iOS app Android app

Rick Warren

Why Religious Invocations at Presidential Inaugurations?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Many of our framers, the chief architects of the United States Constitution, most clearly did not have these measures in mind.

WATCH: Pastor: 'DON'T Resist Temptation'

OWN | Posted 01.11.2013 | OWN

Every Sunday, thousands of people flock to Saddleback Church in Southern California to hear sermons by Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Drive...

Obama, Inaugural Prayers And The Evangelicals Who Don't Love Him

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

On the day when the National Cathedral has announced that gay people can be married in its sanctuary, it seems discordant to invite someone to pray who is on the record as condemning gay people to hell.

WATCH: Chelsea Clinton Talks Gay Marriage With Rick Warren On 'Rock Center'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Chelsea Clinton took Rick Warren to task over his anti-gay marriage stance in a new "Rock Center" interview. Warren argued, "What do you expect a ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren: Obama Has 'Infringed' Upon Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

Saddleback Church founder and author Rick Warren, who once praised President Barack Obama's "courage" for inviting the conservative pastor to give the...

Rick Warren: I Am Not A Homophobe

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion

Rick Warren joined HuffPost Live Wednesday to mark the republication of his bestselling book, 'The Purpose Driven Life,' and spoke about his views on ...

JOIN Rick Warren On HuffPost Live!

Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion

For the past 10 years Rick Warren has been one of America's most influential evangelical pastors. In 2008, Rev. Warren hosted Senator John McCain and...

'I Have Aha Moment Exhaustion!' My Afternoon With Oprah And Rick Warren

Wardah Khalid | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

By the end of the program, tears had been shed, "hallelujahs" were cried out and souls were opened up to the possibility of living for something more in this life.

The Growing Contemporary Church

Rick McDaniel | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

Walk in and hear rock music, see people wearing jeans and flip flops, and look at big video screens. Messages that focus on sex, success and decision making are also common fare. Welcome to the contemporary church.

Rick Warren's Real Reason: Why the Pastor Cancelled the Candidates

Robert C. Crosby, D.Min. | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Robert C. Crosby, D.Min.

When you walk through the doorway of the polls later this year, vote your conscience and remember the pastor who had to close his doors on the candidates ... and why.

Dishonesty, 'Slander' Runs Obama-Romney Event Into The Ground

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

A planned civil forum between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been canceled. Rick Warren, a pastor at Sa...

Pastor Rick Warren Deletes Tweet Supporting Chick-Fil-A Action

Leah McElrath | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Leah McElrath

The tweet immediately following where the Chick-Fil-A related tweet should be is one that says: "Your past is past. It can't hurt you unless you let it." If this is the case, one must wonder why Warren felt the need to delete the tweet supporting Chick-Fil-A.

Rick Warren's Economic Principles

Morgan Guyton | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

How can it possibly be right for the government to take what I've earned and give it to someone else? Here's the problem: it's totally Biblical.

Saving The Next Trayvon: The Church's Chance To Uproot The Curse?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 06.17.2012 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Half a century ago, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. observed, "The most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o'clock on Sunday morning?" Talk to your black friends. They still feel the curse.

'Seriously?' An Open Letter to the 'Purpose Driven' Pastor

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

On Easter Sunday, ABC's "This Week" featured Jake Tapper's interview with "purpose driven" [sic] pastor Rick Warren -- covering issues of faith, politics and economics.

Rick Warren's Dependency

Mike Lux | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Pastor Warren, you have every right to have whatever religious and political beliefs you want to have, but don't proclaim you are preaching the Christian Bible and then reject most of the things the people you are supposedly following said.

New Lessons to Learn From the Ancient Mediterranean Diet

Brooke Holmes | Posted 04.25.2012 | Home
Brooke Holmes

The moralization of obesity is all too familiar these days. As America has gotten heavier, blame has become something of a national sport. Yet the ancient roots of Rick Warren's diet are a reminder that the association between health and morality is nothing new.

Pastor Rick Warren Finds A New Purpose: Weight Loss

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

By Lilly Fowler Religion News Service LAKE FOREST, Calif. (RNS) Megachurch pastor Rick Warren has become an outsized evangelical superstar: best-s...

Deciding What's 'Unreasonable' For LGBT Americans To Criticize

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I wonder if Chait would think it "unreasonable" for black pundits to be disillusioned with a white president inviting a supporter of Jim Crow laws to speak at the inauguration. So why is pandering to homophobia still treated as something we should accept?

The Failure Of The Megachurch

Tim Suttle | Posted 11.13.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

If the church is the body of Christ, then the mega-church is a body on steroids... For a church to become that abnormally large it has to make use of such artificial means that it actually ceases to be a healthy church model.

Why Are Evangelicals Losing Influence?

Tim Suttle | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Tim Suttle

Kindness, generosity, peacefulness, hospitality, patience, self-control -- these are radical virtues that should define evangelicals. Instead, we are largely defined by what we are against.

'Chrislam' Comments Force Christian Broadcaster Off-Air

Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Jack Van Impe, a popular End Times broadcaster, has ended his decades-long run on Trinity B...

Finding Purpose in Small Business Week

Nelson Davis | Posted 07.26.2011 | Business
Nelson Davis

Your purpose not only helps define what you do, it also helps you separate the wheat from the chaff. Decide what really counts and do that as much as you can.

Statements From Muslim, Jewish And Christian Denominations

Posted 07.02.2011 | Religion

Many religious groups have issued statements in the wake of President Obama's announcement late Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been killed. We ...

Religious Leaders Who Know How to Tweet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Need some new blood in your twitter feed? Want to add a dose of wisdom or a bit of zen to your daily reading habits? HuffPost Religion has put toget...