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"Jesus Culture" going mainstream?

Church beware. If sent your youth to the Passion Conference in Atlanta (January 1-4), you’ll want to pay close attention to this warning from well-respected reporter and researcher Erin Benziger over at Do Not Be Surprised. Erin has done her homework on a very concerning movement called “Jesus Culture,” and I encourage you to dive […]

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Rick Warren, Chelsea Clinton talk Gay Marriage, Daniel Plan

In case you missed it, NBC is creating a lot of buzz since the much awaited (and promoted) interview of Saddleback’s Pastor Rick Warren by correspondent Chelsea Clinton. Both the network and the pastor have been getting the word out to their wide audiences, and the interview finally aired last night on NBC’s Rock Center. […]

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Rick Warren, Dr. Oz rile the left and right over homosexuality

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback is making news again, this time the secular media and the progressive Christian blogs are jumping on comments he is making about homosexuality. I’ll let Erin Benziger over at Do Not Be Surprised start us off: Warren Discusses Homosexuality, Says It’s Not a Sin to Love Somebody, “It Might Be […]

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16,000 Halloween revelers rock Rick Warren's 'Blocktober'

“Saddleback Church event drew families from throughout Orange County for an evening of fun,” proclaims the Orange County Register: Here is Erika Ritchie’s story:  LAKE FOREST – Four days after returning from deployment to Afghanistan, Ben Fisher was at Saddleback Church’s mega block party. Fisher, a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton as part of the […]

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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

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 Register, the only news source able to interview Warren about his […]

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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?

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 in a time much like we do today, […]

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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?

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 pastor? Has he made it clear where 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]

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 asked the question: Was Paster Meulenberg actually teaching, […]

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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

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 consulting him or his staff. Pastor Warren even […]

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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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