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.
Paul Ortlinghaus leads an Evangelical Free Church in Santa Rosa, California called SOMA Church Community. In today’s post at The Wondering Eagle we are looking at a blog post Paul wrote about a person who sows discord. This is a troubling commentary on what appears to be a totalitarian church. Continue reading
Brick Lane Community Church has exited the EFCA. Its statement in the local Elverson, Pennsylvania press was deceitful. It stated that they had to vote to separate from the EFCA and then align with the The Gospel Coalition. This post at The Wondering Eagle pushes back against that corrupt statement. After all in Eddie Cole’s Eastern District there are 15 EFCA churches involved in The Gospel Coalition. Plus it was learned that the most prolific pastors are Bill Kynes and Benjamin Vrbicek. The Wondering Eagle would like to ask, can Merle and Dave Stoltzfus and Steve Estes be honest? Continue reading
This brief post is about how some Christians celebrated and remembered the memory of Martin Luther King. On the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis The Gospel Coalition held a conference in the same city to discuss racism. The Roman Catholic, mainstream and liberal Protestants also marked the day. This post also looks at the history of the Memphis Sanitation Strike and the King assassination. Continue reading
The Wondering Eagle is critical of the Neo-Calvinist movement in many forms. However, there are certain areas where the Neo-Calvinist movement shines and does well. From addressing racism, having a broader and more global definition of the church to having a healthier take an alcohol. Today’s post is a reflection on the segments of Neo-Calvinism that are healthy and good. Continue reading
This is an open letter to Acts 29 pastor Ryan Kwon. This is a response to what Ryan says in an article in The Gospel Coalition about the demise of Mars Hill and Acts 29 eventually thriving. Why does Ryan and Acts 29 at the time give the benefit of the doubt to Mark Driscoll when many people under him had that denied? Ryan also had a flawed view of Acts 29 being healthy. And Ryan seems to believe that an organization growing is a sign of God blessing it. I wonder if he thinks the same thing of Mormonism, Scientology or Islam? Continue reading
Remnant Church in Richmond, Virginia is a key Acts 29 church in Virginia’s capitol and the East Coast of the United States. This is a look at a church that is allegedly trying to control communication with family members, as well as members accepting solid-paying jobs. In addition college students are stuck in harsh membership covenants where they are giving money to Remnant while struggling to make rent. This also looks at an Acts 29 church that allegedly does not believe in military chaplains at all. The Wondering Eagle poses the question as to why the Southern Baptist Convention is planting churches like Remnant? Who is going to help those forward deployed in combat zones such as Afghanistan and Iraq? What does the SBC Chaplaincy believe about churches like Remnant that are discouraging people from becoming military chaplains? Continue reading