The Gospel Coalition came out with the listing of the top books for 2019. Two of the authors on that list this blog has written about. This is a brief post to let people become aware and familiar with what books The Gospel Coalition is promoting. Continue reading
The Wondering Eagle attended the simulcast for David Platt’s new book called “Something Needs to Change.” This post is a write up of the simulcast and analysis of what was said. This blog will read and do a book review of David Platt’s new book in the course of time. Continue reading
Joe Carter at The Gospel Coalition hit a home run out of the park with an article he did on Christians and vaccines. Joe explains why Christians should embrace vaccines and dismantles many of the conspiracy theories pushed by the anti-vaccination crowd. The Wondering Eagle would like to give a shout out to Joe and commend him for this article. While I often disagree with The Gospel Coalition I very much agree with what Joe is saying about the importance of vaccines. Continue reading
An open letter to Greg Strand. This is encouraging the EFCA to address the issue of D.A. Carson attacking a sexual assault victim in support of C.J. Mahaney. Its time for the EFCA to act and do the right thing. After all Al Mohler of the Southern Baptists has recanted and addressed the issue. Why is the EFCA staying silent?
Bill Riedel from Redemption Hill writes an article in The Gospel Coalition about building in accountability into a church plant. In the process he also pushes for “meaningful membership” and church discipline. Redemption Hill in Washington D.C. is a part of the EFCA and Acts 29. This blog believes that even if a church has these policies in place sex abuse would still occur. What Bill Riedel should have done is reach out to Washington, D.C. law enforcement and consult with them in building a solid program to prevent sexual abuse. Continue reading
Kathryn Butler writes an article for The Gospel Coalition that looks at modern medicine. In the article she talks about how medicine is “spiritually sick” and that even with modern ethics its still lacking. As I read this article I have concerns about doctors being evangelists and lines bleeding between professions. Chaplains and pastors have a role and can do that job. But let doctor’s focus on their role of serving the patient. Continue reading
This is an article that reflects on an older post from Mike Anderson who led The Resurgence at Mars Hill in Seattle. What do you do when religion leads you to places that are dark and to behaviors just as destructive as alcoholism or drug addiction? This also reflects on what I have seen in my own life. Continue reading