An Open Letter to Casey Schmidt (Leader of Young Married Community Group at First Free Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin)

An open letter to Casey Schmidt of First Free Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin. This is a response to his email in which I remind him that Jesus was committed to truth, and its time many Christians be committed to truth also. Plus where would people like Martin Luther fit in Casey’s construct? I also would like to know when I see the email that Casey sent, how will be able to engage atheists, and people outside his bubble? This open letter will be a jolt to Casey but I hope he will learn and grow from this experience.  Continue reading

Casey Schmidt’s Email from First Free Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin

This is the email that I received from Casey Schmidt who leads one of the young married community groups at First Free Church in Onalaska, Wisconsin. First Free is outside La Crosse, Wisconsin. Casey’s email contains some deep problems and it reveals why this Evangelical Free church has deep systemic and systematic issues. This is the first of two posts on First Free Church. My next post will be an open letter to Casey Schmidt and a response to what he has written below.  Continue reading

Proposed Changes at EFCA One in Austin, Texas: Changing the Statement of Faith on Premilllennialism, and is Academic Freedom Being Threatened at Trinity International University?

At the EFCA One Conference in Austin, Texas there are two resolutions before the EFCA to consider. One removes premillenial from the EFCA statement of faith and is viewed as good by The Wondering Eagle. This will be voted on I believe in 2019.  The second deals with proposed amendment to the church’s Trinity International University’s bylaws. The Wondering Eagle is deeply concerned about this resolution threatening academic freedom at Trinity.  Continue reading

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the African-American History and Culture, In Pictures

This is the second part to yesterday’s post called “A Visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; Plus Some Thoughts on Evangelical Christians and Racism.” Below you will find a number of pictures that I took while at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the African-American.  Continue reading

A Visit to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; Plus Some Thoughts on Evangelical Christians and Racism

A visit to the newest Smithsonian brings about this personal reflection. This is an overview of the museum plus some thoughts on how Evangelical Christianity struggles with racism. From the origins to the SBC to the segregation of churches today, Evangelical Christians are haunted by the issue of race. However, is the greatest indicator of how Evangelical Christians struggle with racism comes with their embrace and strong support for Donald Trump? After all many evangelicals can live their fears or their hate through Trump, and that has become a major stain on the church in the United States.  Continue reading