This is a letter of divorce to my former third wave evangelical church outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known as Wooded Hills this is a church that is deeply charismatic, highly political, and very much toxic. In 2016 a number of people attacked me on social media and I realized that this is not the place that I thought it to be. This is a cult and a place to be avoided. This open letter explains a number of problems with Wooded Hills. Continue reading
Spiritual abuse is not something you will understand unless you have endured it. My hope is that you can dismiss this post. But those of you who have been through hell will understand what I am writing here today. This is about how spiritual abuse touched my life. From several churches that dealt with issues from child sex abuse to mishandling a sex offender; to an Air Force Officer who tried to get me involved in the last church plant of Sovereign Grace Ministries in the Washington, D.C. area called Redeemer Arlington. Its the story of a false accusation that threatened my life and hurt my family and even popped up in a hospital room in a medical crisis. In my view spiritual abuse is the equivalent of rape. Continue reading
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
What would have happened at McLean Bible if Todd Phillips stayed? Would the church have been theologically flipped? Plus there are additional concerns about David Platt’s sermon on June 24 that I need to raise. And I have to be honest, in the course of time as I keep finding and dealing with corruption wherever I go in evangelicalism, the truth of the matter is that I will probably pass out of it and be a nothing or an atheist in the course of time. Continue reading
A discussion on the issue of abortion. A post from my old church in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area led to this article. There is a huge difference between being Pro-Life and anti-abortion. In the process we look at what triggered the culture wars. It wasn’t Roe vs. Wade that brought them about, instead it was the threat of evangelical schools losing funding due to their embrace of segregation. Finally The Wondering Eagle heard of a demon sitting in Germantown, Wisconsin for Trish Stern to dispatch the high school youth group to combat. Continue reading
A post from the church blog of where I used to attend in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The post discusses abortion. Coming next is a post that discusses the topic of abortion. Feel free to discuss this post below.
The DMZ is probably one of the tensest locations on the planet where North and South Korea have faced each other down since 1953. Against a complicated foreign policy challenge Southern Baptist’s Robert Jeffress in the summer of 2017 claimed that God gave Donald Trump the authority to go to war and take out Kim Jung Un. This post is an overview of the Korean War, touches on Christian nationalism and asks the question. Is Robert Jeffress any different than Osama Bin Laden in making such claims? What could a Korean War look like in 2018 or 2019? Continue reading