Orginally published on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 1:27 AM
by Todd Rhoades
According to a release on the Calvary Chapel Distribution website, a 'recall' of Pastor Chuck Smith's book "When Storms Come" has been issued because of it's mention and support of Rick Warren's "Purpose Driven" movement. According to the release, the founder of Calvary Chapel's book is being recalled due to "issues with content and packaging"...
On the same webpage it says, “The teaching and positions of Rick Warren have come into conflict with us as Calvary Chapel. Pastor Chuck has directed us to discontinue this product effective immediately.”
Any Calvary Chapelites want to chime in on this one? What was the final straw for Chuck here? He evidently endorsed PD in his book (that’s now recalled). What theological error caused Calvary to break the tie? What has Rick Warren done differently here lately that would cause this action? Just wondering, because I have no idea.
Oh… and before anyone chimes in to say that CC’s are just being true to the Word, remember that CC has some issues of it’s own internally here lately… most recently the CC Albuquerque situation, and the current legal fight over the CC radio network. There are many fine CC pastors and churches to be sure; but just like everyone else, they have their problems and issues.
Back to the subject at hand… what’s behind this?
[Special thanks to Dave Zierenberg for the link!]
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