NEWS BRIEFS: Warren, Piper talk doctrine
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP)--Rick Warren and John Piper, two pastors with different beliefs and practices, talk to one another for more than 90 minutes in a new video that spotlights Warren's book "Purpose Driven Life."
The video, recorded May 1 and posted May 27, was recorded at the invitation of Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church. Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, quizzes Warren about the book in what Piper calls an "appreciative critique." Much of the discussion focuses on doctrine.
"Frankly, I'm appalled at the kinds of slanders that have been brought against this book by people whose methods of critique, if they were consistently applied to the Bible, would undo it as the Word of God," Piper says at the beginning.
The video can be viewed at RickWarren.com or DesiringGod.org.
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"Parents are continuously bombarded with media messages that are at odds with how they are raising their children," Rich Bennett, vice president of Focus on the Family's Family Strategy Office said. "Many are at a loss as to how to combat this as technology advances and objectionable entertainment content increases."
Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press. The TVGuardian item is courtesy of World News Service.