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via BCNN1: Pastor Rick Warren is recovering after an emergency surgery. Warren, best-selling author and pastor of Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California, was rushed to a hospital Thursday morning and immediate surgery was required for a perforated intestine. Rick’s wife, Kay Warren was mid-flight to Northern Ireland when she heard the news and immediately flew […]

Kay Warren, the wife of Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, recently did a radio interview with Frank Sontag which was aired on The Christian Outlook about  the popular–and controversial–Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” and the topic of suicide which the show addresses. Rick and Kay Warren know firsthand the grief that accompanies losing a loved […]

God can use the darkest and most challenging times in a person’s life for good, says Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren. In a message posted on his Daily Hope devotional on Friday, the best-selling author of The Purpose-Driven Life offered a meditation based on the Bible verses 2 Corinthians 1:8b–9, which reads: “We were crushed and overwhelmed […]

Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren is telling Christians that they should “personalize” scripture by inserting themselves into certain biblical passages. In an entry found on Rick Warren’s Daily Hope website published Sunday, Warren wrote a meditation centered on the Bible verse Philippians 1:6. “And I am certain that God, who began the […]

California-based Saddleback Church, led by Pastor Rick Warren, has reached a new milestone in its 36 years of ministry with its 45,000th baptism, and the pastor took the 45,000th person baptized out to lunch. “This weekend is a historic weekend for our church because somebody in this group is going to be the 45,000th baptism […]

When God makes spiritual changes in one’s life they often occur gradually, not instantly, says Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren. “The Holy Spirit will make changes in your life far beyond anything you thought possible, but they’re not going to happen overnight,” says Warren in a recent installment of Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope. Warren explains that […]

People’s God-given gifts are meant to be shared with those around them, Pastor Rick Warren says. The senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, explains in his Daily Devotional on Thursday that the purpose of gifts is to share them, pointing to 1 Peter 4:10 which reads: “God has given each of you a […]

What does it mean to “throw away your life?” It means to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, says Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. Citing Mark 8:35, Warren explains in his daily devotional that to “throw away your life,” is to “submit yourself to God for his purposes.” “Only those […]

Having an attitude of gratitude shapes your relationships and your outlook on life, Pastor Rick Warren says. Warren, who serves as senior pastor of the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Orange County, California, wrote in his devotional on Friday, “The More Grateful You Are the Happier You Are,” that Christians should follow the teaching of Paul […]

A married person’s number one tool for being more Christ-like is their spouse, says evangelical pastor Rick Warren. Warren, who oversees Saddleback Church in Southern California, said in a devotional this week that God has given people the gift of a spouse to help them perfect their character and make them closer to Him. “God created […]

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship”(Romans 12:1 NIV). For change to happen in any area of your life, whether it’s financial, vocational, educational, mental, or relational, you have […]