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Rick Warren on the Governments Role

August 26, 2008

Came across this interview (through Justin Taylor) with Rick Warren following the Saddleback Civil Forum. I continue to have more respect for him and his evolving roles.

Here is one quote from the article:

“While he notes that religious people often look to the church to help with these efforts, “secular people have to look to the government.” Indeed, what struck him most about the Aspen Institute discussions was that the people there thought “the answer to everything was a government program.”

This quote alone reveals the truth as to why so many continue to place such high hopes in politicians and certain politicians specifically. They have no where else to turn. Which is also why the church needs to not abdicate things to the government, but rather that we should be on the front lines of turning back poverty and oppression. This requires countless individuals committed to broad gospel-based initiatives.

Read the complete article.

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