Morning Rundown: Repentance Led Rick Warren to Support Women’s Authority in Church


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Repentance Led Rick Warren to Support Women’s Authority in Church

Three years ago, former Saddleback Church pastor and founder Rick Warren found himself in the unenviable position of repenting for a stance concerning the church he had held for many, many years.

Since founding Saddleback Church in California in 1980, Warren held the widespread belief that women should be allowed to have authority within the body of Christ and to preach the gospel. It’s something he simply took for granted.

But in 2020, when the COVID pandemic hit, Warren, who retired from his position at Saddleback last year, began “reading every book I could find on the Great Commission and on church history.”

21 Baptized at Secular University as New Revival Reports Pour In

As the flames of the Holy Spirit continue to spread across the nation, there are new reports of young people answering the gospel’s call. And one noted evangelist says he believes “it’s just starting.”

As CBN News has reported, it all started as a spark on the campus of Asbury University, where thousands of Christians gathered for two weeks of Spirit-led worship, prayer and repentance. The outpouring has since touched the hearts and minds of young people on both Christian and secular university campuses, churches and youth events.

One place where the outpouring is being felt is Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. At a recent meeting, 300 students came to join the Collegiate Day of Prayer simulcast from Asbury in Wilmore, Kentucky. Dr. Malachi O’Brien posted to Twitter on Wednesday that the students brought in a pool for what they thought would be three baptisms—instead 21 people came forward to be baptized.

Larry Tomczak: ‘Jesus Revolution’ Has Caught the Nation’s Attention

March CM CoverA couple weeks ago, I wrote, “Parents, Pastors, Everyone: Go See The Jesus Revolution Movie!” If you haven’t, with a smile and a wink, I say, “What are you waiting for?”

Like many people, I lead a very full life with marriage and children, seven grandchildren, ministry responsibilities and all the rest but I went by myself immediately and carved out time to go with my wife and another couple, then went with my daughter and her friend and I hope I can go again!

This movie is bringing rave reviews from believers and unbelievers. The secular movie review group Rotten Tomatoes scored it a 99% audience rating and an A+ CinemaScore! It’s low budget, but it’s blowing away all the Oscar nominated films being paraded and promoted for the upcoming Oscars.

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