Jump directly to the Content

Rick Warren at Obama's Inaugural

A good move or political pandering?

Unless you've been hibernating (which isn't a bad idea given the economy and weather lately), you know that President-elect Barack Obama has asked Rick Warren to pray at his inauguration. The news networks (apparently needing something controversial to fill up their 24 hour broadcast schedules) have been buzzing about Warren's stance against gay marriage.

The more liberal among Obama's supporters have voiced their anger over his choice of Rick Warren, but it's been hard to find an evangelical on television upset with Warren's close ties with Obama. You may recall that Warren hosted both McCain and Obama at his church during the campaign for a "civil forum" to discuss important issues. The megachurch pastor was widely praised for his balanced and helpful approach to the event.

Rick Warren's prayer for Barack Obama:

I'd like to know what you think about Rick Warren's presence at Obama's inaugural. Is Warren following in the tradition of Billy Graham, or is he succumbing to the lure of political ...

January/February
Support Our Work

Subscribe to CT for less than $4.25/month

Homepage Subscription Panel

Read These Next

Related
Out of Context: Mark Dever
Out of Context: Mark Dever
Does the church have a responsibility to care for the outcasts in society?
From the Magazine
Christian Fiction (Finally) Has Issues
Christian Fiction (Finally) Has Issues
Evangelical novelists have embraced human grit and struggle. Getting readers to notice is its own struggle.
Editor's Pick
The Last Gift My Father Gave Me
The Last Gift My Father Gave Me
A surprising encounter with my dad, Jesus, and Jerry Seinfeld opened a door to long-awaited healing.
close