USA Today Reports on a Dark Story That Highlights the Issue of Sexual Abuse at a Southern Baptist Church Outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A very dark story that details why sexual abuse is a problem inside the Southern Baptist Convention emerges outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A Baptist Church in Camp Hill employs a convicted molester and the church keeps the information from the congregation. This is a hard read but a necessary one.  Continue reading

Is Redeemer Arlington Planning Another Church Plant in the Washington, D.C. Area? Is Marshall Griffin Being Allegedly Trained to be a Spiritual Abuser?

Marshall Griffin is one of the newest additions to Eric Simmons and Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington. Griffin as a pastoral resident came to Redeemer from John McGowan’s Restoration City Church. Indicators point to Redeemer working on another church plant probably to be led by Marshall Griffin. This article raises concerns about a cult like entity engaging in church planting and more spiritual abuse occurring. Continue reading

McLean Bible Changes it Policies After the Scott Woods Grooming Situation and Caleb Moore Allegedly Violates Those Policies. Nate Reed Communicates Coming Website Changes and Social Media Policy. And 16 Years of Sermons by Lon Solomon are Purged From the Website

There is more news with McLean Bible in the Washington, D.C. area. The Southern Baptist mega church implemented more child safety policies in the wake of the Scott Woods situation. The policies were aimed at strengthening child protection measures. And then Caleb Moore who leads The Rock Ministries undermined those rules when he violated them communicating with a teenager behind a family’s back. Also Nate Reed emailed the staff in mid December 2019 about the changing McLean’s website and limiting social media interaction by staff. Also in the new McLean Bible website this blog is disappointed that 16 years of sermons and teaching material by Lon Solomon were purged from the website. The authoritarianism at McLean Bible is troubling. Continue reading

A Pivotal Week in Evangelical Christianity. A Christianity Today Editorial Calling for Trump’s Removal. A President Responds in Rage While the “Court Evangelicals” Double Down and Other Moderate Evangelicals Begin to Push Back

The week of December 19, 2019 through December 26, 2019 was quite dramatic. In it a fracture appeared in the Evangelical Christian culture in the United States after Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. The “court evangelicals” who are known for defending President Trump were caught off guard and the moderates who reject Christian nationalism pushed back. In the 1950’s when Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy created chaos with his investigations of imagined communists, it was an attorney for the United States Army that boldly asked him if he had any decency. Did we witness that moment of the fight for decency in the Christianity Today editorial? This post is a narrative of what happened in a week and what it could mean for evangelical culture. Continue reading

In Studying at the Masters Seminary Tony Kibic of Mosaic City Church in Fairfax, Virginia Illustrates How Evangelical Christianity Will Indefinitely Struggle With Domestic and Sexual Abuse

One of the churches in the New City Network in the Washington, D.C. area is Mosaic City Church. Tony Kibic who serves at Mosaic is pursuing his education through John MacArthur’s The Master’s Seminary. For Tony, to pursue his education through a school that a couple of years back demanded that a rape victim repent to her rapist for tempting him illustrates why Evangelical Christianity will never rise above the sexual or domestic abuse issue. Not only are too many evangelicals infatuated with celebrity pastors, but abuse is inconvenient. Then you also have to figure in what Mark Noll said about the scandal of the evangelical mind. Continue reading

As #CaringWell Ends The Wondering Eagle is Calling for an Independent Investigation into McLean Bible. Regarding Scott Woods, Why Did David Platt’s Church Cover-up an Alleged Predator Who Groomed Teenagers for Planned Sexual Abuse?

As the Caring Well conference comes to a close in Dallas, Texas The Wondering Eagle obtains more information about how McLean Bible badly mishandled an alleged predator in The Rock Ministries. The information obtained deals with who knew about the situation and how it was kept from the staff at the church. This blog would like McLean Bible to be subjected to an independent, secular, and comprehensive investigation about not only the Scott Woods incident but their policies and procedures on sexual crimes. Continue reading