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Posted on 15 January 2018 | 7:02 am
Suns Strokes: Pacers cruise as Phoenix
Arizona SportsSuns Strokes: Pacers cruise as Phoenix struggles without WarrenArizona SportsWarren was ruled out about an hour before tip-off because of low back soreness, and Chriss missed his second straight game due to a right hip strain. Both Jackson (21 points, setting a new career-high) and Canaan (13) reached double figures in scoring ...Tyson Chandler's milestone only highlight in Suns' listless loss to PacersAZCentral.comCollison, Oladipo lead balanced Pacers to rout of PhoenixVirginian-Pilotall 63 news articles »
Posted on 14 January 2018 | 8:33 pm
A Matter of Faith: Letting go of 'Selfie' -
Miami News RecordA Matter of Faith: Letting go of 'Selfie'Miami News RecordIn the “The Purpose Driven Life,” the very first statement made by Rick Warren, pastor and author, is “It's not about you.” We're born self-centered and dependent on our parents to provide for our needs. It's all about us: feed me, change me, hold me ...and more »
Posted on 14 January 2018 | 7:14 am
Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump
Washington PostEvangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarksWashington PostIn one of the more dramatic examples, Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” created a partnership between his Saddleback Church in California and the government of Rwanda that involved short mission trips by more than 2,000 congregants ...and more »
Posted on 13 January 2018 | 6:41 am
Does Anybody Want the Warren Wildlife
Austin ChronicleDoes Anybody Want the Warren Wildlife Gallery in Bouldin Creek?Austin ChronicleUp its stone pathway toward the gated entrance, a series of etched posts welcomes visitors to the Warren Wildlife Gallery. But striking as the compound's exterior may be, it pales in comparison to what's inside. Step into the gallery's lobby and it's ...
Posted on 10 January 2018 | 10:01 pm
Faith groups: Defeat 'End of Life'
Stephanie Packer needs a machine to breathe. Doctors have given the 32-year-old mother of four mere months to live. Packer has been diagnosed with lupus, terminal lung disease and trigeminal neuralgia, a neurological disorder characterized by intense...
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 4:45 pm
Rick Warren Receives Outpouring of Support
Saddleback Community Church pastor Rick Warren received an outpouring of support from Christians around the world on Easter Sunday, which marked the second anniversary of his youngest son's, death.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 7:20 am
Rick Warren asks for prayer at Easter, the
Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Community Church wrote a heartbreaking request for prayer as their family remembers the death of his son Matthew on April 5 two years ago.
Posted on 4 April 2015 | 3:32 am
Hollywood crisis manager cautions about
Christian leaders and pastors are stumbling over moral failure, financial misuse, and denying Christian orthodoxy today as much from “the celebrity status we give them” as from their own sinfulness, says Hunter Frederick, who runs a crisis management firm in Los Angeles.
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 6:59 pm
Should Mom-and-Pops That Forgo Gay Weddings
They're less likely to support gay marriage than the average Californian. Today, if I went out into Greater Los Angeles and chatted up owners of mom-and-pop restaurants, I'd sooner or later find one who would decline to cater a gay wedding. The owners might be members of Rick Warren's church in Orange County.
Posted on 3 April 2015 | 3:46 am
John Kasich might have a little Donald Trump
During numerous town hall meetings in New Hampshire, he has employed the language of morality and purpose to describe his political beliefs, recalling the evangelical author and pastor Rick Warren, with echoes of George W. Bush’s “compassionate ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:03 am
When a Christian Friend Needs Help
This led him to the idea of starting a recovery group for Christians. His pastor, The Purpose Driven Life author Rick Warren, agreed with his plan. The premise of CR follows accepted practices of other recovery programs. There’s responsibility and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:52 am
Black or otherwise, no lives matter when
Let's wind back the clock a few years to August 2008, when then-Senator Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for president of the United States, sat in Pastor Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, and was asked by Pastor Warren ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:32 am
Donald Trump, Norman Vincent Peale, and Ned
The positive thinking “philosophy” was very much a part of bourgeois, pro-business, Protestant American mainstream culture, but now largely persists among some evangelicals e.g. Rick Warren’s “Purpose Driven Life” and in a non-Christian ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 2:02 am
Everyday Cheapskate: Improve your life, join
The deep friendship that has resulted from this daily event not only makes the task possible; it makes it enjoyable. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California, says the way to get involved in the behemoth-sized church is to join a ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:29 am
Autopsy: Rick Warren's son died from gunshot
Authorities say autopsy results show that the son of popular megachurch pastor Rick Warren died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Posted on 6 April 2013 | 2:12 pm
Rick Warren recovering from eye injury
Pastor Rick Warren was briefly hospitalized due to an eye-injury that he suffered while gardening at home.
Posted on 22 July 2010 | 9:35 am
Celizic: CBS making huge mistake with Tebow
I know why CBS is running an ad sponsored by Focus on the Family and starring Tim Tebow. It needs the money.
Posted on 26 January 2010 | 8:06 pm
Calif. pastor takes in $2.4M after donations
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren's plea for donations to fill a $900,000 deficit at his Southern California megachurch brought in $2.4 million, Warren announced to cheers during a sermon at the church on Saturday.
Posted on 2 January 2010 | 12:08 pm
OC megachurch pastor asks for urgent
Evangelical pastor Rick Warren appealed to parishioners at his Orange County megachurch Wednesday to help fill a $900,000 deficit by the first of the year.
Posted on 30 December 2009 | 8:29 pm
Resolved Question: Does the Rick Warren
God sent a burning bush to Rick Warren. It was the sap from a poisonous bush that burned Warren's eyes with "excruciating" pain.
Do you think that proves God is still around?
Or do you think it proves God wants to punish religious leaders?
Do you have any independent thoughts on the matter?
Posted on 23 July 2010 | 6:34 pm
Resolved Question: What is wrong with this
You know Rick Warren, the "Purpose Driven Life" guy.
I receive a daily devotional, and usually they are ok, nothing great, but today's had something that stood out...and not in a good way
here is the excerpt...
God uses his Word, people, and circumstances to mold us. All three are indispensable for character development. God's Word provides the truth we need to grow, God's people provide the support we need to grow, and circumstances provide the environment to practice Christ-likeness.
If you study and apply God's Word, connect regularly with other believers, and learn to trust God in difficult circumstances, I guarantee you will become more like Jesus.
Many people assume all that is needed for spiritual growth is Bible study and prayer. But some issues in life will never be changed by Bible study or prayer alone. God uses people. He usually prefers to work through people rather than perform miracles, so that we will depend on each other for fellowship. He wants us to grow together.
In many religions, the people considered to be the most spiritually mature and holy are those who isolate themselves from others in mountaintop monasteries, uninfected by contact with other people.
But this is a gross misunderstanding. Spiritual maturity is not a solitary, individual pursuit!
You cannot grow to Christ likeness in isolation. You must be around other people and interact with them. You need to be a part of a church and community.
What do you think? Arch: The part about the reading the bible and praying not being 'enough".
This does not sound like truth to me...sure it may be easier with a close group of spiritual friends to pray for you and with you, but those are added blessings in each believer's life.
I don't know it just reminds me of the JH saying that "just studying the bible and praying is not enough" you must also read our books and do what they say etc...
Posted on 8 May 2010 | 3:25 am
Resolved Question: What is your opinion on
Have any read his book the Purpose Driven Life?
Did you like it?
What is your opinion of him as a Pastor?
Posted on 12 November 2009 | 1:21 pm
Resolved Question: Are both President Obama
Posted on 16 June 2009 | 4:25 pm
Resolved Question: To the all christians out
I loved it! :)
good thing he didn't sell out. http://changingworldviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/rick-warrens-inauguration-prayer.html "AdoreHim" you are being very ignorant right now... and if I were you I will edit my post asap!
first of all the real name (jewish) for Jesus is Yeshua... and Isa is not Arabic. I speak Hausa (African language) and Jesus in Hausa is Isa.
People like you are very ethnocentric and need to educate yourselves. "MIkey" I recalled asking Christians for their opinions.... please get your vision re examined
Posted on 21 January 2009 | 12:37 am