Inaugurating Purpose Driven R-E-S-P-E-C-T
The New York Times just announced that Rick Warren will conduct the invocation at Obama’s inauguration, followed by Aretha Franklin’s amazing voice.
So, let’s get one thing straight. For those believers who criticize Warren, please consider rejoicing over this upcoming event. I think the Apostle Paul certainly would.
It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.