Thanks Teddy for this! I think this is worth reading if you want to get an idea what the deal is with John Piper and Rick Warren: RICK WARREN, LAVERNE ADAMS, AND CINDY TRIMM By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Oct 20, 2010 in Current Issues, Features, Rick Warren, Southern Baptist Convention, Word Faith Apprising Ministries has … More Did Warren Play The Piper?
I can’t quite connect the dots with Paul as a bi-vocational “pastor”/tentmaker with the accompanying shipwrecks, scourgings, near death experiences and jail, with PP’s “Your Best Life”, conference junkets and Splat Pens. – Teddy on a recent thread. Of course we are not bound by law as to what we do in a church, so … More Business in the House
Rick Warren is one of the most influential Christian leaders around today, even praying at President Obama’s inauguration. The Purpose Driven movement is growing consistently larger. It is undoubtedly successful, and many would say that this is because God is blessing the quality of what they are doing. Yet some people do have difficulty when … More The Five Purposes of a Purpose Driven Church
There are lots of potential problems inherent in churches with the necessity for large organisational structures and large amounts of infrastructure. One potential problem is that people can become viewed more as resources than people, as Bull mentioned here recently on another thread. If people are viewed as resources, one of the temptations then becomes … More Pastoring and Parenting Free of Guilt and Fear
This is a question that occurred to me after reading Rick Warren’s email to Saddleback, where he said: We also do not expect unbelievers to act like believers until they have the power of Christ inside them. Laws and politics cannot transform hearts, which is why we refuse to be political activists. – Warren I … More Seeker Sensitive Bait and Switch
Speaking of ‘Purpose Driven’ (in my last comment on the previous thread), apparently there is a revival taking place at Rick Warren’s church in Saddleback. Warren feels that the recessionary times are causing more people to turn to God, and Saddleback is helping many of these people out with a large increase in food parcels … More Revival at Saddleback
From Christianity Today: Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, is updating his ambitious PEACE Plan, a global strategy to fight poverty, disease, and corruption. During the past four years, Warren’s Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, has sent 7,766 church members on 1,002 short-term mission trips to “beta-test” new methods for church-based outreach in 68 … More Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Global PEACE Plan
This clip was posted onhttp://reformedgadfly.blogspot.com as a response to Rick Warren’s question, “What on Earth are you here for?” Thanks again to Teddy for the clip.
This is a YouTube presentation which reflects the gospel message of Rick Warren, and therefore the gospel emphasis for Saddleback Church and Purpose Driven initiatives. It covers the main points of what Warren gets across to the unsaved. You have to get past the shirt and beard, and focus on the message, but check it … More Does Rick Warren preach the gospel?
From the Purpose Driven Website FAQ itself: Is Pastor Rick marketing Christianity – and compromising the message of repentance in the process? One common misconception about evangelistic/seeker services is that they use a marketing ploy catering to consumers. But the truth is that every style of worship service caters to someone: A traditional service caters … More Does the Purpose Driven Church Compromise Repentance?