Rick Warren Teams Up Ken Blanchard!
Rick Warren Teams Up With New-Age Sympathizer Ken Blanchard! This is a Special Report.
Record of Events
Apr 19, 2005 While Rick
Warren is gearing up to "train a billion people,"(from
Christian Post) unbeknownst to many he has also been
teamed up with New Age and contemplative promoter,
Ken Blanchard, for some time now. According to a new
biography on Rick Warren, A Life
With Purpose written by George Mair, Rick
Warren has solicited the services of Ken Blanchard
to aid him in training leaders: "Rick taps the best
and most famous to help train church leaders to be
like Jesus. He has hired Ken Blanchard .... to come
to Saddleback to help train people how to be effective
leaders." p. 193 (See Rick Warren Sermon on Ken Blanchard)
In light of knowing who Ken Blanchard is, this is shocking and devastating news for the church!
There is countless evidence to show that Blanchard sits on the New Age/mystical/contemplative bandwagon. Blanchard believes in the benefits and use of mantra meditation, yoga and has no trouble borrowing from Buddhism.
Here are just a few examples:
Wrote the foreword to Jim Ballard's Mind Like Water
Wrote the foreword to Franz Metcalf's What Would Buddha Do At Work?
Is on the Front Cover of Corporate Mystic
Is on the Back Cover of Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
Jim Ballard, a staunch New Ager, and a colleague of The Ken Blanchard Companies
Wrote the Foreword to Ellen Tadd's (clairvoyant) book, Death and Letting Go.
makes no apology when he says much can be gained from
Buddhism. He and his wife both encourage the practice
of yoga (link no longer available) and mantra meditation.
Even more disturbing is his seat on the Board
of Advisors of a New Age organization called Hoffman's Institute (known for the Hoffman
For those who do not find the words of an unofficial biographer (Mair) linking Rick Warren with Blanchard convincing enough, Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels (Willow Creek) have become team players at the Lead Like Jesus conferences and the Leadership Summit Conferences, which take place across North America. The three also have an audio set they co-authored together. Incidentally, Rick Warren sits on the Board of Blanchard's Lead Like Jesus organization along with Ken Blanchard, Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), John Maxwell, Bill Hybels, and Laurie Beth Jones.
Did Rick Warren know of Blanchard's sympathies when he brought him in to help at Saddleback? Of course he did. And do you think that Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard are going to train their "billion" soldiers for Christ how to practice New Age mysticism and learn how to go into altered states of consciousness? You bet. And that is definitely something to be concerned about. "...they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. And for this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they might believe what is false ..." II Thessalonians 2: 10-11
Love is More Than Just Saying Sorry
a year has now passed since our
special report was released, and Ken Blanchard
is still a board member of the Hoffman
Quadrinity Institute, a participant in the Heartland
Circle with Barbara
Marx Hubbard and on the In
the Sphere of Silence web site endorsing their
new book on meditation and the New Age. Although
Blanchard made a statement on his website saying
he made some mistakes no public changes have been
yet in a book he wrote in the 90s, he tells readers
that saying sorry is not enough:
"Without a change in your behavior, just saying 'I'm sorry' is not enough."KB
"Saying 'I'm sorry' is just the first step in an effective apology. The only way you can demonstrate that you are really sorry is by changing your behavior. That way the people you have harmed know that you are committed to not repeating the mistake. Talk is cheapit's your behavior that matters."Ken Blanchard, Leadership Smarts: Inspiration and Wisdom from the Heart of a Leader
" Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."
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