Tag Archive for Saddleback Church

Rick Warren Gets His New Year’s Wish

Over the weekend we learned that Pastor Rick Warren got his $900,000 bailout from his flock; and then some. It must be wonderful to ask for, and receive, unlimited funding to do with as you please without any oversight or control. I am reminded of Tammy Faye Bakker and her tearful pleas for money for the PTL ministry run by her and her husband Jim Bakker.

Rick Warren does not want $1 million by midnight!

That’s right! Warren does not want his followers to donate $1 million by midnight tonight — he only wants $900,000. Whew! Warren himself probably can’t afford to donate, since he supposedly takes no salary as preacher-in-chief at Saddleback Church. (What he gets instead is a six-figure “housing expense,” which is not subject to income tax!…

Tweeting for Jesus

After spending a couple of hours pouring through my emails, I found this nugget from Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.  Readers here know I usually attend the Irvine service, and I keep waiting for Pastor Rick to say something truly outrageous in his sermons — and that hasn’t happened yet; Pastor Warren usually gets…

Shout the Good News! Rick Warren’s Conversion

When accessing the political apologetics of evangelicals, it is tempting to deal with them on their own terms and question whether their contrition is perfect and sincere enough to remove the stain that their sins have placed on their souls. In Christian terms, forgiveness for sin requires a deep and sincere change of heart accompanied…

Rick Warren says he’s not Anti-Gay Marriage. Really?

Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren was a guest on the Larry King Show on CNN last night and said he’s not the anti-gay marriage advocate so many people claim he is.  See the You Tube video of last night’s show above. Here’s a transcript of his comments: Warren: “You know Larry, there was a story…

Why I Hope

“Marriage isn’t a special right. Marriage is a civil right.” – Robin Tyler, one of the plaintiffs in the Prop H8 lawsuit currently before the California Supreme Court Yesterday, something amazing occurred. On a beautiful and sunny Sunday in Southern California, people came to speak up, speak out, come out, and make a difference. And…

Saddlebacking is the New Santorum

Columnist Dan Savage, who pens the very funny “Savage Love” column that can be read locally in the OC Weekly, is more than a sex advice columnist.  He’s a political activist and frequents Bill Mahers “Real Time” program on a regular basis. A few years ago, in response to former PA-senator Rick Santorum’s comments about…