There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding Rick Warren’s message at the 2010 Desiring God Conference. A lot. And I have to say that some of the criticisms leveled against Pastor Warren have been embarrassingly harsh and undignified. The following from “Fighting for the Faith” is one such example: Link.
The episode description says, “Rick Warren’s Lecture at the Desiring God Conference was a circus of Blatant Bible Twisting and Pelagianism. John Piper owes us an apology and must publicly rebuke Warren for his false teaching.”
Well, rather ironically, while the theology and “purpose-driven-mega-pragmatic-model” of Saddleback is denounced, it is done so in an equally, if not more, discreditable way.
The podcast is shameful. It really is.
Thankfully, there are more even-handed denunciations out there. And one such example would be James White. Here recently he was a guest on No Compromise Radio. His criticisms are fair, thoughtful and honest. Emotions are held in check. Slander is avoided.
It is for this reason that I commend the podcast to you.
Must Listen Factor: Low to Moderate. High if you are interested in all the hubbub.
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