Rick Warren, Cultural Sensitivity, and Mission

Almost all Western liberal Christians (which by my accounting would include Rick Warren, although probably not yours) have a fairly positive view of communism. To them it was an unfortunate but unavoidable event to bring enlightenment to benighted places like Russia, China and Latin America.

Engage the Pews

This blog is about a picture on Rick Warren’s Facebook which features a Red Guard young woman posing.  The picture is typical of a ballet that became immensely popular during the Cultural Revolution period, with a woman depicted similarly in this video at around the 3rd minute.  The ballet was the prototype artistic expression stipulated by the Chinese government during the Cultural Revolution.

The caption on Facebook reads, “The typical attitude of Saddleback Staff as they start work each day.”

When called by a number of people to recant his statement, he wrote the following response:

People often miss irony on the Internet.  It’s a joke, people.  If you take this seriously, you really shouldn’t be following me. Did you know that, using Hebrew ironic humor, Jesus inserted certain laugh lines – jokes – in the Sermon on the Mount? The self-righteous miss them all while the disciples were undoubtedly…

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2 responses to “Rick Warren, Cultural Sensitivity, and Mission

  1. The Christians may have loved Communism, but Communism didn’t love them. My wife grew up Soviet and was taught atheism as the official religion.

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