Thursday, July 14, 2005

The Christian Century

I don't read Christian Century, I'm more of a Christianity Today and World Magazine sort of guy. But this article is interesting from the fact of I beleive they are sort of displaying Warren as a poster child of need for social change to counter systemic evils. The two types of morality, corperate and individual, need not be contrasted, however it is easy to gravitate toward one or the other.

The Christian Century: "Rick Warren pursuing programs against world poverty
by Holly Lebowitz Rossi
Usually when the words evangelical and poverty appear in the same sentence, the minister at the helm is Jim Wallis, Ron Sider or Tony Campolo. When Rick Warren is written and talked about, it's almost never in the context of any political issue.

But Warren, the pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and the author of the blockbuster The Purpose-Driven Life, is diving into the issue of Christian responsibility to combat global poverty.

The move was signaled by an open letter campaign to President Bush, launched June 3 by Warren with heavyweights Billy Graham and British evangelical John Stott and sent to more than 150,000 evangelicals nationwide."

Hat Tip: Real Live Preacher on the link to The Christian Century site.
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