First Person Life

2006-01-19

Rick Warren's Ideas Do Some Good?

Ok, I've railed on him quite a bit... but it does actually appear that Rick Warren's books might be doing some good in Charasmatic/Pentecostal circles. I'm not going to endorse Warren's theology, but apparently his book has at least changed one pastor's mind about one aspect of ecclesiology.

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3. Be sensitive to how spiritual gifts are exercised
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We made the decision to change the way the gift of prophecy was exercised. Any member of the congregation with a word of prophecy first speaks with me or another designated person who discerns if the message is genuine and appropriate.


This is by no means a ringing endorsement (or any endorsement) for Warren on my part, and it must be said that there were mitigating circumstances. But, at least according to the this "senior pastor of a Charismatic church established in the 1970s during the earliest days of the Spirit-led movement in New England," Warren's book in part led to the change. So I guess, "all things do work together for good..."

Link: http://www.pastors.com/RWMT/default.asp?id=242&artid=9052&expand=1

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