An Open Letter to Richard Rieves (Lead Pastor of Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee)

An open letter to the Lead Pastor of Downtown Church in Memphis, Tennessee Richard Rieves. Now that Rick Trotter has been processed by the legal system and scheduled for jail time this open letter asks one key and important question that needs to be asked. Why did Richard Rives hire Rick Trotter and bring him on board? Why did he do that not only as a pastor but also as a father who placed his own family at risk? Continue reading

Rick Trotter is Sentenced for Illegally Recording “UpSkirt” Videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church and Goes on the Tennessee Sex Offender List; Plus Bryan Loritts Speaking Commitments Including my Former Church in California, The Bridge Fresno

Rick Trotter is guilty and sentanced for recording “upskirt” videos at Richard Rieves Downtown Church. The former announcer for the Memphis Grizzles is also going on the Tennessee sex offender registry. Also Bryan Loritts speaking schedule is busy for 2018 including at my old church in Fresno, California called The Bridge Fresno. Continue reading

Eric Saunders Recent Message on Biblical Membership to McLean Bible Arlington Must be Rejected. Today’s Wondering Eagle Explains Why

On April 30, 2018 Eric Saunders who leads McLean Bible Arlington gave a deeply disturbing talk about church membership. As McLean Bible continues to move in the direction of 9 Marks this post examines Eric’s talk in the perspective of what has happened at McLean in a theological coup. Does Eric’s talk about membership, unity, and more hold up in light of what happened because of a cabal between Dale Sutherland and Mark Dever? Does this play out in light of Eric Saunders action, especially as he was a part of the coup?  Continue reading

Being Blocked by Texas and Oklahoma EFCA District Superintendent Bob Rowley on Twitter. The EFCA Needs to Train its Leadership on Social Media Etiquette

The EFCA Texas and Oklahoma District Superintendent Bob Rowley blocks me on Twitter. This is a post in response to that action and asks some questions of the EFCA leader. This behavior also raises questions and shows why the EFCA needs transparency, plus it also reveals why the EFCA needs to train its staff and personnel on social media etiquette. The Wondering Eagle forgives the EFCA District Superintendent.  Continue reading

How Should the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA) be Viewed? Well it’s Complicated

Someone from the western United States emailed me and asked what are the problems in the EFCA? They are new to the organization and are trying to figure it out. I decided to tackle their question and give an overview of my thoughts about the EFCA from the 10,000 foot level. The EFCA has some great people, churches and leaders. However, it also has serious challenges inside the organization. This post from The Wondering Eagle looks at the EFCA from a broad perspective and offers analysis on the organization. 

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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

An Open Letter to Steve Highfill (Can we Agree that a Pastor who Allegedly has Been Involved in a Cover-up of Deviant Sexual Scandal Should not be Speaking at The Bridge Fresno?)

An open letter to EFCA West District Superintendent Steve Highfill. This post is about Bryan Loritts scheduled to speak at Andrew Smith’s The Bridge Fresno. EFCA West needs to be aware of what occurred in Acts 29 Fellowship Memphis. Bryan Loritts should not be speaking, he needs to go back to Memphis, Tennessee and own his mistakes and role in the alleged cover-up.  Continue reading