LTRP Note: The following news story is posted for informational and research purposes only and in no way is an endorsement of the Christian Post, a regular media outlet for Rick Warren. Regarding Warren and Tony Blair coming together at the upcoming Saddleback Civil Forum, the two share much in common when it comes to plans for the world. One thing they share is their views on the problem with what they term fundamentalism or extremism. Blair states that “religion must be rescued from extremism and irrelevance and used as a force for good at a time of global turmoil.”1 Rick Warren “predicts that fundamentalism, of all varieties, will be ‘one of the big enemies of the 21st century.’ ‘Muslim fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalism, Jewish fundamentalism, secular fundamentalism – they’re all motivated by fear. Fear of each other.'”2 The question remains as to whether Bible-believing Christians will be included in their definitions of fundamentalism and extremism in the near days to come.
“Rick Warren to Interview Tony Blair at Saddleback Church”
by Katherine Phan
Megachurch pastor Rick Warren will speak to former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Egypt and peace in a globalized economy next month at Saddleback Church.
Blair is “very excited” about being a guest lecturer at the seventh Saddleback Civil Forum to be held March 6, said the California megachurch pastor on Sunday.
“We’re going to take five letters of the Global PEACE Plan and the five global giants and talk about spiritual emptiness, corrupt leadership, extreme poverty, pandemic diseases, and illiteracy and education. These are the five problems the PEACE Plan is designed to [address],” Warren told his congregation. Click here to continue reading.