Slowly but surely I'm learning a very hard lesson in life - that is this; you can't control what others think or say about you. You can't. So, I'm learning the value of trusting God - following His word - and caring first about what my Savior thinks about me and my life rather than what people think.
Today, Pastor Rick Warren showed his true colors and lived out a wonderful example of Christ before the entire world. It really ticks me off when other pastors and believers criticize Rick and his ministry especially when they don't know him or haven't even read his books. I personally have read his books, listened to his sermons, attended his training conference, listened to his pod casts, and attended his church. From my vantage point, all I have seen is a man passionate about following Christ and leading others to do the same. You may not like his methods but the man is spot on and rock solid. I am thankful to have learned from him and pray that God will give me the strength and commitment to follow Christ as well as Rick Warren.
With all that being said, pastor Mark Driscoll wrote the following post that describes his personal feelings about Rick and contains a manuscript of his prayer from today's Presidential Inauguration - it's well worth the read. Here's the link: http://theresurgence.com/rick_warrens_prayer
This is the video of the actual prayer via YouTube.