The other day I was watching James Bond’s Tomorrow Never Dies. As I watched the Bond villain, played by Jonathan Pryce, give his diabolical speech it got me thinking. How far is the mega church pastor from the James Bond villain? This blog would suggest its not as far as some would say. Continue reading
This week Tom Hanks new movie about Mr Rogers is releasing nationally. When I attended Christ Community Church in Kansas City, Missouri in October of 2018 Tyler Chernesky preached about Fred Rogers. In light of this new movie this blog is hoping that Tyler Chernesky’s next article for the Christ Community Church blog can address themes from the movie. Continue reading
Every summertime Rod Stafford’s Fairfax Community Church holds “Fairfax at the movies.” According to Pastor Rod the sermon series allows people to look at movie themes through the lens of scripture. This post does what Fairfax has done and looks at the church through Mel Brooks classic Spaceballs. So brace yourself for a lot of snark in this post. Hold on to your helmet and prepare for ludicrous speed!
In 2019 several key individuals from the 1971 T.C. Williams state championship football team passed away. This team was remembered in the 2000 Disney movie Remember the Titans. May we always remember the lessons and take aways about unity, reconciliation and courage. Continue reading
If you could be a superhero which one would it be? And why would you choose that particular one? This post is just a break from some of the heavy stuff I found myself writing about. Continue reading
My parents saw Goldfinger in Missouri when my Dad taught at the University of Missouri in Columbia. It started a family tradition where we saw the next James Bond when it was released. I was born into this and it rubbed off on me. This post is another in the process of dealing with my parent’s deaths. One thing to be concerned about when people age is when they lose interest in subjects or topics that give them meaning and pleasure in life. Continue reading
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
Is Jeremy Morris the Clark W. Griswold of Hayden, Idaho? This is a story of the evangelical culture wars clashing on Christmas. When the warped perspective of white Christian persecution runs amuck. This is the story of Jeremy Morris, a cultural warrior graduate from Liberty University engages in a legal battle with the West Hayden Estates Homeowners Association over a massive Christmas display. Continue reading
Re-running a post from a friend of mine in Milwaukee about being a misfit. Its inspired from the Hugh Jackman film The Greatest Showman. I hope you enjoy this, it gave me a lot of think about. Thank you Greg Marshall for your passion and story telling ability. Continue reading