Analyzing the Growth of Reformed Theology/Neo-Calvinism in the Evangelical Free Church of America: The Eastern District

Today I unveil the first completion of a long term project of determining the rate of Reformed/New Calvinist theology in the Evangelical Free Church of America at The Wondering Eagle. This is a year long effort at this blog as I work through 17 districts. In this post I reveal my findings in the Eastern District Continue reading

Time Magazine Writes about Sovereign Grace’s Child Sex Abuse Issues, Yet C.J. Mahaney is Still Scheduled to Speak at T4G; Eagle asks Why?

A quick post about Time magazine writing about Sovereign Grace’s child sex abuse problems. This is on the heels of the Washingtonian article. Eagle has this simple question with all these issues hemorrhaging out of Sovereign Grace…why is C.J. Mahaney speaking at T4G? Does the man have any shame? Continue reading

Why the Modern Evangelical Church Needs to Air its Dirty Laundry: Lessons from the Challenger Disaster and Ronald Reagan’s Call for Soviet Transparency

The modern evangelical church is filled with corruption…it’s time to take our dirty laundry and air it for the world to see. There are reasons why this is done, in the end it forces change. To make my case I am going to use one of the greatest tragedies in the history of NASA – that of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion. During the Cold War a challenge by Ronald Reagan to the Soviet Union illustrated how mistakes are dealt with publically. This is a post on why the evangelical church needs to be transparent. Continue reading

John Piper and Guns: How the Celebrity Pastor Movement is Crippling People’s Faith

John Piper recently ignited controversy when tackling the topic of whether or not a Christian should arm themselves. This post is not about the debate on guns, instead I want this to be a discussion on how Christians are being stunted in their faith by the celebrity pastor culture. Too many people are being told what to think and not how to think. Christians need to be encouraged to wrestle with questions themselves as that would better prepare them for life. This post is about how the celebrity pastor is crippling and handicapping Christians today. Continue reading

How Mistakes are Opportunities…Why Don’t Evangelical Christians Say they are Sorry? Why Don’t Evangelicals Repent and Own their Mistakes Today?

Why don’t Christians repent today? Why don’t evangelical Christians say they are sorry? From Mark Driscoll, to C.J. Mahaney to Andrew White…from the leaders to the people in the pews…why don’t Christians seek forgiveness and work to heal others that they have deeply wounded in pain? Since many Evangelical Christians don’t care when they hurt people and plow forward…is that another reason why the world doesn’t respect them? Also remember your pastor is sinful, and often fallen. At the end of the day he is just as broken as you. Continue reading

When it Comes to C. J. Mahaney; What the Evangelical Christian Church can Learn from Deep Throat and Watergate

It started out as an unusual burglary in the Democratic National Committee on June 17, 1972. Deep Throat an inside Washington Post source in the movie “All The President’s Men,” had advice to a young Bob Woodward. Follow the money. That phrase, “follow the money” holds as true today as it did in the Watergate docu-drama. In order to understand C.J. Mahaney and the extent of his corruption one needs to follow the money. Where does the money trail lead to? Who did C.J. Mahaney give money to? Mark Dever? Kevin DeYoung? D.A. Carson? Justin Taylor? These are questions going on in my mind that I would like to ask. There is much the evangelical church can learn from Deep Throat and Watergate. Continue reading

95 Reasons Why we Need a New Reformation

After some of the feedback I have received I decided to take the 95 reasons alone and make them a stand alone post. Feel free to print and turn this in with your resignation from a Neo-Calvinist church. Or in the spirit of Martin Luther you can nail or tape  these to the door of your local church. For those that do so please take a picture and email me about the experience. I was out traveling this past weekend so this will fill until the next post. Also for those inquiring…it’s not an accident that Jonathan Leeman is listed four times. The corruption in 9 Marks justifies a new Reformation alone. Continue reading

Jon Bloom at Desiring God Writes on Reformation Day; My Response to Jon on Why we Need a New Reformation and my 95 Reasons

 

Some thoughts on Jon Bloom’s article at Desiring God on Reformation Day. My response in saying that Jon is writing about the corruption in himself, Sovereign Grace, and Neo-Calvinism. We need a new Reformation and I write my 95 reasons why.  Eagle also has a challenge…I challenge someone to nail (or tape) these 95 reasons to the door of Capital Hill Baptist Church or Sovereign Grace Louisville when either Mark Dever or CJ Mahaney is preaching. Their theological tyranny is coming to an end. Continue reading

What Al Mohler and Mark Dever can Learn from Marquette University’s Public Rebuke of Bill Cosby

On September 24, 2015 Marquette University rescinded an honorary doctorate that it gave to Bill Cosby in May 2013. Marquette felt like it had to act on the allegations and evidence that Bill Cosby was involved in obtaining narcotics to give to women for sex. Marquette’s behavior is a light in a dark world, and I would suggest that Al Mohler and Mark Dever could learn from Marquette in regards to the C.J. Mahaney controversy. C.J. Mahaney is unqualified to teach, let alone be an Elder. For individuals like Mark Dever and Al Mohler who are ethically bankrupt I suggest they learn from Marquette University’s behavior. Continue reading

An Open Letter to Warren Throckmorton

An open letter to Warren Throckmorton thanking him for his work on David Barton, Gospel for Asia, Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Seattle. I also touch on his work in homosexuality and how he changed his course. Warren is a blessing to the modern evangelical Christian church. His intellect and gift of discernment are desperately needed and his concern for people hurt in modern day evangelicalism is beautiful. In this letter Eagle hopes that Warren Throckmorton could start to research and shine the light on C.J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace and 9 Marks as defined by Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever. Continue reading