The Strategic Role the EFCA can Play in Racial Healing; Plus Did the EFCA Allegedly Remove a Church from the Denomination that Had Ties to the White Supremacist Organization the League of the South?

One of the key issues of today is racism and in that area the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) is strategically poised to play a critical role in responding to that topic. My question is this, are they ready and do they realize their capability? In this area its The Wondering Eagle’s belief that Eddie Cole could bring a lot to the table based upon his experience at Salem Church in Staten Island, New York. Plus The Wondering Eagle would like to know, did the EFCA allegedly remove a church from the denomination that had ties to the White Supremacist organization known as  The League of the South?  If that happened this is a call for information as that should be documented and written about. Continue reading

Recommended Reads: Russell Moore on Jesus Being Angry on White Supremacy; Plus Jayson Bradley on how if Pastors Aren’t Discussing Racism they Need to Turn Over the Microphone

Two recommended reads that are a response to the Neo-Nazi riot and demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. Russell Moore writes an article for the Washington Post asking if the church is angry about white supremacy. Then a former pastor in Washington State writes about how pastors need to speak about racism. If they are not then they need to pass the microphone to someone else.  Continue reading

The Season of my Discontent: When the Evangelical Christians are Wrong, the Atheists are Correct, and the Neo-Calvinists Surprise Me; A Reflection on the Neo-Nazi Rally in my Home State of Virginia

A quick post that is a response to the Nazi rally that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia. Its time to speak up and condemn Nazism which has no place in the United States. Not now, and not ever. We didn’t fight Nazism in Europe in World War II only to have it spring up in the United States. The resurgence in the alt-right which Donald Trump exploited needs to be condemned. This is about the season of my discontent when regular evangelicals are wrong, and the atheists and Neo-Calvinists are correct.  Continue reading

How About Them Cubbies! The Reconciliation of Steve Bartman and the Chicago Cubs, and What the Evangelical Christian Church Can Learn

The Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman reconcile and resolve a lot of pain. In the process the Cubs show a lot of grace, forgiveness, and how reconciliation and healing is possible. Its yet another example of how the world can often do a better job in showing grace than the evangelical Christian church. As Harry Carey would say, “How about those Cubbies!”  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Graham A Cole (Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Regarding D.A. Carson Attacking a Rape Victim in The Gospel Coalition Statement out of His Loyalty to the Embattled C.J. Mahaney)

An open letter to Graham Cole who is the Dean of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. This open letter is regarding D.A. Carson’s behavior in attacking someone who was raped at 13 in a statement through The Gospel Coalition. Its time for that statement to come down, and its time for D.A. Carson to publicly admit this he is wrong. This is a situation that The Wondering Eagle is going to write about until Trinity does the right thing. Its long past time for this issue to be addressed.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Jon Payne (District Superintendent of the Forest Lakes District on Reflecting on my Life in Wisconsin)

An open letter to Jon Payne the EFCA District Superintendent of the Forest Lakes District in Wisconsin. This is a reflection of my life in Wisconsin, attending Marquette and the city of Milwaukee which was once my home. This also remembers a different time in life. A time before I knew what spiritual abuse was, and how dark many parts of evangelical Christianity can be. It was a time I had hope and trusted the church. Is was a time before one was burned and fried.    Continue reading

An Open Letter to Bruce Martin (District Superintendent of the EFCA Pacific Northwest District)

An open letter to the EFCA District Superintendent Bruce Martin who leads the Pacific Northwest District. On January 15, 2017 Bruce Martin gave a talk to Olympic Evangelical Free Church in Poulsbo, Washington. This open letter is my response to Bruce’s talk. In this letter I ask why many parts of evangelical Christianity lack love, and  propose ways in how to bring love back into the Christian faith. Plus this blog has one goal in regards to the EFCA, it wants the denomination to learn how to apologize and right wrongs as they have occurred or will occur.  Continue reading