Monday, September 24, 2007

I LIke Rick Warren, Too!

Does anyone else think its strange that people are writing blogs to their congregration telling them it's ok to "like me?" (Then is it even stranger when it's Billy Graham's grandson?)

The Bible makes it clear that God’s people face three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the Devil. This means that Rick Warren is NOT our enemy. For those of you who proudly bash Rick Warren, you should be ashamed of yourselves. I used to take pride in my critique of Rick Warren. Both of his books, The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life have some glaring weaknesses. But they have some strengths too: they are not wholly devoid of truth. Let me be very clear: It is NOT Reformed (much less Christian) to glean truth, beauty, and goodness only from Christians who are Reformed. In fact, because of the Reformers (Luther, Calvin, Knox, etc) firm belief that “all truth is God’s truth” we should glory in truth wherever it is found–yes even when it is found in books written by Rick Warren!

Thanks Tullian for the vote of confidence, I'm just glad I didn't read what you wrote when you didn't like me. (I see that you don't recommend any of grandpa & grandma's books either) Next week we here from John Stott's three-year-old great-grandchild that he "mikes me moo."

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