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Adrian Warnock on John Piper And Rick Warren

Posted by Pastoral Musings on May 31st, 2011

Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church.

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Many dismiss Warren for purely stylistic issues. They do not know of his avid devouring of Biblical theology. They are not aware of his love for God’s Word. They see a style that seems focussed on practical issues, and very simple teaching. They do not appreciate that there is a very clear and thought-through method that lies behind the way Warren communicates, nor that it is so much harder to explain things in a straightforward way.

Piper is very different stylistically to Warren. Yet I love the fact that he appreciates him so much. In the introduction to the video Piper is very clear that he values Warren’s efforts in the social action arena. He is not afraid to say that he is concerned that doctrine be at the foundation of all we do. Warren agrees with him on this and states that it is doctrine that drives him.

via John Piper interviews Rick Warren on doctrine and the Purpose Driven Life.

This sounds interesting.  I’m not sold on Warren, but I hope to learn more as soon as I can see the video to which Warnock refers.

The Christian Post has an article about the interview.

Desiring God’s interview page.

Scribd archive of the transcript.

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