How Acts 29’s Trinity City Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota Responded to the Neo-Nazi Rally in Charlottesville

When a Neo-Nazi rally happened in Charlottesville, Virginia Acts 29 Trinity City Church responded quickly to condemn it. Bryan Lair’s church re-published the EFCA statement on racism from the 1992 General Conference. Despite my concerns with the Acts 29 movement, which this blog writes about, I am encouraged that Bryan’s church responded in the manner that it did to this disturbing incident here in Virginia.  Continue reading

An Open Letter to Brian Farone (District Superintendent of the North Central District on Some Thoughts on the EFCA, his District, and Other Issues)

An open letter to the North Central District Superintendent. In this letter this writer explain how I have written other open letters to his colleagues in other EFCA districts. I explain my thoughts on the North Central District. Plus I also explain some of the key issues facing the EFCA. Finally I reveal where I am spiritually as I am sure that would probably be a question.  Continue reading

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

These are the results of the growth of Neo-Calvinism/Neo-Puritanism in the Evangelical Free Church of America’s  (EFCA) North Central District. The North Central District includes Minnesota and one EFCA church in Wisconsin.  As I continue to work through the EFCA this research continues to show that this denomination is slowly being theologically hijacked by Neo-Calvinists.  Continue reading

Lake Wisconsin Evangelical Free in Lodi, Wisconsin on Why the Church Should Avoid Politics

Lake Wisconsin Evangelical Free in Lodi, Wisconsin has stated that politics will be avoided in the church for the purposes of unity and creating an environment that is welcoming.  This is a deeply encouraging policy in Scott Larson’s church and has been this way for an extended period of time. In the evangelical movement which struggles to divorce itself from politics, the actions by this EFCA church could be a model inside the greater EFCA as to why politics must be separate from faith. After all the only way evangelical Christianity can work is if its apolitical.  Continue reading

Terry Baird from Creekside Community Church in Napa, California on How to Have a Grace Filled Discussion

At the blog for Creekside Community Church in Napa, California EFCA pastor Terry Baird wrote a post about how to have a grace filled discussion. I give the senior pastor some counter points about how evangelicals can change their game. From going out into the culture more to learning to listen to others. This is a shorter post than usual at The Wondering Eagle.  Continue reading

Practicing Discernment: North Creek Junior High Dress and Swimming Guidelines to Prevent Someone from Sexually Stumbling into Sin

A discernment exercise from an EFCA church in Walnut Creek, California. North Creek Church as led by Dr. Kent Dresdow has its dress and swimming guidelines for junior high students. The goal is not to make people “stumble” into sexual sin. How do you look at these guidelines? Or is this legalism and similar to what C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace Ministries did?  Continue reading