Rick Warren Teams Up With
New-Age Guru Ken Blanchard!
While Rick Warren is
gearing up to train a billion people, unbeknownst to many he has also
been teamed up with New Age and contemplative promoter, Ken Blanchard, for some
time now. According to a new biography on Rick Warren, A
Life With Purpose written by George
Mair, Rick Warren has solicited the services of Ken Blanchard to aid him in
training leaders: "Rick taps the best and most famous to help train church
leaders to be like Jesus. He has hired Ken Blanchard .... to come to Saddleback
to help train people how to be effective leaders." p. 193
In light of knowing who Ken Blanchard is, this is shocking and devastating news for the church!
There is countless evidence to show that Blanchard sits on the New Age/mystical/contemplative bandwagon. Blanchard believes in the benefits and use of mantra meditation, yoga and has no trouble borrowing from Buddhism.
Here are just a few examples:
Blanchard makes no
apology when he says much can be gained from Buddhism. He and his wife both
encourage the practice of yoga
For those who do not
find the words of an unofficial biographer (Mair) linking Rick Warren with
Blanchard convincing enough,Ken Blanchard, Rick Warren and Bill Hybels (Willow
Creek) have become team players at the Lead Like Jesus conferences and the Leadership Summit Conferences, which take place across North
America. The three also have an audio set they co-authored together.
Did Rick Warren know of Blanchard's sympathies when he brought him in to help at Saddleback? Of course he did. And do you think that Rick Warren and Ken Blanchard are going to train their "billion" soldiers for Christ how to practice New Age mysticism and learn how to go into altered states of consciousness? You bet. And that is definitely something to be concerned about.