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teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of
God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
|Watch your life and doctrine closely.
Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and
—1 Tim. 4:16
In agreement with the
Purpose Driven, Seeker Sensitivity, CGM
On the Purpose Driven Paradigm
Short book reviews of:
Church on the Rise: Why I am not a "Purpose-Driven" Pastor by Larry DeBruyn
Transitioning: Leading Your Church through Change by Dan Southerland
Rick Warren sermon review
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:
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:
Unity in a purpose driven church?
Spirit led or purpose driven? Part 4: Dealing with dissenters by Berit Kjos
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?
Purpose Driven Hostage by Paul Proctor of News with Views
Warren's P.E.A.C.E plan
Warren's P.E.A.C.E plans & UN goals: (by Berit Kjos)
Purpose Driven Youth Ministry
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)