This is a post that I have been avoiding for a while. After discussing this with others I have decided to write a post about how this blog has been effective. From the EFCA, to churches in the Washington, D.C. area and in the greater United States this is a look at how has this blog influenced churches and people. This blog is introducing a new description. Its called the #WonderingEagleEffect Continue reading
Acts 29 Remnant planned to meet and worship God through a pandemic. Recently they came to their senses and are canceling public meetings and gatherings. This post is a quick update to a post written a few days ago. Continue reading
Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia allegedly is planning to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doug Ponder in a recent article explains some of the disastrous logic in a post through Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. The alleged reckless behavior is not only a threat to Richmond but also to Ponder’s own son who has a kidney disease. This blog is still calling for people to leave Remnant this time for your physical health and your elderly relatives in addition to your spiritual health. Continue reading
In order to understand evangelical Christian culture one should read, study and pay attention to the themes from George Orwell in his classic novels. The themes of corruption, totalitarianism, censorship, blind loyalty, and more are used to paint warning to society. Because remember comrade, while all animals are equal some like your pastor are more equal than others. Continue reading
Over at Roll to Disbelieve, an atheist blog, they have a good discussion and article about authoritarianism. In light of the authoritarian issues inside Harvest Bible Chapel, Sovereign Grace and the late Mars Hill this article I believe is a good read. It will give a psychological understanding on James MacDonald’s behavior.
This is the final post for The Wondering Eagle for 2018. This article reviews the stories and situations covered in the year of 2018. From Acts 29, to the EFCA to the Sojourn Network, the atheist community and Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a wrap up of all the work this blog accomplished. Plus I discuss what is coming in 2019 as well.
Doug Ponder an Acts 29 pastor from Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia wrote a troubling article about church planting for The Gospel Coalition in December of 2018. The article has concerns in light of the issues this blog has written about at Remnant Church. What Doug is espousing reminds me more of how cancer spreads and amounts to empire building in the end. Continue reading
At The Gospel Coalition recently Bill Riedel from Acts 29/EFCA’s Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C., wrote an article about how to plant a church and having it be politically diverse. This article looks at what the Acts 29 pastor said and raises some questions. While I agree the church can address politics and should not be partisan, the warped view of injustice that this Acts 29 pastor has is an issue that needs to be addressed. Continue reading
This post contains both the membership covenant and membership requirements for Bryan Laughlin’s Acts 29 Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia. The first one is a 28 page document from 2013, while the second is 32 pages and from 2017. As you study this you should ask the following question. Would you sign this? Why or why not? What are the issues with this covenant? Are you joining a church or are you becoming a slave in the heart of the capitol of the former Confederacy? Continue reading
A guest post by Van Rue in the Seattle, Washington area that explores the problem of shepherding theology in the context of membership covenants and church discipline. This looks at these abusive problems, which are substantial issues in evangelical Christianity today. Continue reading