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The Power of Religion to Restrain Conflict

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

Even in secular contexts, people of faith can work together to encourage or discourage warfare. As violence has escalated in Israel and Gaza, an international campaign for peace has been launched, involving Jews, Muslims, and Christians.

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. ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Pastor Rick Warren's Massive Response To Son's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion

Every day since his son Matthew died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound nearly a year ago, Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church has found himself ...

Pastor Rick Warren Opens Up About Son's Suicide

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

Influential pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church opened up to HuffPost Live about his new faith-based weight loss book, "The Daniel Plan: 40 Days T...

Rick Warren Speaks Out On Son's Suicide

Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion

In their first media interview since the suicide of their son, Matthew, Rick and Kay Warren spoke exclusively to CNN's Piers Morgan about the resilien...

An Open Letter to Pastor Rick Warren

Stampp Corbin | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Stampp Corbin

Pastor Warren, the next time that you preach against LGBT equality, I hope you remember that it is helping to create a societal environment that causes LGBT youth to commit suicide.

Mental Illness, Gun Control and Matthew Warren

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I thought Rick Warren got it right when he called mental illness "torture." As a therapist, I've listened to many people speak about the depths of despair and depression and the lengths they were willing to go to find some relief.

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.

Removing Walls And Opening The Church To The World

Henry G. Brinton | Posted 03.20.2013 | Religion
Henry G. Brinton

By creating welcoming threshold places and training members to practice good Christian hospitality, congregations can help people to feel comfortable as they move from the outside world to the inside of the church for the very first time.

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'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.

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.

Megachurch Pastor Rick Warren's Shocking Tweet

Posted 09.26.2011 | Los Angeles

Southern California megachurch pastor Rick Warren tweeted, then deleted, a jab at those who want to increase the debt ceiling, reports Newport Beach P...

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...

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.

Purpose Driven Life Author Rick Warren's Next Book Delayed Indefinitely

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a press release today, Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, announced the release of Rick Warren's book, "The Hope You Need: From the Lord's Prayer"...

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 ...

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...

Dear Rick: A Lesson on Race

Renita Weems | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Renita Weems

Evidently, Rick Warren doesn't know that black preachers talk, that many of us are friends, and that a letter from him would generate buzz enough for us to share and compare notes.

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 ...

Even Same-Sex Marriage Is a Basic Civil Right

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Republicans who tolerate their party's platform calling for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage should be reminded of a similar constitutional amendment to prohibit interracial marriage.

Transcendental Invocation: Surprise Me, Rick Warren!

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

The sage Todd Gitlin urges us to voice our complaint and move on. But moving on doesn't move me. I want my transcendent moment. First, it seems, I'll have to transcend my damn self.

This Christian Believes Pastor Warren Should Put a Sock In It

Scott Foval | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Foval

Rick Warren, what you are doing by turning to attack your critics as "Christophobes," is manipulating the core message.

Rocks and Hard Places for Gay Christians this Christmas

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Originally appeared on RHRealityCheck.org - Information, commentary and community for reproductive health and rights. I pray. Everyday. Sometimes se...