Rick Warren loves Jesus. He also loves the Church. So I love him. I know this might offend some of you. He is not popular in some Reformed circles. But, I don’t care.
Recently Rick Warren
has followed John Piper
onto twitter. In an email sent to supporters, Rick credits John with inspiring him to connect directly with people via this incredible telegraph system for the web. I am not embarrassed to say that Rick’s twitter feed is fast becoming one of my favorites.
It’s always much easier to criticize than it is to listen to the voice that God has given someone and learn from that voice whatever we can. One of my core values, and one of the reasons that this blog exists is expressed in the phrase “I want it all” If you have never read that article of mine, I do urge you to do so. I don’t think that I can improve upon that post.
Wanting it all means simply this, I want to learn everything I can from everyone I can. This blog is supposed to help you do the same. I want it to be a crossroads pointing out the good in many sources, and yes, sometimes where necessary warning against the bad.
But, how could I not love someone who describes the advantages of the church
in the way that follows?
1. The Church provides for the largest participation.
2. The Church provides for the widest distribution
3. The Church provides the longest continuation
4. The Church provides the fastest expansion.
5. The Church provides the highest motivation.
6. The Church provides the strongest authorization.
7. The Church provides the simplest administration
8. The Church provides for God’s conclusion.