Looking at the Relationship Between Bill Riedel’s Redemption Hill and Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington

This post looks at the relationship between two Acts 29 churches in the Washington, D.C. area. Jordan Kauflin’s Redeemer Arlington and Bill Riedel’s Redemption Hill. This looks at two churches who can be considered to be cult like and are to be avoided by people in both Arlington, Virginia and Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  Continue reading

Personal Reflection on Attending a Service at the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey

The Wondering Eagle visited the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown in early March of 2019. This is my observation and what I experienced at Blairstown. This is a congregation that has lost a large number of members. The large number of vacant seats hints that something occurred. And yet if I did not know the history I would not likely have picked up on the issues at Todd Nathan’s church.  Continue reading

The Autocratic Reign of Todd Nathan and the Troubling Story of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown, New Jersey

Todd Nathan became the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown in 2014. Situated in Northwest New Jersey this is a good size Evangelical Free church that served the Blairstown Township for decades. Problems began to develop in the course of time and Todd could not deal with people challenging or asking questions. Many members slowly came to see the new leader of Blairstown as autocratic. A church that was once loving and kind was starting to deal with deep issues. In November of 2017 a credentialed EFCA pastor used a loophole in the church by-laws to allegedly target at least 22  members and throw them out of the congregation. Continue reading

As a Member of Acts 29 and the EFCA, is Bill Riedels’ Redemption Hill in Washington, D.C. Prepared for the Issue of Sexual Abuse? This Blog Would Say No

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