John Piper Interviews Rick Warren on Doctrine

Rapzilla is not known for posting content that steps outside of the Christian Hip Hop realm. However, a hot topic recently, was Christians questioning the doctrine of Rick Warren, who is most popular for his book 'The Purpose Driven Life'. John Piper invited Rick Warren to sit down to answer some questions following Piper reading his book. The relevance here is that both John Piper and Rick Warren are of great inspiration to many Christian Hip Hop artists, and they both have shown great support for Christian Hip Hop artists. Here is a quote from the article on

"My aim in this interview is to bring out and clarify what Rick Warren believes about these biblical doctrines. In doing this my hope is that the thousands of pastors and lay people who look to Rick for inspiration and wisdom will see the profound place that doctrine has in his mind and heart.

Rick is not known for being a doctrinal preacher. One reason for this is his intention to be theologically sound and practically helpful without using doctrinal or theological terms in his public ministry. Inside of Saddleback there is a greater intentionality about building biblical and theological categories into the people’s minds and hearts."

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