I don’t generally quote Mr. Warren, but after reading this insightful interview, I was encouraged by what I read. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I agree with him 100%, but please take the wisdom he shares in this context, and be encouraged, strengthened, challenged, and pushed to pray for those who are launching out into similar areas of ministry.
Cultural Christianity is dying. Genuine Christianity is not. The number of cultural Christians is going down because they never really were Christian in the first place. They don’t have to pretend by going to church anymore.
This is the final frontier. Twice Revelation says that around the throne in heaven will be people from every language, every nation, and every tribe. I take this literally. Yet there are still 3,400 unengaged tribes because they’re very small. None of them have more than 100,000 people.
Working with moderate Muslims. This is the whole idea of the Peace Plan: Promoting reconciliation [means] to find a man of peace. I have found men of peace who do not at all hold to what I believe about Scripture and certainly aren’t Christians, but we can work together.
I still point to Rwanda. I’ve never found a country where 19 years ago they were hacking each other up and now they’re living side by side without barbed wire. They figured out something about how to get people who literally killed each other’s families to live next to each other. The reconciliation model is important.
You can read the full interview here.