark Dever’s Capitol Hill Baptist Church and issues in evangelicalism. I would like to bring on a diverse set of people in time who would have freedom to publish what is on their mind. If you are interested please drop me a note and let’s figure out a way forward.  Continue reading