What I Appreciated from My Faith Crisis and What I Deeply Regret

A text out of the nowhere by James Crestwood saying he was in D.C. and asking to get together led to this quick and personal post. This addresses what I appreciated from my faith crisis. From the people I have met through this blog from Community Evangelical Free, to Albuquerque Blue and other skeptics. To people like Dee Parsons and Gail my adopted grandmother in Michigan and more. What do I regret from my faith crisis? That Andrew and I clashed so much and I was confrontational. Part of this post is a response to Blue’s question. Continue reading

Peaks and Valleys: A Post Inspired by Richard Nixon’s “In the Arena”

This post is inspired by the first chapter of Richard Nixon’s “In the Arena.” “In the Arena” is a memoir where the former President recalls his greatest accomplishment and most difficult failure. The book is meant to inspire those who deal with set backs in life. In Nixon’s case the peak of his life is traveling to China, whereas his greatest valley is resigning the Presidency in disgrace. When I read the first chapter it got me thinking…what are the peaks and valleys of my life? In my situation they are within 6 months of each other: my baptism and then my false accusation from a Care Group Leader at Redeemer Arlington which preceded it. Eagle has this one question…what are your peaks and valleys? Continue reading

2015 The Wondering Eagle in Review: The Top Posts, Statistics and Feedback; In the End All I Wanted is Peace with Andrew White

An overview of The Wondering Eagle for 2015. The end results…181 posts and 54,000 people who have read. The role that this blog played in The Village Church scandal and what is happening behind the scenes. Also a review of the top posts and my favorite articles that I want to highlight. Eagle is ready for 2016 and it is shaping to be a very busy year. This blog arose out of pain from a false accusation from a Care Group Leader at Eric Simmon’s Redeemer Arlington in the Washington, D.C. area. If individuals have concerns over it, they can approach Redeemer and Andrew White ultimately….in the end all I wanted is peace. Continue reading

Joey Martin Feek Faces her Death that was Foreshadowed in her Single, “When I’m Gone”; Exploring the Issue of Death and Dying in Evangelical Christianity

Country Music singer Joey Martin Feek went home to Alexandria, Indiana to die, three years after recording a haunting single called, “When I’m Gone.” The cancer she has is not responding to treatment. This is a post about how Joey and her husband Rory are facing this situation. This also considers issues in evangelicalism when it comes to death and dying. Continue reading

A Post for Veterans Day: A Story out of Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan; and Evangelical Christians and Friendship

A post written for Veterans Day, November 11, 2015. The story of Operation Red Wings in the Afghanistan war. An unlikely friendship between a Navy SEAL and an Afghan villager. Some thoughts on shunning, evangelicals and friendship, with the problems that exist. There is a homework assignment for each reader since its Veterans Day. Continue reading

Christianity Today Article on Doubt and Hardship in the Missionary Field; Plus Why I am Encouraging Other Christians to Support a Recovering From Religion Fundraiser at Neil Carter’s Blog

 

Christianity Today publishes an article about hardship, doubt and even agnosticism in the missionary field. It addresses the problems and challenges that are faced, and the harm in making missionaries idols. Plus I also explain why I support Recovering from Religion’s Hotline project, and why this Christian is going to make a donation to it the next time I get paid. Recovering From Religion by manning a hot line is doing something that the evangelical Christian churchs should do, but are failing at doing.   Continue reading

The Night my Wrestling Match Ended with God

Today’s post deals with winding down from a 5 year faith crisis and Dee Parson’s thoughts on what happened to me. She thought I never left whereas I was convinced I did. After working with the homeless in the middle of the night in a quiet chapel with an air conditioner blowing I come to a realization that my 5 year faith crisis is over. I had my limp it was time to move forward and continue seeking forgiveness. Continue reading