This is the final post for The Wondering Eagle for 2018. This article reviews the stories and situations covered in the year of 2018. From Acts 29, to the EFCA to the Sojourn Network, the atheist community and Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a wrap up of all the work this blog accomplished. Plus I discuss what is coming in 2019 as well.
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
This is the final post by Van Rue on shepherding theology. Van Rue is a veteran of Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill from Seattle. In this post Van Rye looks at how the Neo-Calvinists are duplicating some of the mistakes from Catholicism and how to exit a shepherding church. Continue reading
This is a brief post that documents and preserves The Village Church’s bylaws and membership covenants from 2009 and 2014. Plus the 2014 membership covenant is likely the membership covenant used by Karen Hinkley before The Village Church tried to practice church discipline on her. If you recall she annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict in 2015 and faced church discipline for not submitting to the elders. Continue reading
A guest post by Van Rue in the Seattle, Washington area that explores the problem of shepherding theology in the context of membership covenants and church discipline. This looks at these abusive problems, which are substantial issues in evangelical Christianity today. Continue reading
This is a guest post from a former member of Mark Driscoll Mars Hill Seattle. Van Rue in this article does an overview of what shepherding theology is about. This is the first installment in a long article. The Wondering Eagle is grateful for Van Rue for his contribution to this blog. Continue reading
Let’s be brutally honest. One of the lessons I have learned over the past three years is that many people will never learn. Some people drift from cult to cult and keep getting involved in bad situations repeatedly. Its time that this be discussed and I also realize that I can’t help said individuals. Continue reading