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  • Is it Okay For Christians to Celebrate Halloween? Hell No.

    10/30/2016 11:06:02 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 126 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 30, 2016 | JP
    I received an email this week from Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church. “Halloween,” he said, “is a huge opportunity … to be a light for Christ on a dark night.” Indeed, he explained, “you’ll have the MOST contact with families in your community than any other day of the year.” So Pastor Rick asked members of the Southern California megachurch to do the following for Halloween: Buy a package of the biggest candy bars we can find and tape “Trick-or-Treat invitations” to next weekend’s services at Saddleback. And stay home on Halloween night and turn on the lights so...
  • Pope Francis Taps Rick Warren To Sell Vatican Socialist Agenda To Christians [Jeremiah 23]

    09/10/2015 10:00:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 33 replies
    Now the End Begins ^ | 9/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church, has announced he will be speaking in Philadelphia later this month at the World Meeting of Families event to commence Pope Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Rick Warren announced his plans to attend the event during the Sunday morning worship service at the Lake Forest, CA church. “Next month, Pope Francis is coming to America for a world gathering on families,” he told the congregation. “I’m not a Catholic, and...

    05/15/2015 8:12:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [Homosexuals], Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 (KJV) Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands as you see in the photo. Did Rick ever...
  • Rick Warren Defends Marriage at Vatican. "Marriage: 'What Must We Do?'"

    11/22/2014 7:51:20 AM PST · by DWW1990
    Trevor Grant Thomas ^ | 11-19-14 | Trevor Thomas
    I found it very suspect that our King plus a huge trade delegation visited Japan a day before Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda announced the new extreme surprise round of stimulus. Gold Repatriation Stunner: Dutch Central Bank Secretly Withdrew 122 Tons Of Gold From The New York Fed Need Tips on Sticking to your Trade Plan? Global Consequences The impact of the Dutch gold repatriation can be huge. First of all, because it underlines more and more countries are getting nervous about their gold reserves stored in the US. Venezuela repatriated most of its reserves from abroad in...
  • Rick Warren, Russell Moore Tell Pope 'Church Must Not Cave In' on Gay Marriage at Conference

    11/20/2014 2:26:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    The Gospel Herald ^ | 11/19/14 | Leiah Marieann Klett
    Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and megachurch pastor Rick Warren denounced the sexual revolution at a Vatican conference Tuesday and encouraged Christians to not waver on the Biblical truth about sexuality and marriage. "Western culture now celebrates casual sexuality, cohabitation, no-fault divorce, family redefinition, and abortion rights as parts of a sexual revolution that can tear down old patriarchal systems," said Moore, who is the president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission during the "Complementarity of Man and Woman" colloquium led by Pope Francis. "The Sexual Revolution is not liberation at all, but simply the imposition...
  • Rick Warren: If the contraceptive mandate passes, it will ruin a core U.S. ideology

    03/24/2014 7:09:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/24/2014 | Pastor Rick Warren
    Does our Constitution guarantee the freedom of religion, or does it merely allow a more limited freedom to worship? The difference is profound. Worship is an event. Religion is a way of life. Specifically, does the First Amendment guarantee believers of all faiths the freedom to practice their ethics, educate their children and operate family businesses based on their religious beliefs, moral convictions and freedom of conscience? Do Americans have the freedom to place our beliefs and ethics at the center of our business practices — or must we ignore them when we form a company? These questions will be...
  • Why Rick Warren and 37 Other Christians are Joining the Hobby Lobby Fight

    01/31/2014 7:29:52 AM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 1/30/14 | Jonathan Merritt
    A group of influential Christian theologians and pastors announced on Wednesday their support of businesses like Hobby Lobby who are fighting against the HHS contraception mandate. In a 46-page amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), they argued that the mandate violates the First Amendment rights of Christians who believe that all work is sacred. The list of 38 signatories includes pastor Rick Warren, Bishop Harry Jackson, theologian Wayne Grudem, author Ravi Zacharias, and other Christian influencers. The convening organizations listed on the brief includes Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Coalition of African American Pastors, and...
  • [Piers] Morgan to [Rick] Warren: Will Christians’ Perspective on Gay Marriage ever ‘Evolve’?

    12/07/2013 7:30:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/7/2013 | Bradford Thomas
    On Piers Morgan Live Friday, Morgan asked Pastor Rick Warren whether he thought Christians’ views on homosexuality and same-sex marriage would ever “evolve” as they had for other perspectives in the Bible that “seem very anachronistic.” Warren replied no, adding, “I fear the disapproval of God more than I fear your disapproval or the disapproval of society.” Morgan invited Warren to discuss several topics, including Warren’s opinion of the new Pope, homosexuality, and same-sex marriage. In a mutually respectful dialog, the two differed on many issues, most notably same-sex marriage. Warren: Tolerance, Piers, used to mean we treat each other with mutual respect, even if you...
  • Megachurch pastor Rick Warren slammed for Facebook photo post

    10/08/2013 1:02:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 46 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Sept. 28 2013 | Herb Scribner
    Megachurch pastor Rick Warren received criticism this week after posting a photo of a Chinese Red Guard on his Facebook page Monday. The photo....showed a smiling worker in uniform for the Cultural Revolution, which was a social-political movement in China from 1966 to 1976. Millions of people died due to the impact of the revolution. Along with the photo, Warren posted the caption, "The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.” “People often miss irony on the Internet. It’s a joke people! If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me!” Warren posted as...
  • Watch Duck Commander talk about why this country needs a lot more Jesus

    09/20/2013 9:58:50 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 40 replies
    Duck Commander Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty spoke to the congregation of Saddleback church in July on why people need Jesus and why the founders would agree – and I gotta say it was awesome. I watched it last night and knew I had to post it for you guys. Duck Commander’s message is really simple, that people need to love God and love each other and he delivers it beautifully. He really is a fantastic preacher. Just watch, you’ll love it:
  • Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Others Warn About Fake Facebook Pages Used For Money Scams

    05/12/2013 5:35:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/11/2013 | By Nicola Menzie
    Christian ministers like Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and Jamal Bryant are among a number of high-profile individuals and organizations apparently being used by scammers on Facebook to solicit funds from unsuspecting supporters.Miles McPherson, senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, alerted his Facebook fans Wednesday that someone had set up a fake account on the social network pretending to be him.Joel Osteen Ministries, which has more than 3,630,000 "Likes" on Facebook, received several messages from supporters this week notifying the Lakewood Church ministry of account holders using Joel Osteen's name.The ministry has routinely responded: "Thank you for informing us...
  • Greg Laurie Fills In for Rick Warren at Saddleback Church; Says America Needs to Turn Back to God

    04/22/2013 11:17:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Alex Murashko
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Evangelist Greg Laurie filled in for Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren during worship services over the weekend and is the first of a string of well-known Christian leaders scheduled to speak from the pulpit while Warren continues to grieve his son's passing. The list of pastors planned includes Francis Chan, Mark Driscoll, Pete Wilson, David Platt, Craig Groeschel, Wilfredo De Jesús, and Doug Fields. During the sermon series featuring the pastors, they are scheduled to answer the question, "What Does it Mean to Follow Jesus?" Chan, an author and popular speaker at Christian conferences, is planned...
  • Rick Warren Says Late Son Got Illegal Gun on Internet

    04/12/2013 5:00:21 PM PDT · by yongin · 188 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 12, 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Pastor Rick Warren said Thursday that his son, Matthew, purchased an unregistered gun over the Internet. It was that weapon that he used to take his own life last week after years of battling mental illness. "Someone on the internet sold Matthew an unregistered gun. I pray he seeks God's forgiveness. I forgive him. #MATTHEW 6:15," Warren tweeted Thursday. The Orange County Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press it is trying to identify the seller, but the gun's serial number was unreadable, making it difficult to trace the firearm.
  • The Death and Life of Matthew Warren

    04/07/2013 7:32:25 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    My wife and I received the heartbreaking email yesterday morning from Rick Warren, our pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California: His youngest son, Matthew went to be with the Lord. Had the 27-year-old died in a car accident – like Christopher Laurie, 33-year-old son of Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Church in Southern Cal, who lost his life in 2008 – we might have lamented the vicissitudes of life. Or had the young man been murdered – like Ryan Armstrong, 22-year-old son of Pastor Ron Armstrong of Cornerstone Church in SoCal (which my wife and I previously attended) –...
  • Matthew Warren Dies: Self-Inflicted Gun Wound Apparent Cause of Death of Pastor Rick Warren's Son

    04/06/2013 7:38:14 PM PDT · by South40 · 76 replies ^ | 4/6/2013 | Erik Derr
    A few more details have been released about the apparent suicide of Matthew Warren, the 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren, the popular evangelical leader of the Saddleback Valley Community mega-church in Southern California. The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department has announced Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his home in Mission Viejo, Calif. ((snip)) The 59-year-old pastor is the author of "The Purpose Driven Life," which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, the church's website says --- making the book the bestselling hardback non-fiction book of all time and...
  • Rick Warren’s Son Commits Suicide

    04/06/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 259 replies
    charismannews ^ | Jennifer LeClaire
    ick Warren’s son has taken his own life. Matthew Warren, 27, had struggled with mental illness before his death. Evangelist Greg Laurie posted an e-mail the Saddleback Church pastor sent to this staff: “Only those closest knew that he (Matthew) struggled from birth with mental illness, dark holes of depression, and even suicidal thoughts. In spite of America’s best doctors, meds, counselors, and prayers for healing, the torture of mental illness never subsided. Today, after a fun evening together with Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life.” Click here to read...
  • Saddleback Church Says Rick Warren’s Son Has Committed Suicide

    04/06/2013 1:57:54 PM PDT · by Last of the Mohicans · 53 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 6, 2013 | CBSLA.COM
    LAKE FOREST ( — Pastor Rick and Kay Warren’s youngest son, Matthew, has committed suicide, Saddleback Valley Community Church announced Saturday. The evangelical megachurch announced the death of the 27-year-old in a statement. Described as “an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man whose sweet spirit was encouragement and comfort to many,” the statement said Matthew suffered from mental illness that resulted in deep depression and suicidal thoughts. He died Friday night.
  • Tragic: Pastor Rick Warren announces son's suicide to congregation

    04/06/2013 1:53:51 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 61 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 04/06/2013 | n/a
    Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., announced in a letter today that his son, Matthew, 27, committed suicide. In his letter, Warren wrote that "after a fun evening together with [wife] Kay and me, in a momentary wave of despair at his home, he took his life." He also recalled a time years ago when Matthew asked him, "Dad, I know I'm going to heaven. Why can't I just die and end this pain?"
  • Piers Morgan Wants to Amend Moses

    12/28/2012 11:19:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies` ^ | December 28, 2012 | Michael Brown
    Fresh off his attack on America’s gun control laws, Piers Morgan set his sights on another set of laws that trouble him, the laws of Moses and the Bible. But before he called for an amendment to the Bible to recognize “gay rights,” Morgan actually asked his guest, Pastor Rick Warren, a very fair question, and Warren stumbled in his answer. Of course, Morgan’s timing could not have been worse. After all, this was a Christmas Eve interview with a Christian leader, and Morgan is not exactly riding a wave of popularity. And to compare the Bible to the Constitution...
  • Rick Warren Uncertain if Homosexual Behavior is Sinful, Says ‘Gays’ Go to Heaven

    11/30/2012 12:10:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 117 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | 11.29.12 | Heather Clark
    Controversy is stirring over recent comments made by Rick Warren, author of the best-selling book The Purpose-Driven Life and megachurch leader of Saddleback Church in California, who stated that homosexual behavior “might be” sinful, and that he believes homosexuals go to Heaven. During an interview this week with the Huffington Post, Warren was asked by Marc Lamont Hill if having romantic feelings for a member of the same sex is a sin. Leading up to the question, Warren was explaining that he does not hate homosexuals, and that people should disagree politely on the subject of homosexuality. “I have many,...