You invited Rick Warren; would you say he exemplifies “thinking”?

No, I don’t think he exactly exemplifies what I’m after. But he is biblical. He quoted 50 Scriptures from memory. Unbelievable, his mind is Vesuvius. So I asked him what impact reading Jonathan Edwards had on him. What these authors like Karl Barth and Edwards do for him is give him a surge of theological energy that then comes through his wiring. What I wanted to do with Rick is force him to talk about thinking so pragmatists out there can say, “A lot of thinking goes into what he does.” (source)

Is the ability to quote Scripture from memory a litmus test for determining if a person is Biblical? Does the fact that Rick Warren puts a lot of thinking into what he says and does make his actions and words Biblical?

You received some negative feedback for inviting him.

It was real risky. I don’t even know if I did the right thing. If somebody said, “Are you sure you should have invited him?” “No.” I think the first thing I’d say—maybe the only thing—is I think he’s been slandered. I think we probably need to work harder at getting him right. (source)

Slandered? Ok, let’s hear Rick Warren in his own words to see if he has been slandered by people who say he preaches a false gospel.

Matthew 24:23-25 (New American Standard Bible)

23“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him.

24“For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

25“Behold, I have told you in advance.

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