Michael Sean Winters Looks at the History of “Anti-Catholicism in America” in the National Catholic Reporter

Michael Sean Winters who writes about religion an politics for the National Catholic Reporter reviewed a new book that looks at the history of anti-Catholicism in North America. From the founding up until the Civil War, a Brandeis professor did a good job in breaking new ground in a topic that deserves research. This post combines two columns in the National Catholic Reporter. Continue reading

The Reconciliation of Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas is Yet Another Example for the Evangelical Church

This is the story of Isiah Thomas of the Detroit Pistons and Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers. Its a story of a friendship that was once close and then broke down. Johnson believed that Thomas spread rumors that he was bi-sexual or gay in the wake of his HIV diagnoses. For over 20 years they had a major falling out. This all changed in December of 2017 when they met and Johnson apologized and expressed his love for his old friend. Its another story of how reconciliation and forgiveness can help people heal.  Continue reading

Liberty University Opens a “State-of-the-Art” Gun Range. Given how some Evangelicals can be Intensely Paranoid Could a Waco or Ruby Ridge Situation Develop One Day in Lynchburg, Virginia?

Jerry Falwell Jr’s Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia opens a state-of-the-art gun range. While atheists are asking who would Jesus shoot, this looks at the issue of Liberty University and guns. Also, The Wondering Eagle asks a dark question that needs to be posed in light of evangelical culture, their obsession with guns, paranoia of the federal government and their belief they are being persecuted. Could a Waco or Ruby Ridge standoff happen at Liberty University one day?  Continue reading

Does Mark Mullery’s Redeeming Grace Church Fairfax Confirm What the Chinese Communist Party Says About Religion Contributing to Corruption?

In August of 2017 a Chinese exchange student at George Mason University involved in Mark Mullery’s Redeeming Grace Church Fairfax shared his testimony at church on a Sunday morning. The church uploaded it to You Tube. This post looks at the crackdown on corruption in China, which is attributed to religion according to the Chinese’s People’s Daily and asks a question. Is a church that is being dogged by allegations of child sex abuse cover up validating what the Chinese government states about corruption coming from religion?  Continue reading

Why the EFCA Should Plant a Church in Morgantown, Pennsylvania and Issue a Public Statement on Steve Estes Community Evangelical Free Church Situation in Elverson

As it appears that Community Evangelical Free Church in Elverson has exited the EFCA, the denomination should respond by planting a church in Morgantown, Pennsylvania for a multitude of reasons. Also its now time for Greg Strand, Eddie Cole and the EFCA to issue a statement and go on the record of what happened and how the denomination tried to work with Steve Estes and church leadership. In a post-truth era a solid statement will help the EFCA assert authority in a healthy and respectful way. Any statement needs to be a rebuke of what Community Evangelical Free Church did.   Continue reading

From Remnant Church in Richmond to Fellowship Memphis in Tennessee, Does Acts 29 Exploit African-Americans in the Name of Racial Reconciliation?

The Wondering Eagle would like to ask the question. Is the Acts 29 network exploiting racial reconciliation as they do church plants? From Bryan Laughlin’s Remnant Church to John Bryson’s Fellowship Memphis I believe yes, Acts 29 is exploiting racial reconciliation. In cities that have struggled with their past, Acts 29 only functions like a leach in profiting off the situation. They use racial reconciliation to launch a plant and profit off the pain of a community.  Continue reading