The National Prayer Breakfast was held in Washington, D.C. on February 6, 2020. Arthur Brooks gave a strong talk pleading for contempt and polarization to end. President Trump meanwhile followed Brooks talk and used it to settle scores and attack his perceived “enemies.” While pastors and staff laughed it became quite clear that the National Prayer Breakfast was never about prayer or bringing people to recognize the Lord. Instead, it is about the naked pursuit of power and trying to influence the executive and legislative branch. This blog is calling for the National Prayer Breakfast to be canceled and for Christians to do a lot of hard thinking about what they perpetuated and enabled. They don’t have the moral authority to lecture me about faith when they silently laugh and allow God to be mocked. Continue reading
Forgiveness cam be powerful and freeing when its practiced properly. However, this blog would like to pose a question. What do you do with forgiveness when the offending party or person doesn’t believe they have done anything wrong? Forgiveness is easily warped in evangelicalism. This post explains why there are situations and circumstances where a person should not practice forgiveness. Continue reading
In 2019 several key individuals from the 1971 T.C. Williams state championship football team passed away. This team was remembered in the 2000 Disney movie Remember the Titans. May we always remember the lessons and take aways about unity, reconciliation and courage. Continue reading
After a significant number of members were thrown out of Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown many turned to the EFCA and Eastern District’s Eddie Cole for assistance. The EFCA District Superintendent believed Todd Nathan’s side of the story and allegedly violated their confidentiality by turning over their paperwork to the Blairstown Senior Pastor. However, the EFCA District Superintendent stated that he never agreed to confidentiality with the former members of Blairstown. Over the year of 2018 the church started to flounder as over 150 people left. 2019 began with the elder board practicing elder rule and ceasing to practice congregationalism. Continue reading
In the Dean Butters statement there is one line that is chilling. It discusses how information was collected for James MacDonald from Soul Care. This blog would like to ask how did that happen? Were reports given to James MacDonald or were people recorded without their consent and was Illinois law violated? What are the implications of what Dean Butters said for Garrett Higbee and the Great Commission Collective? Continue reading
Harvest Bible Chapel needs to own their mistakes. Individuals like Talbott Behnken, Jeff Donaldson and others need to admit they were wrong. For the hurt and pain they have caused they need to repent and own what they did to others and accept the consequences. This blog heard the other day that Harvest Christian Academy will be hit by the financial scandal and won’t likely last beyond the end of this school year. Either way individuals like the Haskells, Maldeners, Ferraros, the Secrests and others need an apology and to see some action behind the words. In the Harvest Bible Chapel scandal this blog will push for that action. Continue reading
In the fall of 2018 James MacDonald posed as a homeless man outside two of his campuses at Harvest Bible Chapel. He claimed he wanted to test people and see if they can respond in love. The controversial pastor then gave a talk on loving those around you, even those who oppose you. Shortly after that talk James MacDonald then fired off a lawsuit against the writers of The Elephant’s Debt, their wives and Julie Roys. This is an article reminding people at Harvest that in understanding MacDonald his actions speak louder than words as he is a narcissist.
Harvest Bible Chapel announced that James MacDonald is taking a sabbatical and will work to reconcile with people. This blog has its doubts given MacDonald’s behavior. After all James MacDonald had 20 years to do the right thing, and he refused. After all who desires to resolve problems by firing off a lawsuit against a journalist and The Elephant’s Debt? Any kind of sincere repentance has to include people like RT Maldaner, Dan Haskell, and others who were hurt in the Paxton Singer situation. This blog believes that John Secrest from Harvest Naples is in James MacDonald’s sight and that he is going to be abused by the Harvest machine.
Matt Stowell left a comment on The Wondering Eagle and apologized to a former Harvest Bible Chapel church planting pastor. I contacted Matt and asked him if I can turn it into a quick post and allow for people that need to reconcile or work things out to contact him. Matt agreed. In this post you will have Matt Stowell’s contact information and you can reach out to Matt. Please be patient if you contact Matt and it takes some time, there may be a few people who want to contact him.
The Wondering Eagle visited The Well Community Church in north Fresno on January 6, 2018. Mike Slayden gave the sermon which was pre-recorded and shown on a screen. This post reviews some of what Mike taught. While The Well pastor preached on Matthew 5:23-24 this blog has come to the conclusion due to personal experience that evangelical Christians don’t believe in repentance and reconciliation. Plus what do you do when a church like The Bridge Fresno make errors and refuses to atone for its mistakes? Finally as Mike Slayden quoted from Ravi Zecharias, is The Well pastor aware of the sexting charges and academic fraud allegations that came out about Ravi Zacharias? Continue reading