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RICK WARREN AFFIRMS HIS COMMITMENT TO THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION

Friday Church News Notes, September 2, 2005 (Fundamental Baptist Information Service, www.wayoflife.org fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143

In an e-mail exchange with the Baptist Press, August 22-23, Rick Warren of Purpose Driven Church fame, affirmed his commitment to the Southern Baptist Convention. The exchange was provoked by a statement Warren made in a question-answer session with reporters in May in which he indicated that his church is no longer Southern Baptist. In his recent statement to the Baptist Press, though, Warren said: “I’m Southern Baptist, our church is Southern Baptist, and we cooperate in SBC missions support at every level both in the United States and with our IMB [International Mission Board] missionaries around the world” (“Rick Warren dispels rumors,” Baptist Press, Aug. 25, 2006).