Sunday, May 29, 2011

Turns Out Rick Warren is Pretty Solid

John Piper got a lot of flack by inviting Rick Warren to speak at his Desiring God conference, but circumstances kept Warren from participating. Piper then decided to do a long interview with Warren to discuss theology and The Purpose Driven Life (perhaps the second best-selling Christian book in history - not counting the Bible). It turns out that Rick is a thoroughgoing Baptist Calvinist (which puts him in the minority of Southern Baptists) and has very solid theological convictions. He explains in the interview why his book seems to soft-pedal repentance. Piper states, and I'm inclined to believe him, that most of the criticism directed at Warren from the Reformed community has been uncharitable an unfair.

Read it all here (with a link to the video).