Bob Hawkins, Jr.
President Harvest House Publishers
990 Owen Loop North Eugene , OR 97402-9173
After a great deal of research and thought over the last month I believe I need to withdraw my endorsement of Rick Warren and the Purpose That Drives Him by Richard Abanes.
by Lighthouse Trails Research Project
While Rick Warren and Dr. David Jeremiah defend their connections with Ken Blanchard and continue with their plans to share speaking platforms with him, it turns out that Lighthouse Trails Publishing isn't the first ministry to identify Blanchard as a New Ager.
Click to read or download this book detailing information behind the workings of the Purpose Driven movement which every Christian should be aware of.
By Merv Tucker
Rick Warren is the pastor of Saddleback Church in California , and the writer of The Purpose DrivenÃ‚ ® Church and The Purpose Driven Ã‚ ® Life series of best selling books. With The Purpose DrivenÃ‚ ® Church Rick Warren targeted pastors and church leaders, now with the release of The Purpose DrivenÃ‚ ® Life ; he turns his attention to laypeople. Since its release in 2002, literally thousands of churches have either used or are using this book in a campaign called '40 Days of Purpose'.
Rick Warren may well be a very sincere Christian pastor and his book does have some practical truths for believers today. However, even though the book has some very positive aspects, the fact that this book is promoted as a spiritual journey, it must be looked at carefully.
Especially to the Ecumenical Third Wave New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and "Positive Thinking" Movement
compiled by Sandy Simpson
The message, which was titled "The Potential of a Single Life," was a witty, motivational challenge to single people to dedicate themselves to God. Rick Warren said, "You are as happy as you choose to be. You can waste your life on vanities, spend your life on yourself, and invest your life for God." Mother Teresa was used as an example, with no warning about her false gospel.
Robert Shuller's protege, Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church, has imitated his mentor Shuller by having a Moslem cleric preaching to Christians from his pulpit in the aftermath of September 11th Islamic attack in which moslems murdered 3,000 people on American soil.
Nov 24, 2008
Warren's "next big thing" just announced:
He is partnering with Reader's Digest to launch quarterly digest and DVD for the "Purpose Driven Connection."
Posted by Don Veinot
When I returned from the ISCA Conference and checked my email on Monday the one from Brooks Alexander with the Spiritual Counterfeits Project caught my immediate attention:
At one time, CT was referred to as "Christianity Yesterday" . Stung by that appellation, they tried so hard to become trendy that they turned themselves into something that isn"t "Christianity Yesterday, Today or Tomorrow" , but rather "Christianity From Some Other Dimension That I Don"t Even Recognize!"
by James Jacob Prasch
Following developments at the California Calvary Chapel Conference in circa 8th-10th of June a fair amount of our readers in Calvary Chapels are asking our view of the events that transpired. The reason of course being that Moriel has often recommended Calvary Chapels to people contacting us looking for a solid church in both the UK and USA.