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Mike Horton at the Saddleback Conversation Gathering

Mike Horton was a panelist at tonight's Saddleback Conversation Gathering.  Mike's the third from the left.  White Horse Inn producer Shane Rosenthal took the picture above and admits to getting a hug from Rick Warren himself, who, according to Shane, calls himself a "purpose-driven" hugger.

Reader Comments (16)

do let us know if and when audio is available.
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
What in the world would they be talking about? Mike's book? Wouldn't that be a hoot!
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHoward
Yes! Please post the audio if you can.
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKurt Werner
Yes, another request for a post of the audio, if possible.
June 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterD. Philip Veitch
Yes for more audio, video, or transcript.
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMark Denning
I tried to tune in last night but could not connect on time
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Yeazel
Dr. Horton needs to destroy the negatives of that photo.
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb
"I don't have access to any audio yet, but here's a picture of Mike Horton and Rick Warren that will remain an object of conversation for years to come!"

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDouglas
Bedad, this is E.P.I.C.!

Did he get a word in edgewiise?

Was there any mention of the "Promise Driven Gospel"?

June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCaptain Blood
"Horton hugs a WHO?"
June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterValeria
What's next? Scott Clark hugging Doug Wilson? True ecumenicism.
June 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTom Albrecht
Wasn't this prophesied in Revelation?

A sign of the end-times, perhaps.
June 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjim the lutheran
Video now up in in the WHI blog.
June 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Here are the two videos from the "Gathering". Michael Horton did an excellent job of defining the gospel. Not sure everyone of the panelists understood what the gospel really is.
June 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarry
Hey Kim,

It's sadly funny how gullible today's neo-reformed leaders can be:

Rick Warren whispers the magic word "Edwards" in John Piper's ear and he gets invited to DesGod. What better shibboleth (or "Open, Simsim") could Warren have chosen to get Piper to open his doors?

Mike Horton wrote in response to Piper's invite of RW (April 1, 2010):

...Pastor Warren tailors his appeals to his audience. To Calvinists, he stresses his support for the “solas” of the Reformation... Rick Warren endorses a host of books, from New Age authors to Emergent writers to conservative evangelicals. So why not include Calvinists?...

And why not Westminster Seminary profs, too?

Mike apparently thought twice about his condemnatory stance toward Rick Warren, since he participated in the June "Saddleback Conversation Gathering," held in the run-up to the October Lausanne Conference.*

He gives this cheery update from June 23rd:

I had a great time at the Lausanne “Global Conversation” held at Saddleback Church and hosted by its pastor, Rick Warren. It was a privilege to be part of a distinguished panel of evangelical leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds... It’s great to be able to discuss our differences as well as our common convictions in a spirit of friendship as well as mutual challenge. Our mission at White Horse Inn is to go to any forum that invites us where we have a chance to clarify what we are convinced is the proper message and mission of the church...

Mike has apparently missed his own warning! He attacks Warren as a man-pleaser, and as a distorter of the gospel, and then strangely changes strategy, feeling "privileged" to speak at a conference hosted by Warren @ S-back!

If Warren is as nefarious as Mike painted him on April Fools Day, then Mike's embrace (literally) of Warren is akin to Luther calling the pope the antichrist one day and kissing his ring the next, or Paul hugging a Judaizer after writing that such should be "cut off" & anathema!

See for a piece the editor calls "Horton's Hypocrisy."

I have also challenged Mike in private. I call on his friends and fans to do the same. May he be granted repentance of his capitulation to pragmatism and of his hypocrisy toward Warren.

Yours for Christ & the gospel,
Hugh McCann

* One readily sees how pervasive this Lausanne movement is, as many putatively "Reformed" seminaries participate: Covenant, Fuller, Gordon-Conwell, & TEDS. A number of "Reformed" folk are speaking in pre-Lausanne conversations: Belcher, Chandler, Chapell, Duncan, Guinness, Horton, Keller. Also, Mark Dever recently discussed justice with Jim Wallis at the website.
August 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHugh McCann
"If Warren is as nefarious as Mike painted him on April Fools Day,"

Maybe it was an April Fool's joke.

Seriously, I agree. Saying "the bridge is out" in long technically correct legalese (which apparently is how Michael struck these people judging from their reactions) is not really very helpful information.
March 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

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