Practicing Discernment: North Creek Junior High Dress and Swimming Guidelines to Prevent Someone from Sexually Stumbling into Sin

A discernment exercise from an EFCA church in Walnut Creek, California. North Creek Church as led by Dr. Kent Dresdow has its dress and swimming guidelines for junior high students. The goal is not to make people “stumble” into sexual sin. How do you look at these guidelines? Or is this legalism and similar to what C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries did?  Continue reading

Looking at Jon Smith’s OneU DC A College Ministry that Feeds into Redeemer Arlington

A look at a college ministry that feeds into Redeemer Arlington. We are looking at OneU DC which is founded by Jon Smith, and also has Moses Lee on staff. Jon Smith was a pastor at Covenant Life Church and was on staff when one of the fathers of two of Nate Morales sexual abuse victims contacted the church and alerted the pastoral staff that Morales was still a pastor in Nevada.  The Wondering Eagle would like to know what did Jon Smith know about Nate Morales and when did he know it? Did he contact the police? Or did he let a serial sexual predator off the hook by not calling law enforcement?  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