Tag Archives: Saddleback Church

A "Purpose Driven" doctrinal revival?

These days controversy seems to follow Saddleback’s pastor Rick Warren wherever he appears. Earlier this week he appeared with Oprah Winfrey (along with Joel Osteen) on Oprah’s Lifeclass series. Yesterday he spoke alongside Mark Driscoll at a leadership conference. Of particular interest to me is a quote you’ll want to see by Christian Research Network […]

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Proclaiming justice amidst persecution

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:50 — 11.9MB) Today we’re covering news out of Orange County and Saddleback Church, where megachurch pastor Rick Warren has announced he is cancelling the presidential forum he was planning with President Obama and Mitt Romney.  We’ve posted a story on our website from the Orange County […]

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Article Tab: In August 2008, pastor Rick Warren hosted then senators Barack Obama and John McCain for his first presidential forum at Saddleback Church. The success of the forum and its reviews led Warren to consider hosting another one this week.

BREAKING: Rick Warren cancels Obama-Romney forum at Saddleback

Rick Warren had announced earlier this summer that he would be interviewing our presidential candidates next week, but that is not going to happen. Pastor Warren has cancelled the event. Why? Because he says both campaigns are “too negative.” Erika Ritchie over at the Orange County Register has the big news: LAKE FOREST – Rick […]

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Why is Rick Warren promoting New Age authors again?

Two New Age health books — including one that that promotes “Sa Ta Na Ma” meditation (a form of Kirtin Kriya yoga) — are getting huge endorsements from Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church.  The question is, why? Why would a Christian pastor, who says he only believes in biblical meditation, continually point his many […]

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Twitter damage control: Saddleback says don’t follow enemies

Rick Warren explains how Twitter’s social media guidelines are found right in the Bible from the lips of our Savior. From Matthew Paul Turner’s blog. Click on the image to enlarge. Related articles Saddleback’s Daniel Plan guru promotes sourcery – again (standupforthetruth.com) The CAMEL method, “Isa” and Saddleback’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan: New dots to connect (standupforthetruth.com) […]

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Was Habakkuk a Hater?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) Let’s face it. The Book of Habakkuk in the Bible is not one most people study or even quote. This minor prophet wrote his account of some very important conversations with God more than 600 years before Christ came into the world as a man. Habakkuk lived […]

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Rick Warren's unsettling tweet

Isn’t the Word of God all about Jesus? And the Gospel? After all, Jesus is the Word who became flesh. God has been speaking to us about the cross and about Himself ever since Genesis 1:1.  But Rick Warren is making news headlines with what appears to be the opposite: I am curious to know […]

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Gay Marriage: Where is your church on this?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) There is no more divisive topic in the Church today than homosexual marriage. Last week President Obama formally announced his support for same sex marriage as a legal right in this nation. Today we’re asking the question, where are our church leaders on this? Where is your […]

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The CAMEL method, "Isa" and Saddleback's P.E.A.C.E. Plan: New dots to connect

There seem to be a few new wrinkles in the continuing saga of the King’s Way controversy, and it has to do with Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church apparently embracing The Camel Method–what some say is a questionable method Christian missionaries have been using to reach into Muslim world. One of our listeners sent me a […]

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Are Mormons Christian?

NO. I’d end this article here, because that is your answer, should anyone ever ask you. And with the presidential election on the horizon, it is more than likely that Mormonism and Christianity might come up in conversation. Already the high-profile Christian leaders are being asked about it. Saddleback Church’s Rick Warren sort of answered […]

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How deep is the Saddleback quagmire?

With all of the strange twists and turns in the Saddleback saga these past few weeks, you almost need a playbook to keep track of how this curious situation came to be. Thankfully, Marsha West has put together a 30,000-foot overview of why things are as sticky as they are for Pastor Rick Warren and […]

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The building of Kingdom Circles [Photos]

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (62.4MB) Yesterday we broke the news that one of Saddleback Church’s senior pastors, Abraham Meulenberg, taught about Kingdom Circles – a controversial interfaith teaching tool – this past summer at a Catholic church near Nice, France. (story here)  We wanted to give the benefit of the doubt and […]

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Why is a Saddleback pastor teaching on the Kingdom Circles?

With all the buzz about the interfaith aspect of Saddleback Church’s P.E.A.C.E. Plan and the controversy over the King’s Way initiative that partners Rick Warren’s church together with the Islamic community, many question just how Saddleback is reaching Muslims after promising not to convert anyone to Christianity. Could it be that not converting anyone is […]

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The Courage and Wisdom To Question Our Leaders

Confusion.  When human beings are overloaded with varying opinions and conflicting reports we are faced with the need to take a step back and process all we are hearing and seeing.  Sometimes the more we try to process all this information, the more confused we become.  Eventually many people just shut down mentally and accept […]

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Rick Warren's denials under a microscope

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.8MB) This past weekend, two significant statements were made regarding the controversial King’s Way Islamic partnership from Saddleback Church. First, Pastor Rick Warren denied ever launching the Islamic partnership, blaming it all on a few members who simply gathered to talk about it in a Bible study without […]

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The King's Way denial has no clothes

King’s Way? What King’s Way? What partnership with Saddleback pastors? Nothing to see here. After all, pastor Rick Warren put this all to bed with his statement this weekend that there was NO King’s Way document, and NO King’s Way involvement with any Saddleback pastors. Right? But Emperor, the internet holds up a different mirror. […]

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Rick Warren's Letter to Church comes as Reporter Releases Second Article

Two new explanations, more contradictions. In an effort to explain what lead up to the article published in the Orange County Register about the controversial King’s Way agreement between Muslims and Christians, both Pastor Rick Warren and Orange County Register reporter Jim Hinch released two very different articles or statements that are sure to raise […]

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Finally, a look at the King’s Way document that sparked the Chrislam questions

The following is an exclusive report posted by Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries, who received a segment of King’s Way, along with an explanation, from reporter Jim Hinch: APPRISING MINISTRIES EXCLUSIVE ON RICK WARREN, JIM HINCH, AND ISLAM By Ken Silva pastor-teacher on Mar 4, 2012 Apprising Ministries has long been a leading critic of the semi-pelagian (at […]

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Rick Warren Responds to OC Register, "Chrislam" reports

Here is the official response from Rick Warren, reported from Ed Setzer’s blog: Once again, watchbloggers are accusing Rick Warren of heresy. Why? Because, Warren explains, a secular Orange County newspaper got something wrong about a religious issue. Some of the usual bloggers have done their usual job. However, due to the nature of the […]

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Chrislam: When common ground becomes shaky ground

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) We know that the God of the Bible is not the same god of the Qur’an. Yahweh of the Bible became flesh 2,000 years ago to be that perfect lamb, the Son, the atonement for our sins. The Jesus we believe in is God. But Allah of […]

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