The Museum of the Bible is not far from the National Mall here in Washington, D.C. Its a museum created and mostly celebrated by American evangelicals. Yet the Museum of the Bible since opening in 2017 and even beforehand, has been drowning in scandal. The museum has obtained or acquired looted, illegal and often stolen artifacts either before it opened or afterward. The Museum of the Bible exists so Steve Green of Hobby Lobby can take a tax write off. When you think about it the United States government is paying Green to be corrupt. This is an overview of some of the scandal with defines the Museum of the Bible. Continue reading
Recently at the EFCA’s Five Oaks Church in Woodbury, Minnesota Henry Williams pushed a book that is aimed to end polarization in the United States. This blog looked at the section Williams pushed and raises some questions, and also gives a history lesson on what “America First” is all about. But in order to end polarization shouldn’t Christians admit error and repent of their mistakes? That is what this post is about at The Wondering Eagle. Continue reading
Jerry Falwell Sr and Liberty University have long been a poison to evangelicalism. This post recalls my experience in planting a Campus Crusade for Christ chapter in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 and having to contend with Falwell’s words on television. In planting a Crusade chapter I had to deal with and answer some questions that were created because of his declarations. And whether l liked it or not it was almost as if Jerry Falwell Sr spoke for me and other evangelicals at the time. After all were atheists, gays, and feminists responsible for the large loss of life on September 11, 2001? Absolutely not.
A few months back at his blog Wade Burleson defended and wrote about the 1776 Commission. The 1776 Commission was an attempt to create “Patriotic Education” that would educate people. In other words the commission which lacked any historians was an effort to create state sanctioned propaganda. Wade Burleson who is using his blog to push conspiracy theories once again illustrates how the scandal of the evangelical mind still continues, and this time it happens while he wears his tin foil hat.
Many evangelicals are warning about The Equality Act. They claim its a threat to the church and religious freedom. Evangelicals and Christians have longed beat the drum in culture wars in American history. In the late 19th and early 20th century the contentious debate took place over women’s suffrage. This post revisits that time in history and recalls how a number of Christians predicted the demise of the family and church if women voted. In contentious debates I believe the best teacher is history and this post aims to offer another perspective based upon history. Continue reading
Michael Gerson in The Washington Post looked at why white evangelicals are suspicious of the COVID-19 vaccine. Its a brief look at the history of evangelicalism and science. This blog is encouraging people to read the article but this blog is also encouraging you to support your local newspaper. Continue reading
At Beni Johnson’s Instgram account in 2019 she pushed a really warped view of John C Fremont. John C Fremont is a well known explorer in American history who became the first Republican candidate for presidency in 1856. Johnson tied Fremont to End Times theology and prophecy and spoke highly of his faith. Her account left out his role in genocide against Indian tribes in California and Oregon. It also shows why the charismatic movement is warped and has an agenda. History is not simple and not meant to be treated in this way. But for someone like Beni Johnson the harm is done. Word to the Bethel leader leave history to the historians and those serious to treat it with respect and wrestle with the topic no matter where the truth may take one. Continue reading
Today’s post looks at Jeff Dornik promoting Marjorie Taylor Greene on Twitter. The founder of the GK Pastors Network and Freedom First Network is pushing a proponent of warped conspiracy theories. Greene is the Q Anon supporter in Congress who has called for Democrats to be executed and says that a plane never hit the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. Greene has also said that school shootings like Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida were staged as a false flag attack, mocked those who survived; and pushes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories involving Jews and space lasers resulting in California’s wildfires. Anti-Semitism starts by ridiculing and marginalizing Jews and denying their humanity. His promotion of Marjorie Taylor Greene is sick and in this blogger’s view indicative of why white evangelicalism is cancerous in this country. The best thing many people can do is leave evangelicalism. Jeff Dornik and culture war evangelicals show why faith is not about God. Its about using faith to obtain political power. Continue reading
Over at the National Catholic Reporter a retired Catholic priest wrote about his own Vietnam War protest and arrest in 1971 and compared it with the violent insurrection that occurred on January 6, 2021. This is an interesting read this blog wanted to add and encourage people to read. Continue reading
The EFCA needs to address the problem of Christian nationalism from a theological perspective. The dead and injured in my backyard of Washington, D.C. are owed that by evangelicalism. This blog believes that Christian nationalism is a challenge for the EFCA, after all I wrote about it before the election using an EFCA church as an example. Greg Strand needs to develop a program that will tackle this problem and educate people on this topic and defuse the tension. Christian nationalism is linked to other issues such as racial reconciliation and justice which the EFCA cares about. Continue reading