BY JAMES SUNDQUIST
Rick Warren’s “Battle of the Mind” Speech at the Desiring God 2010 THINK Conference (which Rick Warren did not attend but presented on videotape) resulted in a torrent of emails to me from Christians who were alarmed. I also received a number of concerns about the response from John Piper and his panel at the conference after hearing Warren’s speech. I had not planned on even listening to the speech because there had not yet been any formal or public repentance from Rick Warren for all of his false teachings in his Purpose Driven Life book or for the destruction he has wrought in churches all over the U.S. (a repentance speech is a speech that I would have made sure to hear). But the indignation over the “Battle of the Mind” speech had grown so large, I felt compelled to view it and respond. Before this I had appealed to and warned John Piper because he had invited Rick Warren to speak at his 2010 Desiring God Conference. My appeal can be read at:
John Piper did not listen to me or a host of other Christians who appealed to him or publicly rebuked him or Rick Warren. Also see:
for Tim Challies’ appeal regarding Warren’s appearance. John Piper invited him anyway. What follows is my response to Rick Warren’s speech as well as my commentary on the Panel’s response at the 2010 Desiring God Conference. I agree with Tim Challies.