A Neo-Calvinist Church, Heartland Evangelical Free in Central City, Nebraska Endures a Fire by Arson. If God Pre-Ordained this Fire is Heartland Sinning in Rebuilding?

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

Is God Judging the United States? Three Lakes Evangelical Free Church in Wisconsin Responds to the Sandy Hook Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

When the Sandy Hook massacre happened in Newtown, Connecticut in December of 2012 Three Lakes Evangelical Free posed a question. Is God judging America? This post came about due to the comments made by people like James Dobson and Mike Huckabee. I offer some feedback and respond to what is stated by this EFCA church in Northern Wisconsin.  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

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