Monday, June 07, 2010

Professional deception and clever fraudulence are running rampant in mystical claims to experience God. Thus, the signature of Satan is seen in St. John of the Cross, Ignatius Loyola, Madame Guyon, Carl Jung, Richard Foster, and in such as Mother Teresa, Rick Warren, Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Phyllis Tickle, and other deceivers of the Emerging Church movement who transmit this plague. In this illustrated DVD, Richard Bennett and James Sundquist expose the deceitful shams that prevail at the present time. They also explain the scriptural method of biblical meditation and genuinely experiencing God. Please make this DVD known to others, and kindly link to it, if possible. Thank you. ~ Berean Beacon

Experiencing God through Deceitful Mysticism

Sunday, April 23, 2006

"Church Health Award" From Rick Warren or Jesus Christ?

Church Health Award” From Rick Warren or Jesus Christ?
A Study of the Seven Churches in Revelation
Issue 86 - January/February 2005
by Bob DeWaay

Friday, April 21, 2006

Audio resources

Broadcasts archived on

Redefining Christianity, 1 - Rick Warren
Monday, May 01, 2006

How Rick Warren Makes His Message Popular
This is part one in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, "Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement." In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discuss how Rick Warren finds favor with the world by changing the Christian message.

Redefining Christianity, 2 - Seeker Sensitive
Monday, May 08, 2006

How the Seeker Sensitive Approach is Sold to Pastors
This is part two in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, "Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement." In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discuss the pressure that is put on pastors to buy into seeker sensitive programs like Purpose Driven through labeling them “failures.”

Redefining Christianity, 3 - Do Methods Matter?
Monday, May 15, 2006

This is part three in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discus whether pastors are free to use any methods they think “work,” or whether Jesus Christ determines the practices and teachings of the church.

Redefining Christianity, 4 - Redefining Vision
Monday, May 22, 2006

This is part four in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discus how the Purpose Driven movement uses the term “vision” in the modern corporate marketing sense of “vision casting” rather than the Biblical sense of God’s once for all revelation given to the saints.

Redefining Christianity, 5 - Christian Commitment
Monday, May 29, 2006

This is part five in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discuss how Rick Warren has introduced special religious vows to evangelicalism and thereby brought back unbiblical teachings and practices that were rejected during the Reformation.

Redefining Christianity, 6 - Redefining Gospel, 1
Monday, June 05, 2006

This is part six in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discus how Rick Warren has turned the gospel into a 40 day journey to discover one’s purpose rather than proclaiming God’s revealed purposes.

Redefining Christianity, 7 - Redefining Gospel, 2
Monday, June 12, 2006

This is part seven in a series of radio broadcasts based on Bob DeWaay’s book, Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. In this program Brian Flynn and Bob DeWaay discus how Rick Warren has changed the terms of the gospel to make it sound attractive to “seekers” who have no love for the truth.

Archived Interview on VCY America Crosstalk:

Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement
by Rev. Bob DeWaay Pastor of Twin City Fellowship in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven" philosophy was examined from several angles.

A local church often takes on the Purpose Driven mold after a pastor expresses his "vision" (not God's vision) for the church, gains the support of leaders in the church, and finally announces it to the congregation, with the expectation that all will embrace the "vision". Those who do not agree with the changes, are characterized as opposing God's vision, and asked to leave.

In a way each church becomes a franchise, (like McDonalds), where standardized methods, preaching, etc. are introduced, and only those who agree can stay. But, like McDonalds, the menu is pared down to a few attractive messages, while hard biblical truths are ignored.

Issues, Etc. Sunday, January 8 KFUO Host: Todd Wilken "Rick Warren's '40 Days of Community'" Guest: Chris Rosebrough Extreme
Hour 1: WMA Hour 1: MP3
Hour 2: WMA Hour 2: MP3

"The Fad Driven Church" part 1 WMA KFUO Host: Rev Todd Wilken Guest: Rev. Greg Alms Redeemer Lutheran Church Catawba, NC MP3

"The Fad Driven Church" part 2 WMA KFUO Host: Rev Todd Wilken Guest: Rev. Greg Alms Redeemer Lutheran Church Catawba, NC MP3

Purpose Driven Methods: Exposed On WVCY Radio
For a couple of years, I've been listening to the excellent "CrossTalk" radio programs relating to the Church Growth Movement on WVCY. These are often hosted by Ingrid Schlueter who runs the Slice Of Laodicea blog site. WVCY has made their radio archives available for free, and you can listen to these programs over the Internet; all you need is a computer with speakers attached. This is a list of several of their best programs relating to the "Purpose Driven" movement that is so wide-spread today.

Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church?
Host: Vic Eliason Guest: James Sundquist.
James Sundquist is the author of the book "Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church?" Some people are feeling disenfranchised from their churches because of dramatic changes taking place in the name of relevance. One of the most popular thrusts in the current relevance movement is the model set forth by the book "The Purpose Driven Church" by Rick Warren. Jim mentions examples from his book of people that have been driven out of their church for questioning this phenomenon. Listeners also respond with testimonies of similar experiences.

Issues, Etc. October 2003
"The Purpose Driven Life: A Review I" Radio Host Todd Wilken
Dr. Larry Rast, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
Rev. Wil Weedon, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL
Rev. Tom Baker "Law & Gospel"

"The Purpose Drive Life: A Review II" Radio Host Todd Wilken
Dr. Larry Rast, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
Rev. Wil Weedon, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, IL
Rev. Tom Baker "Law & Gospel"

Purpose-Driven Journals

Purpose-Driven Journal
This is my personal journey / journal on Rick Warren's book, "The Purpose-Driven(R) Life." On page 306 he urges us to record our journey in a journal and to pass this on to others. Below is my journal on purpose, which I pass along to you, dear reader, with my sincere prayer that it will be a ministry in your life.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Purpose Verses

The Purpose Driven Life
A beautiful bouquet? Or an accidental assortment?
"I estimate that a third of the book is not true in one way or another."

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Online Book

Driven Away by Purpose pdf (Online Book)
An Analysis of The Purpose Driven Life and Related Issues
by Mr. Daniel Chew
Home Page

Books & Reviews

Books & Reviews:

Redefining Christianity - Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement; 21st Century Press. ~ Bob Dewaay
Excerpt: Jesus said, "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you" (John 15:19). Not even the greatest marketing genius can change this without redefining the church. Seeking the approval of the world is precisely what the Purpose Driven movement is all about"

Book PREview - Redefining Christianity
In the past couple of years there have been a few books written specifically to challenge the teachings and assumptions of Rick Warren's mega-seller The Purpose Driven Life. Some of these have also discussed other Purpose Driven material and the man who has produced this successful franchise. These books have sometimes been criticized for being alarmist or for providing an unfair treatment of the subject matter. While I, having read all of that material, generally do not agree with the criticisms, I am quite sure no one could lodge those complaints against Bob DeWaay's new book, Redefining Christianity.

Deceived on Purpose
The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church
by Warren Smith

Review - Deceived on Purpose
Deceived On Purpose is probably the most important contribution in the ongoing discussion about Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life and all things Purpose Driven. It is one of only a couple of book-length treatments of the subject and the one that brings the most to the table. The author, Warren Smith, is a former New Ager who, after being saved, researched and has written extensively on the topic of spiritual deception. Having been immersed in the New Age movement for many years, he is sensitive to the inroads of New Age beliefs into Christianity. He says "Because of my New Age background, I have written this book Deceived on Purpose to specifically address some of the New Age implications of these purposes [for the church]." His discussion of the New Age implications of The Purpose Driven Life merits consideration by all concerned believe

Thou Shalt Fear & The Fear of God

Thou Shalt Fear
By R. C. Sproul

I recently heard a young Christian remark, "I have no fear of dying." When I heard this comment I thought to myself, "I wish I could say that." I am not afraid of death. I believe that death for the Christian is a glorious transition to heaven. I am not afraid of going to heaven. It's the process that frightens me. I don't know by what means I will die. It may be via a process of suffering and that frightens me. I know that even this shouldn't frighten me. There are lots of things that frighten me that I shouldn't let frighten me. The Scripture declares that perfect love casts out fear. But my love is still imperfect and fear hangs around.

There is one fear, however, that many of us do not have that we should have. It is the fear of God. Not only are we allowed to fear God, we are commanded to fear Him. A mark of reprobation is to have no fear of God before our eyes.

Luther made an important distinction concerning the fear of God. He distinguished between servile and filial fear. He described servile fear as that kind of fear a prisoner has for his torturer. Filial fear is the fear a son has who loves his father and does not want to offend him or let him down. It is a fear born of respect.

When the Bible calls us to fear God it is a call to a fear born of reverence, awe, and adoration. It I a respect of the highest magnitude.

Luther's distinction is comforting to me. It is important to know the difference between servile and filial fear. These are different kinds of fear. But they are also different kinds of fear.

The unbeliever may experience the way of the wicked who flees when no one pursues him, or the pagan who trembles at the rustling of a leaf. These are types of servile fear. The unbeliever has far more to fear than he is usually ready to acknowledge. It is a fearful thing indeed to fall into the hands of the living God who reigns as a consuming fire.

The paradox is this: Although the unbeliever has "no fear before God," he is still said to flee at his shadow. Perhaps this means the unbeliever's fear is subliminal. He wills not to have God in his knowledge; he suppresses the truth of God that is plainly manifest to him. But suppression does not destroy knowledge, which gnaws away at the uneasy conscience.

The filial fear the believer has differs from the fear of the unbeliever but it is fear nevertheless. We are called to fear Him and keep His commandments. We are called to work out our salvation in fear and trembling. It is because God is a loving Father to us that Luther spoke of filial fear. It is an analogy drawn from family life. Some people have a hard time even thinking of God as "Father" because of the horrible abuse they suffered from their earthly father's hands. God is a Father who never abuses His children. But he does punish them. He chastens those whom He loves. It is wise for the child of God to fear the corrective wrath of the Father.

I loved my earthly father deeply. In fact, I idolized him. I was secure in his love as he was constant in showing affection for me. I feared him in the sense that I didn't want to disappoint him or let him down. I had the "fear" of respect for him. But I also feared his wrath and discipline. Even though, in general, I didn't want to disappoint him or grieve him, nevertheless I often disobeyed him. That meant facing his discipline.

I was spanked as a child. The instrument used for this purpose was a wooden spoon. (I remember hiding it on one occasion when I knew I was in trouble.) It was always my mother who wielded the wooden spoon. Never my father. My father never spanked me. Yet I feared his discipline far more than my mother and her spoon. When my father disciplined me, he always announced it to me by saying, "Son, we have to have a session." That I meant I had to follow him into his office, close the door behind me and sit in a chair in front of him. He wouldn't raise his voice. He would calmly tell me what I did wrong and why it was wrong. He instructed me in such a way that I was devastated. He always ended the session with a warm embrace. But talk about the conviction of sin ... whew!

I had a football coach who had hands the size of catchers' mitts. When we got out of line he would stand in front of us and place his hand on our shoulders. As he rebuked us he would begin to squeeze our shoulders. When he did that to me I could hardly keep standing. During my days in seminary I went through a difficult period. I went to Dr. Gerstner for counsel. When I told him what I was experiencing, he made the simple comment, "The Lord's hand is heavy on you right now." I immediately thought of my football coach. I had vivid memories of a heavy hand on me.

When God puts His heavy hand on me it hurts far worse than any punishment wrought by my football coach. This is not to suggest that God is "heavy handed" in the pejorative sense. But His hand of discipline can be heavy indeed. It would be far worse, of course, if I screamed at Him, "Take your
hands off me!" ... and He did. If God ever took His hands off us, we would perish in an instant.

One of the most poignant episodes of the judgment of God occurred in the Old Testament case of Eli. Eli was a judge and priest over Israel. He was, for the most part, a godly man. But his sons were wicked and profaned the house of God. Eli rebuked them but did not fully restrain them. God revealed to Samuel that He would judge the house of Eli (1 Sam. 3:11-14).

When Eli persisted in asking Samuel what God had said, Samuel finally told him. When Eli heard the words, he reacted with godly resignation (v. 18).

What seemed good to God was to punish the house of Eli. Eli recognized the word of God when he heard it because he understood the character of Him whose word it was. A god before whom we need to have no fear is not God but an idol made by our own hands.

The Fear of God
by J. Gresham Machen

‘And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell’ [Matt 10.28].

Articles and Essays

Articles and Essays

Driven or Led? Notice the difference between being "driven" and being "led" (chart).

Rick Warren Promotes Another Contemplative Book
In the January 18, 2006 issue of Rick Warren's weekly e-newsletter, in the Ministry Library Section, Warren recommends a book called Serious Times by James Emery White. The book is filled with contemplative references including numerous mentions of Thomas Merton, Richard Foster, the desert fathers and so on. The author encourages the use of lectio divina (see our feature article) and the silence to enhance our spiritual lives.

Rick Warren Promotes Contemplative Prayer

Bible Presbyterian Church Resolution 69:13
Whose Purpose?: Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven" Paradigm for the Church. The 69th General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting from August 4-9, 2005, at Olympia, Washington, urges our congregations and all believers of whatever denomination to fiercely repudiate and expose the egregious error espoused by Rick Warren and other proponents of the so-called “purpose-driven” paradigm of Church growth. We call upon Mr. Warren to repent of his heretical teachings. We are resolved to stand firm against this perversion of Biblical Christianity, and guard against its insidious intrusion into the lives of our churches.

The Gospel According to Rick Warren

Warren to buy Saints, build Purpose-Driven Field

The Gospel According to Warren
July 2005 - Volume 11, Issue 7

Rick Warren: Ladies Home Journal: Love Yourself!
In Rick Warren's article of the March 2005 Ladies home Journal I have never seen such anti-Christian and unbiblical advice coming from a pastor--let alone a "pastor" to pastors which Rick Warren is. Here is a sampling of this very unbiblical and harmful advice that is given to unbelievers: "Learn To Love Yourself! Self-esteem still wobbly after all these years? These five simple truths will show you that you don't need to be perfect to be priceless....Accept yourself...God accepts us unconditionally (Remember he's talking to unbelievers)...Love yourself...Be true to yourself...Forgive yourself. God doesn't expect perfection, but he does insist on honesty...Believe in yourself...You can believe what others say about you, or you can believe in yourself as does God, who says you are truly acceptable, lovable, valuable and capable," Ladies Home Journal March 2005, page 36.


So What's Next

Ok, then, I'm a Fundamentalist ~ The Enemy of the 21st Century and the New Church Order By Scott MacIntyre

Well, This Doesn't Help by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Rick Warren Predicts Christian Fundamentalism To Be Enemy of 21st Century!

The Reinvention of Rick Warren (Monday, January 09, 2006)

Rick Warren: Churches Can't Succeed without Government

Rick Warren’s Comments on Good Morning America go under the Radar
"I was surprised to see that no one to my knowledge blogged, or was even aware of, what Rick Warren said on Good Morning America on September 7th concerning God and Katrina. This may be understandable being that there was only one source that I was aware of to find his comments, not to mention that one had to purchase the transcript to read it. Indeed, there were blogs in the past week that commented on some fluffy comments he made on Katrina from his website and sermons, but no commentary on the September 7th Good Morning America appearance."

Seeker Sensitive, Purpose Driven Churches - According to the recent Business Week set of essays explaining the business models of the mega-churches in the seeker/church growth movement, the church in America is not growing overall. In fact the overall growth of evangelicalism in the US is flat. So what is all the talk about God doing a magnificent work or revival in America, especially as boasted by many of the Rick Warren clones? The reason is similar to when a Home Depot or Wal-Mart moves into a small town. All your needs can be met in one place so the mom and pop shops close up. The same kind of market driven philosophy is taking place in the church.

The Person of Christ Driven Life: A Purpose for a Person

Biblically Speaking Essays on the Church Growth Movement - Further essays that critique the teachings of the Purpose Driven/Seeker Sensitive movements

Spirit-Led or Purpose-Driven?

Earthly Empires - How evangelical churches are borrowing from the business playbook

Purpose Driven® Madness

Rick Warren: Three Primary Concerns

Saddleback Attempts a Balancing Act Between Predestination and Free Will, and ends up embracing "Evangelical Deism" and the Ancient Heresy of "Dualism."

Book PREview - Redefining Christianity Redefining Christianity is a book that has much to say on the topics of Rick Warren, the Purpose Driven® Life and other aspects of the Purpose Driven paradigm.

Faulty Premises of the Church Growth Movement Issue 89 - July/August 2005 by Bob DeWaay

The Purpose Driven Life – Guidance or Misguided? Reasons Not to Join the 'Purpose Driven' Life' Movement by Marshall C. St. John

The Purpose Driven Life: An Assessment

Rick Warren: the quintessential evangelical...

Dealing with Resisters

Highly Questionable Methods by Robert Reymond

The Gospel According to Warren by Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-Teacher Southern View Chapel - Springfield, IL No one has exemplified the market-driven approach better than Rick Warren, pastor of the huge Saddleback Church in southern California and author of The Purpose-Driven Church and The Purpose-Driven Life. While Warren is open and up-front about his philosophy, strategy and methods, nevertheless things are not always as they appear. For example, “purpose-driven” sounds better than “market-driven” but it is basically the same thing. In his book The Purpose-Driven Life, his opening statement is, “It is not about you,” then turns around and writes a whole book about “you.” He belittles pop-psychology then repeatedly promotes it by simply calling it something else. He publicly cuts ties with Robert Schuller, then regurgitates some of the most odious things that Schuller has been teaching for thirty years. He claims commitment to the Scriptures then undermines them at almost every turn. He will tell his followers that he is not tampering with the message but only reengineering the methods, when in fact he has so altered the message as to make it all but unrecognizable.

The Gospel: A Method or a Message? How The Purpose Driven® Life' Obscures the Gospel by Bob DeWaay - " Warren’s man-centered theology comes with more evangelical ideas than does Schuller’s. Warren includes many more Biblical truths than Schuller ever did. In my opinion this makes Warren more deceptive than Schuller. Schuller ignored the Bible and depended on psychological concepts. Warren uses perverted Bible translations that change God-centered passages to man-centered passages. By carefully selecting the right mistranslation for each of his teaching points he has made the man-centered theology touted by Schuller seem Biblical. "

An Examination of Rick Warren’s Teaching on “Exponential Growth” by Brian Jonson " The video on exponential growth, presented by Warren, is one of the most shocking teachings I have ever seen emerge from a Southern Baptist. Our denomination is considered conservative and thoroughly Bible-based. When a minister in the SBC presents philosophies or doctrines that are contrary to scripture, he must be rebuked. This is true of the pastor of the smallest congregation as well as the largest. The fact that Saddleback Church is the largest in our movement makes this action so much more urgent. "

The Adulation of Man in the The Purpose Driven® Life Part 1 By Richard Bennett

The Purpose Driven® Life: Demeaning the Very Nature of God Part 2 By Richard Bennett

15 Principal Errors of “The Purpose-Driven Life” by Stephen Weir Reasons For This Paper As manager of a conservative evangelical Christian literature service I am being asked with increasing frequency by concerned customers for information about Rick Warren’s best-seller of over 20 million copies, “The Purpose-Driven Life” (Zondervan, 2002). There are also believers personally known to me asking for similar information. Many good papers have already been written, to which this is intended to be a useful supplement. Because so many believers and churches are being affected, and because PDL contains so much harmful, dangerous false teaching, I have sought the Lord’s help to set out clearly and systematically, in a single paper, the basic objections and dangers I have found in this book.

The Purpose Driven® Life – Guidance or Misguided? Reasons Not to Join the Purpose Driven® Life Movement by Marshall C. St. John

The Purpose-Driven® Life: An Evaluation Part I & Part II by Southern View Chapel "Once we believe we have the right to change the meaning of God's Word to suit our agenda, there is no limit as to how far the misrepresentation of God's truth can go. This is exactly how virtually every cult and heresy is started."

The Purpose Driven Church (a critique) Michael J. Penfold

The Purpose Driven® Church and Life - Review of The Purpose Driven® Life referencing the NewsNight with Aaron Brown discussion of Rick Warren and Purpose Driven® related controversy. Site includes • A STATEMENT FROM GRACE TO YOU: John MacArthur on CNN's NewsNight with Aaron Brown, book reviews, reader comments and links to other websites.

The Purpose-Driven Church by Nathan Busenitz

The Purpose Driven Life - Readers' Reviews The Purpose Driven Life - Readers' Reviews

Purpose Driven Life - Book Review By Nathan Busenitz

A Purpose Driven Life – God’s Plan for you? by Stuart L Brogden

Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life: A Seriously Flawed View of God by Michael Stohlmeyer

Church Growth Gone Mad A sobering look at the church growth seeker-sensitive models by Clay Miller

Programs, Get Your Programs: Exposing the Flaws of a Fad-Driven Church by Phil Johnson Executive Director Grace To You

The Gospel According to Hybels & Warren (By Nathan Busenitz)

Analysis Of the Book Purpose Driven ® Life by Rick Warren By Merv Tucker

Purpose Driven Ecumenism? By Roger Oakland

Book Review - Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life

Rick Warren - The Purpose Driven Life

40 Days of Community by September 21, 2004 - Make sure you read the commentary at the end of the explanation

Blurring of Lines & Shame For The Gospel

Purpose, PEACE And New Spirituality

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren: Part 1 by James Sundquist False Teachings, False Teachers, and Contradictions in Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life Book and Program Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

A Purpose Plea to Pastors By Todd Friel

Purpose-Driven or Forgiveness-Given? by Todd Wilken

The Fad-Driven Church by Todd Wilken

Broadcast Transcript Issues, Etc. with Radio Host Todd WilkenDiscussion: The Purpose Driven Life Guests: Professor Larry Rast, Pastor Wil Weedon, and Pastor Tom Baker Date: October 29, 2003

40 Days of Community - Initial Thoughts Chris Rosebrough Extreme

40 Days of Community - Critique Preface Chris Rosebrough Extreme

40 Days of Community = 100% Law, 0% Gospel by Chris Rosebrough Extreme

40 Days Absurdity by Chris Rosebrough Extreme

Warren’s Interview on by Chris Rosebrough Extreme

What's Extreme Theology The blog's author, Chris Rosebrough, has a degree in Religious Studies and Biblical Languages from Concordia University, Irvine and currently teaches at Capo Valley Church in San Juan Capistrano, California.

Rick Warren Connections - Especially to the Ecumenical Third Wave New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and "Positive Thinking" Movement compiled by Sandy Simpson

Warren-Driven or Bible-Obedient? by Sandy Simpson, 11/2/05

Another 40 Days of Destruction and Division Here's another sad email from someone with a testimony similar to my own. The last line of the email sums it up: "Our church has been destroyed by the Purpose Driven Life program, and the pastor just doesn't care!".

A Berean's Discernment Tool for The Purpose Driven Life:


A Critique of Rick Warren's P.E.A.C.E. Plan & UN Goals:

The Emerging Global 'Church'

Equipping Leaders to 'Lead like Jesus'?

Whom do we serve?

In 2005, Zondervan senior marketing editor Greg Stielstra published Pyromarketing, which in part described how The Purpose Driven Life was marketed. This led to a dispute with Rick Warren, who felt that it was inappropriate to associate the success of his book with marketing, rather than with spiritual explanations.

Pyromarketing and The Purpose Driven Life by Tim Challies

Purposeful Interference July 25, 2005

Purposeful Interference - An Update September 15, 2005

Pyromarketing God of Small Things

Angel of Light?

If this is what is happening in churches, it really is very shocking and frightening.