Warren has been described as the next Billy Graham, an evangelical leader with a moderate reputation and mass-market appeal — although instead of massive open-air rallies and an out-sized television presence, Warren focused on forging partnerships with unlikely allies working to protect the environment and fight AIDS.
As a pioneer of the mega-church movement, Warren looked to translate traditional evangelical messages for a wider audience. He penned “The Purpose-Driven Life,” a spiritually based self-help guide that brought mainstream best-seller status to a muted religious message.
This is the wrong debate.
Why is there even a religion invocation at the presidential inauguration?
Why did we have a debate at a mega church?
Why do we vote in churches?
America sure does argue a lot about mice nuts and not enough about the bigger concepts.