Focus and PurposeJanuary 15, 2006
Here a story about Rick Warren, who wrote The Purpose Driven Life: The Post and Courier Charleston.net News Charleston, SC. Here are a few of the great comments Warren makes in the article:
"The New Testament says the church is the body of Christ, but for the last 100 years, the hands and feet have been amputated, and the church has just been a mouth. And mostly, it's been known for what it's against."
"I'm so tired of Christians being known for what they're against."
"I'm worried that evangelicals be identified too much with one party or the other. When that happens, you lose your prophetic role of speaking truth to power. ... And you have to defend stupid things that leaders do."
"Politics is always downstream from culture. I place less confidence in it than a lot of folks. I don't think that's the answer. ... Politics is not the right tool to change the culture."
"Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism - they're all motivated by fear. Fear of each other."
Amen! We need more preachers with this focus and purpose.