Saddleback of the jungle
Yes we all no Big Daddy Rick and his gang have been trying to take over Christianity and turn it to look more and more like the world. And yes they are doing a bang up job and people are evacuating their churches by the hundreds if not thousands. But Rick is on the move in the world as well. And so are the rest of his followers.
Here is a great article by Ingrid Schulter talking about some missionaries from Planet Saddleback
It also describes the plight of many who don't want Warrenanity in their backyard and oppose Slick Ricks attempts of hostile takeovers. (Pray for the folks in Rwanda-Rick refers to missionaries in Africa as well-meaning- but of course no one can do it like Rick does-)
here is the article
Thank God for all the missionaries in Africa, Peru and around the world without the benefit of security entourages and presidential jets and promises.
Thank God for the missionaries who have given their very lives in order to get the true Gospel of Jesus Christ to people in faraway lands.
They were out there working way before Rick Warren got the idea to get himself some great press and more fame.
And you know what?
They will be there long after Rick Warren has milked all the press he can get from this and eventually leaves when the folks realize Rick is coming with a different gospel.
Pray for the safety of all the missionaries around the world that the Holy Spirit gives them boldness to preach.
And pray that the Holy Spirit gives folks discernment and shows Rick for what he really is.