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  —2 Tim. 3:16-17

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  —1 Tim. 4:16

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In agreement with the Cambridge declaration

Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitivity, CGM

On the Purpose Driven Paradigm

Logical Deductive argumentfor Rick Warren's compromise and denial of the Gospel

Book:

Driven Away by Purpose: An Analysis of the Purpose Driven Life and Related Issues (2nd Ed.)

Book Reviews:

Short book reviews of:

The Purpose Driven Church by Rick Warren
The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
Rick Warren and the Puprose that Drives Him by Richard Abanes

Overview of books on the Purpose Driven movement

Church on the Rise: Why I am not a "Purpose-Driven" Pastor by Larry DeBruyn
Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church by Warren Smith
Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven movement by Bob DeWaay
(E-book available as PDF here) In the Name of Purpose: Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Unity by Tamara Hartzell
The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church by Noah W. Hutchings
Who's Driving the Purpose Driven Church? A Documentary on the Teachings of Rick Warren by James Sundquist

Transitioning: Leading Your Church through Change by Dan Southerland

Rick Warren sermon review

[PDF] Review of a sermon given by Rick Warren in Singapore July 2006

Resources:

Seeker sensitive, Purpose Driven at monergism.com

Lighthouse Trails Research Project — have a section on the presence of the New Age Trojan Horse in the Purpose Driven phenomenon.

Saddleback Attempts a Balancing Act Between Predestination and Free Will, and ends up embracing “Evangelical Deism” and the Ancient Heresy of “Dualism. Reposted from the Calvinist Gadfly blog with permission granted by Mr. Alan Kurschner.

 

Website for PDL review:

Purpose Verses.com. Good, detailed and fair review site. The only problem is that it does not pay much attention to Warren's Arminian errors, partly because the author is ignorant of the entire Calvinist/Arminian, determinism/free will issue. This is not a big problem, unless the author dares to venture into the field without adequate research, which he thankfully doesn't.

Berean discernment tool for the Purpose Driven Life by Ptr. Bob DeWaay. This tool is a must have companion for any Purpose Driven Bible study. In it, the verses found in the PDL are placed side to side in two different columns with those from the NASB, the most literal translation of the Bible so far, thus allowing 'Bereans' to easily check Warren's probable usage of mistranslation of Scripture.

External reviews of PDL:
The Purpose Driven Life by Nathan Busenitz
The Purpose Driven Life reviewed by Paul Alexander (from 9marks)
The Adulation of Man in The Purpose Driven Life by Richard Bennett of Berean Beacon
The Purpose Driven Life: Demeaning the Very Nature of God by Richard Bennett of Berean Beacon
The Gospel: A Method or a Message? — How the Purpose Driven Life Obscures the Gospel by Bob DeWaay (Critical Issues Commentary)
The Purpose Driven Life — Book Review part 1, part 2 by letusreason.org
An analysis of Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Life by Matt Costella of the Fundamental Evangelistic Association
The Purpose-Driven program — A growing phenomenon in the the churches part 1, part 2 by Albert James Dager (Media Spotlight, Volume 26 - Number 24)
Purpose Driven Church: Seeker Sensitive Movement at myfortress.org
Book Review — Rick's Warren's The Purpose Driven Life by challies.com
Observation about The Purpose Driven Life by Tim Todd et. al.
The Purpose Driven Life — Guidance or Misguided? by Marshall C.St. John
The Purpose Driven Life — A review of Scriptural Misuse by Biblical Discernment Ministires
The Gospel according to Warren by Pastor-teacher Gary E. Gilley
Rick Warren's style over substance: How the "Purpose Driven" philosophy has purposely mishandled the Scriptures by The Sacred Sandwich
Paganism in the Purpose Driven teaching by The Sacred Sandwich

An examination of Rick Warren's teaching on 'exponential growth' by Brian Johnson

"Church health award" from Rick Warren or Jesus Christ by Bob DeWaay (Critical Issues Commentary)

External review of Richard Abanes' book 'Rick Warren and the purpose that drive him'

Book review - Rick Warren and the purpose that drives him by challies.com

Testimony of people who went through the purpose driven journey:
Our purpose driven diversion

Unity in a purpose driven church?

Spirit led or purpose driven? Part 4: Dealing with dissenters by Berit Kjos
165 members ousted from Gardenvale Baptist by Brad Olsen, Caller-Times July 20, 2004
Another 40 days of Destruction and division — testimony at oldtruth.com blog

Secular newspaper (Wall Street Journal) exposes Warren's schisms, as linked from my blog

40 Days of Purpose

40 days of purpose — Weekly lessons by 9marks

The miracle of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols?

The Purpose Driven Hostage by Paul Proctor of News with Views
Voices by Paul Proctor of News with Views
A Story of Two Redemptions? by Paul Proctor of News with Views
Hostage give Meth to Atlanta fugitive by ABC news
Courthouse Shooting: Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty (Brian Nichols convert to Islam) by WSB radio

Warren's P.E.A.C.E plan

Warren's P.E.A.C.E plans & UN goals: (by Berit Kjos)
The Emerging Glocal Church (part 1 of 4)
Equipping leaders to 'Lead like Jesus' (part 2 of 4)
Whom do we serve? (part 3 of 4)

Purpose Driven Youth Ministry

Reflections on 2004 Purpose Driven Youth Ministry (PDYM) conference

Seeker sensitivity

Is Seeker-sensitivity biblical?

Is Church for Christians, or for Seekers? at oldtruth.com

A discussion with Robert Schuller by the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals

The Church Growth Movement (CGM)

The Church Growth Movement part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4 by Christian Research ministires