Warren Think's He's Got the Whole World in "his" Hands
When ministers get too big for their spiritual britches, as Rick Warren has done, they begin to do bizarre things. Warren now promotes his Purpose Driven series more than he does the Bible. He touts Syria as being user friendly to Christian churches. Ask some defecting Iraq citizens that question now, Rick? What Warren has done is not unique because so many ministries are now doing it, but he has catered to a soft gospel being flanked side by side with entertainment. From hula to special effects, Warren's church will stop at literally nothing to coax unbelievers in and then feed them on an inoffensive gospel message.
He is also ready, willing, and able to appear with people like Barak Obama who favors abortion. He has become the minister of compromise. He doesn't care who he shares a stage with and the best thing for him to do is stay on that stage as he rides out of town into the sunset. The sad thing is that he'll always come back.
In truth he is a very dangerous pastor because of how he compromises the gospel to justify his behavior. He is a man favoring unity over that of truth. Even his planned trip to an enemy of the United States, North Korea, would be propoganda ridden for that country. It would also expose the Christians in that country to torture after he left.
There are two sides to Warren. In private interviews he sounds like a biblical Christian but then he goes off on one of his many tangents and his works betray his words. He has become Mr. Ecumenical and he seems proud of it. What he really needs is a Purpose Driven plan to abandon that dubious work and replace it with sound Bible study and expository preaching. Pray for that to happen!