Rick Warren’s Radicalis Conference

I want to give all of the DefCon contributors and readers enough time to get tickets for Saddleback’s latest conference, Radicalis (i.e “Radical Is” which you will find with a backward “R” on their website).  Here, in case reading your Bible, sound exposition, prayer, and a study of church history were not enough, you can now learn from the movers and shakers in Christdom about absolute surrender, sacrificial lifestyle and authentic Christianity.  All as Rick Warren and his team extend an invidation to radicals only to attend this conference that is billed as,

a unique hands-on, comprehensive experience that will enhance each member of your team’s role in your church and build and inspire them to serve God in your community and the world. Rick Warren, the Saddleback Team and leading national pastors will challenge, develop, and expand your vision to be a moving force for God in today’s world.

They’ll help you understand the paradigm, learn the process and build relationships for expanding your ministry. They’ll enlarge your understanding of what “church” and “ministry” mean to enable you to affect positive, purposeful change for God. Imagine what would happen in your community, in your church and in our world if your church team collectively shared an experience guided by the Spirit of God in which we saw His calling and His will for your ministry.

And who will be the speakers that will teach you about “church” and “ministry”?  Well, well, I’m sure you are sitting at the edge of your seat in rapt anticipation.  Without further delay, some key speakers from the entire speaker list include:

  • Rick Warren
  • Andy Stanley
  • Mark Driscoll
  • Perry Noble
  • Dino Rizzo
  • Kerry Shook

So there you have it.   Any takers?  For a few insights, you can check out what Ken Silva has to say on his blog.

16 thoughts on “Rick Warren’s Radicalis Conference

  1. With that lineup it would be safe to say that it would not be “kid friendly” event. Unless you want your children to hear profanity.


  2. I’ve heard of 5 out of the 6 (only one I have never heard of is Dino Rizzo). But I agree with Shane on the 5 that I do know, it definitely will not be a kid friendly event.


  3. Wow, what a lineup. I’m all over it. To think, it’s all being held just down the street from me. Oh, wait, I need to clean my grout that day. Sorry, guys; maybe next time.


  4. It reminds me of a recent incident my husband had with a youth pastor acquaintance of his. When my husband heard that this ‘youth pastor’ was escorting his group to go see New Moon, he called him out on it (privately, of course). The youth pastor said that he was striving to be “radical, kinda like Jesus”.
    Give me a break. *sigh*


  5. Wow, what a lineup for sure! The quote above billing this conference is typical “Christian” salestalk. But when we consider what these guys preach and practice, the terms take on entirely different meanings. What are the 10 “learning experiences” that are supposed to “inspire them to serve God”?

    1) Purpose Driven Church and PEACE Plan.
    2) Preaching for life change
    3) Purpose Driven Youth Ministries
    4) Purpose Driven Children Ministries
    5) Purpose Driven Small Groups
    6) Worship
    7) Leading through change
    8) Developing Emotionally healthy leadership
    9) HIV/AIDS/Orphan care
    10) Celebrate recovery

    Several things jump out:
    1) Not one of these refer to the Scriptures. Obviously it’s heavy on Rick Warren’s own Purpose Driven philosophies.
    2) The featured speakers are some of the most influencial leaders today, maximizing saturation of Emergent teachings.
    3) “Preaching for life change” and “leading through change”? Yeah, I’ve seen the kind of change that has happened in people’s lives as a result of Driscoll’s preaching.
    4) “Developing emotionally healthy leadership”? By who, Pete Scazzero? Pete is not at all shy at relating how he has been benefited by Fr. Dominic and the Trappist Monks. Nor is he shy about his mystical reading material by the likes of Thomas Merton and Abbot Christopher Jamison. “Emotional health” as in mystical spirituality.

    “Collectively share an experience guided by the Holy Spirit”? From these guys who by their very association are mutually in violation of God’s word. No thanks. This is “Radical”, as in Rebellion.


  6. What would be Radical if people preached on sin and the desperate need of a Savior.
    That Jesus was the only way to life and all other ways are leading to destruction.
    Preach and teach the Bible not man made programs.
    This conference is a joke to be called “Radical”.
    Read about the many Christians standing for Christ, loving the people who trying to kill them, by preaching the Gospel to a lost world. That’s radical. that’s what we are called to be.

    Mat 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    Mat 5:11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.
    Mat 5:12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


  7. Where is all this in the Bible. I would rather do it the way the apostle Paul did it. What a lineup Phew, Apostasy united


  8. CPCIV,

    A couple of quick tip-offs about “A Christmas Miracle at The River”:

    1) This church has a woman pastor.
    2) TD Jakes’ web site lists this church http://www.thepottershouse.org/PHIPA/PHP_results.php?STATE=NC

    The Lord told us to beware the leaven of false teachers; Paul reminded us that a little leaven affects everything it touches.

    Benny Hinn and Todd Bentley claim many miracles – none of which have been verified. An evil and wicked generation seeks after signs. Satan can and does and will perform miracle to deceive as many as possible.

    At the same time, God still heals. But He will receive all the glory when He does.


  9. CPCIV
    Also the tongues speaking is totally wrong. Remarkably healthy looking baby for one who has been in a coma for months. Did the hospital really let this baby be taken out of hospital for this. Wouldn’t there be some signs that baby is in coma.


  10. Yeah! I think I’ll go to this thing being done by Rick Warren…NOT! It doesn’t even sound interesting. Thankfully, I am too busy to mess around with junk like that. Btw, we did watch that “A Christmas miracle at the River” and it was full of nonsense! How sad for the woman with the baby!


  11. Christianity today is a multi-million or perhaps billion dollar business. These conferences or church services are actually real time “infomercials” selectively informative and entertaining with the goal of selling the audience something – a book, etc. They are marketed to people who can’t think, won’t think or were never taught how to think for themselves.

    Now about Miracle at the River. There is no mention of the name of the hospital, there was no mention of the names of the doctors or nurses from the hospital that cared for and discharged the infant for the service and there was no mention of medical people being at the service in case the infant needed attention. The church’s website does not mention the healing or about any follow-up with the hospital regarding the healing or with the mother and infant. And, of course the church would say that I’m a “doubting Thomas” and lack faith.



    I get it now, Phil Johnson & Doug Wilson want us to wait and see what happens having Rick Warren speak at DG 2010 since God did not give discernment to any of his children !


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