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  • Rick Warren says 'haters celebrate' his pain after son's suicide

    04/09/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT · by MNDude · 40 replies
    Rick Warren said it's been difficult to deal with some of the hate mail and online comments he's read since announcing Saturday that his son had committed suicide. "Grieving is hard. Grieving as public figures, harder. Grieving while haters celebrate your pain, hardest," Warren wrote on Facebook on Monday night. Warren has been deluged with words of support both at his Saddleback Church in Orange County and on the Web. “Kay and I are overwhelmed by your love, prayers, and kind words,” the pastor wrote. But there have also been many words of hate on various website comment boards, including...
  • The Death and Life of Matthew Warren

    04/07/2013 7:32:25 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    THE CHRISTIAN DIARIST ^ | APRIL 7, 2013 | JP
    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) –...
  • KING: Blacks Should Vote God’s Way — Against Obama Conscience, Not Skin Color, Must Prevail

    10/17/2012 10:23:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | October 17, 2012
    KING: Blacks Should Vote God’s Way — Against Obama Conscience, Not Skin Color, Must Prevail C By Alveda King October 17, 2012 Earlier this year, President Obama became the first president in American history to openly advocate for homosexual “marriage,” explicitly reversing his position from four years ago, when, at a forum in Saddleback Church in California, he stated his support for traditional marriage, saying that it was the biblical view he held. I, along with many others in the black community, was very disturbed. I wish I could say I was shocked, but I never believed his word at...
  • American Churches To Embrace 'Chrislam' On June 26, 2011

    06/23/2011 5:28:45 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 116 replies · 1+ views
    NowTheEndBegins ^ | June 23. 2011
    NTEB has reported extensively on the growing Chrislam movement. Started by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, it has grown dramatically and now has infected many hundreds of churches and denominations all across America. A group called Faith Shared is now spearheading the move to merge Christianity with Islam, and in the process provoking the very judgment of God down upon us as a nation. The following is taken directly from their website: “Faith Shared asks houses of worship across the country to organize events involving clergy reading from each other’s sacred texts. An example would be a Christian Minister, Jewish...
  • Chilean Miner Survivor to Speak at Saddleback Church this Easter (Known as 'Pastor' of the Miners)

    04/24/2011 6:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/24/2011 | Eryn Sun
    It doesn’t take an emergency rescue operation to see that people need saving, says one megachurch pastor. So this Easter, Pastor Rick Warren says he’s prepared the most important message he’s ever given. “I’m calling it The Greatest Rescue,” the Southern California pastor told his congregation last week, according to The Orange County Register. Warren will also be inviting Jose Henriquez, one of the 33 Chilean miner survivors, to Saddleback on Sunday to speak about his own miraculous rescue and give his testimony of survival and redemption to the 20,000-plus congregation. “You know, the Bible is actually a book of...
  • Bush gets rousing welcome at Saddleback forum

    11/30/2010 9:46:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | November 30, 2010 | Erika I. Ritchie
    In a jovial banter, former President George W. Bush and pastor Rick Warren talked about leadership principles and how those led to some of the pivotal decisions Bush made during his presidency. The conversation with the nation's 43rd president took place in front of thousands in the capacity-filled sanctuary at Saddleback Church as part of the church's 7th Civil Forum. Bush and Warren used the forum to expound on some of the details Bush's recently released book, "Decision Points."
  • Pastor Rick Warren Asks Faithful For Nearly $1 Million -- And Gets it!!!

    01/02/2010 10:42:48 AM PST · by troy McClure · 142 replies · 3,558+ views
    1-2-10 | troy McClure
    WELCOME TO 2010! Dear Saddleback Family, You won't want to miss this weekend at Saddleback! It will be history-making and also the first service of our Decade of Destiny. I can't wait to share with you what happened this week. It speaks volumes about YOU, the depth of commitment in this fellowship, and where God is taking us in 2010 - our 30th Anniversary year. I'm simply calling this week's message "The Miracle". In spite of a media culture that thrives on bad news and is typically clueless about how churches actually work, and in spite of hatefulness and insults...
  • Jumping Jihad!! Rev. Warren goes Wahhabi (Top Evangelist to Promote New Religion; 'Chrislam')

    06/25/2009 1:07:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies · 3,060+ views
    Paul Williams ^ | Thursday, June 25, 2009 | Paul Williams
    Top protestant evangelist to promote new religion; 'Chrislam' at radical Muslim conventionThe Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an organization with ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups, will hold its annual convention—the largest yearly gathering of Muslims on the continent—in Washington, D.C. over the Fourth of July weekend. And the keynote speaker will be Reverend Rick Warren, founder and senior minister of the Saddleback Church, an evangelical mega-church located in Lake Forest, California. Rev. Warren has become one of America’s leading Christian leaders. Over 400,000 pastors attend his “purpose-driven” church seminars and his books, including “The Purpose Driven Life,”...
  • Rick Warren Backpedals on Gay Marriage Bill

    04/08/2009 11:23:48 AM PDT · by truthnomatterwhat · 122 replies · 4,371+ views
    The Voice Magazine ^ | April 8, 2009 | Jennifer LeClaire
    As the gay marriage movement begins to gain momentum, Pastor Rick Warren, best known for his best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life, is apologizing to the gay community for making comments supporting California’s Proposition 8. During a Monday on Larry King Live, the mega-church pastor claims he “never once even gave an endorsement” of the marriage amendment only to later state that he regretted supporting it. Proposition 8 protects the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, thereby eliminating same-sex couple’s right to marry. Although Warren publicly spoke out in support of Proposition 8 just weeks before...
  • Huge police presence at Saddleback Church today

    01/18/2009 1:54:54 PM PST · by SoCal Pubbie · 58 replies · 2,032+ views
    Self | 1/18/2009 | Self
    I don't often post vanities but since this is an eyewitness account I thought I'd go ahead. On my way to In-N-Out in Foothill Ranch a little while ago I noticed a HUGE police presence at Saddleback Church today. One or two squad cars at each entrance, more cars patrolling Portola Parkway and El Toro Road, a mobile command post, equestrian units, and a dozen or more motorcycle units. I'd say at least 20 to 30 police in all. Maybe more as I was not on the campus itself and there may have been others closer to the services. There...
  • Prop 8 Protests Against Mormons, Other Churches Gets Ugly (Gay Activists At A Mass Call Jesus A Homo

    11/14/2008 7:25:12 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 255 replies · 4,681+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 11/12/2008 | Joe Murray
    Although a week has passed since California voters overturned that state's Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the state has felt numerous aftershocks as gay rights activists have mounted large-scale protests directed at supporters of Prop 8, specifically the Mormon church. ... Demonstrations outside Mormon temples were reported over the weekend throughout California and more are anticipated nationwide. The Mormon church, however, is not the only Prop 8 supporter coming under criticism for its role in the controversial election, as Catholics and Evangelical churches have seen protests, as well. An estimated 10,000 gay-rights protesters gathered in San Diego, Calif. outside...
  • Sore loser: Obama and Obamedia accuse McCain of “cheating”

    08/18/2008 9:23:49 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 82 replies · 661+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 18, 2008 12:52 AM No, really. The Obama camp and its media water-carriers are seriously accusing John McCain of “cheating” in his appearance over the weekend at Rick Warren’s Saddleback church forum because he was in his motorcade when the program started– and then escorted to an empty room without media hook-ups. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell spread the unsubstantiated rumor that somehow McCain heard Obama’s questions while on his drive. The nutroots went, well, nuts. The NYTimes piled on (“Despite Assurances, McCain Wasn’t In a ‘Cone of Silence’“). The McCain camp has protested. And now we have...
  • Rick Warren's Purpose-Driven Interview Of Obama And McCain

    08/18/2008 5:33:54 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 11 replies · 254+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 18, 2008 | The Stiletto
    Some would argue that journalism died in 2007 when “fake news” anchor Jon Stewart was ranked as the among the most trusted TV news anchors in the U.S. - along with that other fake news purveyor, Dan Rather (second item) in a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. But “citizen journalist” Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback Church, put the toe tag on the bloated MSM corpse on Saturday night by conducting one of the most thorough and informative interviews – he termed it a “conversation” - The Stiletto has ever seen. The Stiletto...
  • America-Haters at McCain/Obama Faceoff

    08/16/2008 10:12:46 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 24 replies · 178+ views
    August 16, 2008 | SHATNERFAN1706
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  • Obama, McCain to attend joint forum at Saddleback Church Orange County, August 16, 2008

    07/21/2008 5:47:03 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 12 replies · 269+ views
    Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama will speak Aug. 16 at Saddleback Church in what is expected to be the only joint campaign event for the candidates before the national conventions. The Lake Forest megachurch’s pastor, Rick Warren, will moderate the joint appearance, which will take place on the eve of the two national party conventions. After a brief appearance together, the two candidates will separately spend an hour talking with Warren.
  • Ramos and Compean, Rally and Prayer

    01/02/2008 8:05:33 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 56 replies · 151+ views
    01/08/08
    If you can not join us, please pray for Ramos and Compean this Sunday Morning* 'The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." Join Ramos and Compean supporters this Sunday, January 6th at a rally in front of the Lake Forest, Saddleback Church http://www.saddleback.com/flash/default.htm Featured speaker at Saddleback Church this Sunday will be Chuck Colson, former White House Counsel - a key player during the Watergate scandal. Today, he is a religious talk show host and guest lecturer. The Lake Forest Saddleback Church is one of the largest in Southern California - thousands of church goers will see...
  • Megachurch Aims to 'Disturb' Christians (Rick Warren and Hillary AIDS conference)

    11/30/2007 8:52:04 PM PST · by Terriergal · 38 replies · 102+ views
    Megachurch Aims to 'Disturb' Christians Saddleback Church’s AIDS summit kicked off Wednesday with hopes to “disturb” the hearts of those in attendance and mobilize congregations around the world to defeat the global pandemic. Thu, Nov. 29, 2007 Posted: 12:44:21 PM EST Saddleback Church’s AIDS summit kicked off Wednesday with hopes to “disturb” the hearts of those in attendance and mobilize congregations around the world to defeat the global pandemic. The third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church has attracted about 1,000 people to the southern California megachurch to learn how churches and individuals can help fight the deadly...
  • Saddleback "2020 Vision" Progress Report

    04/20/2007 10:33:02 AM PDT · by pby · 5 replies · 470+ views
    Christian Research Net ^ | April 20, 2007 | Editor
    On page 363 of the Purpose Driven Church, Rick Warren lays out Saddleback Church’s 2020 Vision for a Mature Church. Since Warren teaches other churches how to execute on their vision plans, we thought we’d check up on Warren to find out how he’s doing at executing on his own vision plan. Here is what we found. We discovered that Saddleback has exceeded it’s vision regarding numerical growth but appears to be faltering on those aspects of its vision that pertain to in-depth Biblical study and teaching. Saddleback’s numerical goals included having 15,000 members who have committed themselves to their...
  • Looking Behind the 'Purpose Driven' Sheep's Clothing

    12/31/2006 8:41:18 AM PST · by Gamecock · 1,226 replies · 14,921+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 29, 2006 | Christopher G. Adamo
    The facade is beginning to peel back from the so-called ministry of Southern California Pastor Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Church" and "The Purpose Driven Life." Unfortunately, many among his ample flock have far too much invested in him, both emotionally and otherwise, to admit their mistakes and cut their losses. Moreover, he certainly faces no possibility of in-depth scrutiny from the "mainstream media," as his brand of "Christianity" poses little or no threat to their liberal social agenda. Yet to the degree that anyone at all questions Warren as anything less than authentic, his response is thoroughly...
  • OBAMA: He said what he told us he would say...

    12/01/2006 4:33:05 PM PST · by jodiluvshoes · 25 replies · 847+ views
    TownHall ^ | 12.01.2006 | Kevin McCullough
    Obama spoke today, and offered up - exactly what I predicted he would as his method of fighting AIDS on the African continent: Condoms and Microbicides. Microbicides are topical agents that are applied to condoms that will hopefully kill viruses and bacteria. In other words, Barack Obama views the people of the African continent as smart enough to change their behavior so as to apply microbicides and condoms before engaging in otherwise risky intercourse, yet he doesn't believe that the people of the African continent are smart enough to be presented with the fact that it is the risky sexual...
  • Megapastor Defends Sen. Obama Invitation [Rick Warren]

    11/29/2006 10:31:51 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies · 1,006+ views
    ABC Local Go.com ^ | 11/29/2006
    Nov. 29 - Famed pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren Wednesday defended his invitation to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama to speak at his church from objections by other evangelicals to the senator's support of abortion rights. Obama is one of nearly 60 speakers scheduled to address the second annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church beginning Thursday at Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. Obama, who is mulling a run for president, plans to take an HIV test during his appearance Friday and encourage others to do the same. The Illinois Democrat will be joined by a potential...
  • Christian leaders to Warren: Keep Obama from pulpit, support for abortion incompatible with Bible

    11/28/2006 5:55:27 PM PST · by Tim Long · 31 replies · 1,283+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 28, 2006 12:10 p.m. Eastern
    Christian leaders to Warren: Keep Obama from pulpit Argue Democrat senator's support for abortion incompatible with Bible Christian leaders from across a wide spectrum of theologies and missions are rising up together to urge Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren to rescind an invitation to Sen. Barack Obama to speak from Warren's pulpit. The Illinois Democrat, an enthusiastic supporter of abortion, is scheduled to speak at a seminar Dec. 1 called, "We Must Work Together" at Warren's 30,000-member California church. The seminar is about coordinating efforts to address the AIDS crisis worldwide. "You cannot fight one evil while justifying another," a...
  • Rick Warren on Syria: 'A moderate country'

    11/26/2006 10:39:52 PM PST · by Gamecock · 80 replies · 1,734+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 26, 2006
    I am much obliged to Bruce Delay, a talk-show host at KFAQ 1170 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for downloading the audio version of Rick Warren's YouTube video, recorded while in Syria. Now, keep in mind, Warren has been telling the world he was misquoted by the Syrian press when he extolled the virtues of the totalitarian police state. But before anyone questioned his statements, Warren's Saddleback Church had recorded him as he strolled down a Damascus street explaining what a peaceful and tolerant place Syria really is. As soon as I hotlinked to the YouTube video last week and questioned Rick...
  • Saddleback--This is What Obama Supports

    11/27/2006 2:02:20 PM PST · by Tim Long · 10 replies · 1,706+ views
    Slice of Laodicea ^ | November 26, 2006 @ 05:01 PM | Ingrid Schlueter
    Saddleback--This is What Obama Supports **Warning-Graphic Image** View image As Barack Obama steps into Saddleback Church on Friday for the AIDS Conference, let's remember what he really stands for. Tim Brown has modified the picture of the aborted child that I posted a few days ago on Slice. It now contains the message, "This is What Barack Obama Supports--Do You Support Barack Obama?" This image will be useful in demonstrating to Rick Warren's supporters just what the outrage is about. I encourage you to save the image and mail it out to as many Purpose Driven disciples you know who...
  • Obama Coming to Saddleback--Their Blood Cries Out

    11/18/2006 5:13:35 PM PST · by Tim Long · 14 replies · 1,676+ views
    Slice of Laodicea ^ | November 17, 2006 @ 10:47 PM | Ingrid Schlueter
    View image **PARENT WARNING DUE TO CONTENT OF PHOTO**If you want to see what Barack Obama defends as a matter of policy, please click on the above. Do not click there if you don't want to see the remains of a legally murdered American child. Friends, I can think of no clearer statement by Rick Warren about his position regarding the sacredness of life in the womb than his willingness to feature this defender of human butchery, Obama, at World Aids Day at his church, December. 1. Who will speak for these babies at Saddleback? Who will expose Obama for...
  • Megapastor Rick Warren's Damascus Road experience (Megapastor Rick Warren admits he's in CFR)

    11/20/2006 5:44:21 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 178 replies · 4,570+ views
    World Net ^ | November 20, 2006 | Joe Farrah
    Megapastor Rick Warren's Damascus Road experience (Megapastor Rick Warren admits he's in CFR) Posted: November 20, 200 1:00 a.m. Eastern WASHINGTON – Rick Warren, the superstar mega-church pastor and bestselling author of ''The Purpose Driven Life,'' had a Damascus Road experience last week – and like Saul of Tarsus, one of the after-effects appears to be blindness. Warren went to Syria and could find no persecution of Christians. He could find no persecution of Jews. He could find no evidence of extremism. He could find no evidence of the sponsorship of terrorism. Despite the temporary loss of vision that prevented...
  • Obama will visit evangelical megachurch on World AIDS Day

    11/19/2006 1:53:01 PM PST · by davidosborne · 22 replies · 776+ views
    http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/16015944.htm ^ | Wed, Nov. 15, 2006email thisprint this | Christi Parsons Chicago Tribune
    WASHINGTON - Like many fellow Democratic politicians, Sen. Barack Obama is no stranger to the pulpit. But in December, Obama will go where few progressive Democrats usually venture - to a large, conservative evangelical church that boasts a Sunday attendance of more than 20,000 people. Even more unusual is that he'll attend at the invitation of megachurch Pastor Rick Warren, evangelical icon and author of the popular Christian book "The Purpose-Driven Life." Aides to Obama say he will appear at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day, drawing attention to the kind of issue the...
  • Even Christian music can't redeem Maple Palm

    10/23/2006 1:36:19 PM PDT · by The Ghost of JG · 8 replies · 633+ views
    Spero News ^ | October 23, 2006 | Robert Duncan
    Self-published Christian songwriter Rebecca Hansen has no qualms regarding her participation in a film that some people are calling ‘Brokeback Hooters.’ In fact, Hansen even considered playing the lead lesbian role. *** A tacky gay-rights flick to make Ed Wood proud features the voice and music of a Christian singer – a singer who for years served on worship teams at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. But even the Christian music angle can't redeem this film's soft-porn touch: One film poster show’s a bird’s eye view of two naked women embracing in a bathtub. The film’s trailer shows multiple scenes of...
  • Saddleback Church question

    02/03/2006 3:14:47 PM PST · by clawrence3 · 22 replies · 651+ views
    Just want to ask a general question: what do you think Rick Warren at Saddleback Church is doing wrong?