Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church in Seattle apparently felt it necessary to explain why he invited Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church to attend this year’s “Resurgence Conference” — and judging by the first comment beneath Driscoll’s YouTube video, a defense was necessary.
The short answer Driscoll gives on the “R12” website:
Because he is a godly man who pastors Saddleback Church in Southern California, one of the largest churches in America. He is also the author of the best-selling book, The Purpose Driven Life. We want to learn from Pastor Rick as he teaches us on how to maximize our influence for Jesus.
realrevelation007 – The real question is,
Is Rick Warren faithful to the Gospel?
Does he preach the same message everywhere or does he change it according to the audience?
There is a reason why you have to take 6:50 min. to explain why you’re inviting somebody.
By the way, the “Resurgence Conference” is described as: “We all know the statistics: most people in vocational ministry burn out within a few years. The truth is that a successful ministry is usually the result of decades of hard work, failures, prayer, pain, heartache, and growth—seasons that each of our speakers has endured by the grace of God. At the 2012 Resurgence Conference, these men will share these hard-earned lessons with you over two powerful days of teaching and worship.”
It takes place Oct. 9-10 in Irvine, Calif., and will feature: Increasing Influence by Rick Warren; Building Endurance by Nick Vujicic; Creating a Culture of Innovation by Craig Groeschel; Preaching Jesus by Greg Laurie; Serving Your City by Miles McPherson; Making Disciples by Mark Driscoll; Engaging Culture by Lecrae; Increasing Resources; James Macdonald
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