An Open Letter to Clay Crum (Southern Baptist Pastor at First Baptist Church in Luverne, Alabama)

An open letter to the pastor of First Baptist Church in Luverne, Alabama. This is a letter to a pastor of a Southern Baptist congregation where some people believe slavery was good. Others believe that Donald Trumps’ adultery is fine and excused as long as abortion is fought.  This is a church that is struggling with racism and reveals that parts of the SBC haven’t moved very far from where the denomination was in 1845.  Honestly if the Christian faith is represented by people like Jewell Killough, Terry Drew and Sheila Butler then I would rather spend an eternity in hell then be in heaven with them.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Sam Jessup (Communications Director of The Bridge Fresno on Why This EFCA Church Must Close)

An open letter to Sam Jessup of The Bridge Fresno. This letter explains why The Bridge Fresno needs to close and why its a sin to attend, support and give money to this EFCA church. As The Bridge Fresno is not just having Bryan Loritts speak, but also scheduled to have Ricky Jenkins of the Fellowship Memphis scandal in Tennessee also speak later in July 2018. This is a church that needs to be closed.  Continue reading

Re-Publishing a Comment on What Richard Rieves Knew About Rick Trotter When Downtown Church Hired Him

On a recent post a comment was left that I wanted to draw attention to. In the Rick Trotter situation at Downtown Church Richard Rieves was warned that he was bringing on a sexual predator. He was warned about what happened at Fellowship Memphis. Despite those warnings Richard Rieves justified his hiring of Rick Trotter. Richard Rieves is a man who should not be a pastor, in the opinion of The Wondering Eagle. He is a pastor who has failed to do the right thing and caused needless pain.  Continue reading

David Platt’s Talk on Elders Sounds Good, However it is Deeply Disturbing in Light of the Politics and Alleged Intervention of Mark Dever Behind the Scenes at McLean Bible. Plus Does the Standards of an Elder that Platt Preached Apply to Larry Cooper?

The Wondering Eagle is looking at David Platt’s sermon from June 24, 2018 about the qualifications for elder. While the sermon is good, it fails in light of what happened at McLean Bible from 2015 until 2017. The scheming and power plays allegedly by Dale Sutherland in church leadership which David Platt condemns are actually what brought him to power. Also worth asking are the qualifications for elder going to apply  to Larry Cooper? Or is their dishonesty allowed and okay in the “greater good” especially if it gave McLean Bible, David Platt?  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Garrett Kell (Lead Pastor of Del Ray Baptist)

An open letter to Del Ray Baptist’s Lead Pastor on his effort to try and get Mike Pence canceled from the SBC meeting. The Wondering Eagle is encouraged by Garrett’s efforts in this area. This post is a reflection on the issues of mixing politics and faith. At the same time this also is a reflection on the problem of tribalism which is also an issue in 9 Marks. Continue reading

Ryan Fullerton’s Immanuel Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky Reacts to The Washington Post Story About Rachael Denhollander and Sovereign Grace

The Washington Post published an article about how evangelical Christians are in denial about sex abuse inside evangelicalism. The article tells the story of Rachael Denhollander and how she had to leave Ryan Fullerton’s Immanuel Baptist in Louisville, Kentucky. In response Immanuel contacted The Washington Post and admitted that they were wrong. The statement has some problems, but Immanuel should be encouraged for taking this act and admitting error. Its a step in the right direction for this key 9 Marks church.  Continue reading