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Rick Warren To Pastors: 'Behind Every Ministry, There Is Private Pain'

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 06.11.2014 | Religion

BALTIMORE (RNS) Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide last year, megachurch pastor Rick Warren urged Southern Baptist pastors on Monday (...

Rick Warren: 'The Answer Is Easter'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.17.2014 | Religion

Rick Warren has spent the last year grappling with the loss of his son, Matthew, who died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound five days after Easter. ...

Rick Warren Posts Offensive Facebook Photo

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 09.26.2013 | Religion

Megachurch pastor Rick Warren received backlash from Asian American Christians after he posted a Facebook photo depicting a Red Guard during China’s...

Rick Warren's Grief: The Comfort And Cruelty Of Speculating On Suicide

Kristen Howerton | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Kristen Howerton

Unfortunately, over the past 24 hours I've seen both individuals and news outlets posting speculations about Rick Warren, his son and their relationship, with what I perceive to be an attempt at figuring out what went wrong. This is an awful but real human impulse.

Cause Of Death Revealed

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Los Angeles

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, April 8 (Reuters) - An autopsy has determined that the son of popular U.S. evangelical pastor Rick Warre...

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...

Working For Reconciliation On Election Day

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

The world needs welcoming congregations that are focused on the work of reconciliation -- now more than ever.

Jaweed Kaleem

Crystal Cathedral, California's Famous Multimillion-Dollar Megachurch, Is Up For Sale

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Crystal Cathedral, one of the nation’s first modern megachurches and one that had come to define the movement’s opulent strain with it...

Rick Warren's Saddleback Church Asks For Urgent $900,000

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Evangelical pastor Rick Warren appealed to parishioners at his Orange County megachurch Wednesday to help fill a $900,000 ...

The Wind Is Out of My Sails

Mario Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Ruiz

It's of no interest to me whether Rick Warren appears as an empathetic or warmhearted man. What matters is what comes out of his mouth. What he preaches, what he and his church stand for.

Rick Warren: Balancing Consumer Success and Hate

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Schaeffer

The evangelical religion is no different in its core "values" than the celebrity-worshiping entertainment-oriented society it claims to be a prophetic witness to.

Tomlin: Classically Funny, Always OUTspoken

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Lily Tomlin does not wear the "comic legend" moniker easily; probably because she doesn't have time to reflect on four decades as a strong, out female in the male dominated world of stand-up comedy.

Rick Warren Did Not Make Me a Believer

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

Why the pronoun-switch midstream from "me" to "us"? Who is this "us"? You and other Christians? It sounded like you meant all of us, Rick Warren.

How Rick Warren's Invocation Made a U.S. Army Officer "Hate Himself"

Chris Rodda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

One decorated officer, a man who repeatedly risks his life, could not muster the courage to resist the pressure of his "serious and committed born again Christian" commanding officer to applaud Rick Warren.

Obama Shifts Spiritual Dialogue to Focus on Possibilities

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzette Standring

Both Gene Robinson and Rick Warren symbolize universal aspirations: that of equality and acceptance, and that of faith-based service to the poor, the sick and the disenfranchised.

Rick Warren's Church Sees Rounds Of Protests

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Gay rights supporters marched outside the church of evangelical pastor Rick Warren, protesting his selection as an inaugur...

Who Says America Doesn't Have a Prayer?

Larry Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Ross

Through this visible Inaugural platform, President-elect Obama and Dr. Rick Warren have opportunity together to move beyond sectarian interest to national interest.

Follow Jesus Like Nazis Followed Hitler, Rick Warren Tells Stadium Crowd

Bruce Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Wilson

During a 2005 speech, Pastor Rick Warren asked his followers to be as committed to Jesus as the young Nazi men and women were to Adolf Hitler.

Rick Warren Lauds Obama Choice Of Openly-Gay Pastor For Inaugural Prayer

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pastor Rick Warren, demonstrating his recently discovered and ever-increasing political savvy, has issued a statement lauding President-elect Obama's ...

Zelizer's Book Corner: Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics

Julian E. Zelizer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julian E. Zelizer

Frank Lambert's Religion in American Politics is a perfect starting point for understanding just how deep the tradition of liberal religious activism runs.

Take Your Hand Off My Bible

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leora Tanenbaum

Most of us have a presidential fantasy. Some of us long to transform the health care system. Some imagine the possibilities in humanitarian aid. Oth...

Barack Obama and the (progressive) Religious Revival

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Barack Obama's transition team is ringing in the New Year with a series of meetings with religious groups. It is striking that the names that dominat...

Rick Warren and Respect

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Selecting Rick Warren for the inaugural invocation is a Sister Souljah moment for Barack Obama. It's not his first, but it's the saddest, the most hurtful.

What Would Obama Do If Obama Was Mad At Obama About Rick Warren?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Obama would move on -- he'd refuse to be distracted. He'd brush the dirt off his shoulder and immediately return his focus to winning.

Fighting Back in the Age of Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

This isn't necessarily another angry take on Rick Warren. This is about fighting back in the age of Obama.