By now you likely know the online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries has been among those who’ve been reporting on an ill-advised decision by Dr. John Piper to bring Purpose Driven Pope Rick Warren into the Desiring God Conference 2010 as the keynote speaker.
Unfortunately it got even worse when Dr. Piper defended his decision:
At root I think [Rick Warren] is theological and doctrinal and sound. (as cited Online source)
And so, Warrengate is now slowly simmering; in their post Rick Warren Speaks on Catholicism, the Essentials of the Faith, Peter Drucker, and Global Peace at Lighthouse Trails Research we read:
On May 23, 2005 Rick Warren was a guest speaker at the The Pew Forum on Religion. Read the transcripts for Rick Warren’s interview. Below we have listed a few of the more critical remarks made by Rick Warren.
We are presenting them to you for your consideration, as we believe they are challenging the very essence of Christianity… (Online source)
For our purposes here I’m only going to draw your attention to what Warren says specifically concerning apostate Roman Catholicism in his opening remarks at The Pew Forum:
I am talking about the fact that about a hundred years ago, Christianity split into two wings…
The small group structure is the structure of renewal in every facet of Christianity – including Catholicism. (Online source)
Rick Warren, who out of one side of his mouth says he believes the five solas of the reformation,  has just said out of the other side of his mouth that Protestantism is but one wing of Christianity with the Roman Catholic Church being the other; and further, Roman Catholicism is a facet “of Christianity.”
And yet, Dr. Piper would have us believe this is “doctrinal and sound.”
1. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/2010/03/31/rick-warren-monergist/, accessed 4/15/10.