The Memphis Commercial Appeal Asks If Memphis Police Mishandled the Rick Trotter Situation? Plus The Bridge Fresno Advertises and Prepares for Bryan Loritts to Speak on July 8, 2018

The Memphis Commercial Appeal writes more about the scandal of Rick Trotter and Fellowship Memphis. The newspaper asks if the Memphis Police mishandled the investigation. It can be possible, especially with some of the other issues that have occurred with Memphis Police Department. Also this post looks at another voyeurism situation that was eerily similar to Rick Trotter- that of Sammy Nuckolls.  Finally as the Fellowship Memphis scandal drags on The Bridge Fresno in California is advertising, welcoming and promoting Bryan Loritts for speaking on July 8, 2018.  Continue reading

When Todd Phillips was at McLean Bible, Plus Some Additional Thoughts and Concerns About What David Platt Stated in his June 24, 2018 Sermon

What would have happened at McLean Bible if Todd Phillips stayed? Would the church have been theologically flipped? Plus there are additional concerns about David Platt’s sermon on June 24 that I need to raise. And I have to be honest, in the course of time as I keep finding and dealing with corruption wherever I go in evangelicalism, the truth of the matter is that I will probably pass out of it and be a nothing or an atheist in the course of time.  Continue reading

Rick Trotter is Sentenced for Illegally Recording “UpSkirt” Videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church and Goes on the Tennessee Sex Offender List; Plus Bryan Loritts Speaking Commitments Including my Former Church in California, The Bridge Fresno

Rick Trotter is guilty and sentanced for recording “upskirt” videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church. The former announcer for the Memphis Grizzles is also going on the Tennessee sex offender registry. Also Bryan Loritts speaking schedule is busy for 2018 including at my old church in Fresno, California called The Bridge Fresno. Continue reading

How Should the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) be Viewed? Well it’s Complicated

Someone from the western United States emailed me and asked what are the problems in the EFCA? They are new to the organization and are trying to figure it out. I decided to tackle their question and give an overview of my thoughts about the EFCA from the 10,000 foot level. The EFCA has some great people, churches and leaders. However, it also has serious challenges inside the organization. This post from The Wondering Eagle looks at the EFCA from a broad perspective and offers analysis on the organization. 

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An Open Letter to Steve Highfill (Can we Agree that a Pastor who Allegedly has Been Involved in a Cover-up of Deviant Sexual Scandal Should not be Speaking at The Bridge Fresno?)

An open letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Steve Highfill. This post is about Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at Andrew Smith’s The Bridge Fresno. EFCA West needs to be aware of what occurred in Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. Bryan Loritts should not be speaking, he needs to go back to Memphis, Tennessee and own his mistakes and role in the alleged cover-up.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Jeff Loven (The Bridge Fresno Pastor on Bryan Loritts Scheduled to Speak on July 8, 2018)

An open letter to Jeff Loven of The Bridge Fresno. Jeff is the creative arts pastor at The Bridge. Today’s open letter is a follow up to my question I posed yesterday. Why is Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at The Bridge Fresno. I hope The Bridge Fresno will do the right thing and cancel Bryan and tell him that he needs to repent and go back to Memphis and own what he has allegedly done.   Continue reading

Why is Bryan Loritts Speaking at The Bridge Fresno on July 8, 2018? Is Andrew Smith Aware of the Dark and Deviant Scandal that Took Place at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis?

My former EFCA Church in Fresno, California is having Bryan Loritts speak on July 8, 2018. Is The Bridge Fresno aware of the scandal, of voyeurism and alleged child pornography that was manufactured at Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis? Bryan Loritts was one of the pastors who oversaw the alleged cover-up. This is a post to my old church telling them they need to cancel Bryan Loritts. You don’t place a wolf before the congregation.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle Welcomes Hayden McAndrew to The Bridge Fresno

The Bridge Fresno is bringing Hayden McAndrew on staff to be the Student Ministries Pastor. This is a brief post looking over Hayden McAndrew.  He will be a good fit, I am concerned however that he appears to like Steven Furtick and ministies and program related to Elevation Church on Twitter. This post briefly looks at a financial scandal that continues to play out in North Carolina.  Continue reading

The Wondering Eagle’s Response to Jeff Loven’s Sermon, Plus the Responsibility Churches Such as The Bridge Fresno Have to Address Issues Inside the Greater EFCA

The Wondering Eagle visited The Bridge Fresno on Sunday December 31, 2017. This is my response to Jeff Loven’s sermon. In addition its time for churches like The Bridge Fresno to start to push back on issues that are hurting the national EFCA. In this post I raise the issue of D.A. Carson from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School who defended C.J. Mahaney by attacking a rape victim in a statement from The Gospel Coalition. Churches like The Bridge Fresno need to speak out and challenge the denomination leadership on acts of injustice. The days of being indifferent are now over. If churches like The Bridge stay silent on difficult issues then they are duplicating the behavior of the Jewish Priest who walks by the wounded Jewish man in the story of The Good Samaritan.  Continue reading

The Disturbing Blind Spot with The Bridge Fresno Which Will Leave People Hurt

Concern about The Bridge Fresno’s prayer policy leads to this post. This came about after a conversation with David Peters in front of the sound booth on Sunday morning. By being such a church that is so small group centric and not contacting people in regards to prayer leaves the door open for people to be hurt or leave a bitter taste in their mouth when it comes to Christianity.  Continue reading