Columnist Kathleen Parker – who seems increasingly to channel Arianna Huffington – refers today to Saddleback’s Rick Warren as one of the “world’s most powerful” pastors. Powerful?
It’s been a long time since I encountered a pastor who could be described as genuinely “powerful.” Prominent, yes. Lots of delegated authority, yes. Object of veneration and hero worship, yes.
But show me a pastor who holds all of that to be rubbish, and I’ll show you someone truly powerful.
P. S. BTW, just for the record: the larger substance of Parker’s column this morning is spot-on.