Who will replace retiring Rick Warren at Saddleback’s Helm?

During a sermon on Sunday and also on YouTube, Purpose Driven author Rick Warren announced that he is stepping down as lead pastor of Saddleback Church. “For 42 years, Kay and I have known this day would eventually arrive and we’ve been waiting for God’s perfect timing,” says Warren in Continue Reading

Saddleback’s Rick Warren appoints 3 women pastors

In open rebellion of Scripture (1 Timothy 2:12) and defiance of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), founder and longtime leader of Saddleback “Church” Rick Warren, announced last week that he has ordained three “female pastors.” Via Saddleback Church’s Facebook Page: “Yesterday was a historic night for Saddleback Church in many Continue Reading

How Dan Southerland’s seeker-strategy shapeshifted the Church

If you are wondering how many of today’s “seeker friendly/seeker-sensitive” mega-growth churches came about, this article will help you see how one man was able to influence tens of thousands of churches to adopt a new paradigm shift. Perhaps you will recognize some of his methods in your own church.

Saddleback Church youth mentor convicted of lewd acts with teen boys

Saddleback Church youth staffer Ruven Meulenberg, 33, was convicted Wednesday of molesting two teenage boys on two occasions when they were 13 and 14 years old: Deputy District Attorney Courtney Thom told jurors in her opening statement that the defendant encouraged one of the boys to sit on his lap Continue Reading

Why calling Rick Warren a “General” is significant

What’s in a name? When the name and title of “General” is used in a church leadership context, it’s a rank that ought to be a red flag for you.  After reading this article, I hope it will be in the future. First, the photo. Hillsong’s Brian Houston posted this Continue Reading

Rick Warren gets bolder in promoting breath prayer

Several years ago when Rick Warren promoted the pagan mantra technique of Centering Prayer on his Pastor’s Toolbox site, the post was yanked down when concerned Christians became alarmed and spoke up. Perhaps he was dipping a toe in the contemplative water to see if others would join him in Continue Reading

Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Paradigm awakens once again

In case you thought Rick Warren was fading into the background giving the New Apostolic Reformation the spotlight, think again. While the NAR “apostles” target youth ripe for revival, Warren is back in the saddle targeting pastors around the globe for his one-world P.E.A.C.E. Plan. For the first time in Continue Reading

Ronnie Floyd and IHOP Now Bringing Catholic Track

Southern Baptists will not be amused at what their president is doing.  Seems he is leading that denomination down a very slippery slope.  The Pulpit and Pen has the report: Last week I reported on Southern Baptist president, Ronnie Floyd, participating in the Onething Conference put on by the apostate IHOP Continue Reading