Megachurch pastor Rick Warren said Sunday that in the fight against AIDS the "single fastest way to mobilize at the grassroots level around the world" is through local churches.
First, he pointed out that the church has the largest distribution network on the planet. more >>
Trinity Broadcasting Network president Paul Crouch has recently denied claims of censorship for not airing an episode of televangelist Jack Van Impe where he disputed Rick Warren’s church-growing strategy.
Impe withdrew his show, “Jack Van Impe Presents,” and ended his 23-year relationship with TBN last week as the result of the dispute with Crouch. Impe said afterwards, in his show currently available on the Internet, that Crouch’s decision to not air the episode was “because of a couple of cronies.”
A TBN legal department spokesperson told The Christian Post that the station would not comment on the specifics of the dispute. However, a statement by Crouch is available on the station’s website. Crouch stated that it was a program policy issue rather than censorship that led to the decision. more >>
Though money and sex prove to be stumbling blocks for many high-profile leaders, that hasn't been the case for Pastor Rick Warren.
It's easy to give away money and he sets parameters so that he's never alone with a woman.
But pride is another thing. more >>
Rick Warren and his mega-bestseller The Purpose Driven Life are back in the spotlight and under scrutiny, following the release of a recent interview with Pastor John Piper.
Warren was given the opportunity to clarify and articulate his theological views after years of enduring criticisms from largely Reformed Christians over biblical doctrines. He was criticized, for example, for leaving out the term repentance in the prayer he wrote for nonbelievers to pray in his book. (Warren affirmed repentance as central to the Gospel in the interview.)
But despite the criticism, the Saddleback Church pastor has influenced millions around the world with his "Purpose Driven" books. He is also known for his simple way of communicating and reaching out to different types of individuals, churches and nations. more >>
A recent theologically heavy interview between John Piper and Rick Warren provided some insight into Warren's beliefs about salvation and eternity.
And with Warren being arguably the most publicly influential pastor in the world, it's appropriate that the public knows what the Saddleback Church espouses about eternal life.
Firstly, the author of The Purpose Driven Life affirmed in the interview with Piper – a Reformed theologian – the belief that Jesus is the way to salvation. more >>
John Piper, an influential Reformed theologian, took the unusual step of interviewing famed pastor Rick Warren and giving him a chance to address the countless criticisms he has received since the publication of The Purpose Driven Life.
The entire 98-minute talk was centered on doctrine, which Warren admitted he was rarely asked of in interviews.
But with 40 years of "seriously" studying Scripture under his belt, Warren had no problem discussing the central tenets of Christianity with a preacher whose Reformed camp has been less than kind to Warren. more >>