Rick Warren, John Piper talk doctrinal issues


LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Rick Warren and John Piper, two pastors with different beliefs and practices, talk to one another for more than 90 minutes in a new video that spotlights Warren's book "Purpose Driven Life."

The video, recorded May 1 and posted May 27, was recorded at the invitation of Warren, pastor of Saddleback Community Church. Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, quizzes Warren about the book in what Piper calls an "appreciative critique." Much of the discussion focuses on doctrine.

"Frankly, I'm appalled at the kinds of slanders that have been brought against this book by people whose methods of critique, if they were consistently applied to the Bible, would undo it as the Word of God," Piper says at the beginning.


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