Leadership

Rick Warren on Politics and the Spread of Christianity

USA Today featured an article yesterday about Rick Warren called “Purpose-Driven Politics”.  Interesting read… Here are some quotes from Rick in the article: “Last Sunday there were more Christians who went to church in China than all of Europe combined.” “If I thought politicians could change people’s hearts, I would go into government. “If I thought laws could change people’s hearts, I would go into government. But I don’t, so I’m not.” About the estimated 143 million orphans around the world:  “whoever gets to those people first are going to get to their hearts and minds – either madrassas or radicals or fundamentalists, or whatever. That is anarchy waiting to happen.” “The actual number of secularists outside Europe and Manhattan is quite small. You need to get a life and get around the world because most people have some kind of faith.” “I could take you to 10 million villages in the world where there is nothing but a church.  The church has more locations than all the WalMarts and Starbucks and everything else combined. It has more volunteers. The church was global 200 years before anyone started talking about globalization. And you add in Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus (and) you basically have got most of the world.” Any thoughts on these new quotes from Warren?  You can read more here… Todd