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Rick Warren Launches National Radio Teaching Program and Spots

Daily Hope With Rick WarrenRick Warren, best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life: What On Earth Am I Here For? and founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA, launched Daily Hope with Rick Warren this week in both local and major markets across America.

The daily 25-minute program features a practical, applicable and meaningful message from Scripture by Warren, intended to encourage, equip and train people to fulfill God's purposes for their life. Warren’s new endeavor also includes daily 60-second teaching spots that address timely issues and topics.

"For 32 years, I said 'no' to radio because I felt God called me to preach to my local congregation rather than compete with other local churches for a national audience," says Warren. "But one year ago, He began to put a burden on my heart and a passion for broadcast ministry.”

According to Warren, that burden was born from three deep convictions.

First, he says, is the need for people to hear a message of hope found in the Gospel more than ever before. He notes how discouragement in America is rampant as a result of the weak economic recovery, the high rate of joblessness, natural disasters, painful school shootings and gridlock among political leaders.

Second is the erosion of our first right of religious liberty in America, which needs to be protected.

“I am deeply concerned,” says Warren, who intends to be a big voice in protecting religious liberty. "On every front – school campuses, businesses, hospitals and even churches – secularists in government are increasingly trying to limit, undermine and even outlaw historic protections of our religious freedoms, which will likely become the civil rights issue of the next decade.”

Third is the need to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, including the remaining 2,900 unengaged tribes and people groups who have yet to hear that message.

Warren intends to use the Daily Hope radio program to mobilize the people and the funding needed to reach every last tribe with the Gospel and a church by the year 2020 – a global evangelistic initiative that he calls the “20/20 Vision.”

“[T]aking the Gospel to the ends of the earth is our greatest goal,” he says.

Since April 1, the Daily Hope with Rick Warren website, www.RickWarren.org, has been carrying and streaming the newly launched radio programming, the content of which is customized from a vault of 32 years of archived sermons.

Periodically, there will be live programs hosted by Warren. The program, which Warren plans to quickly expand in reach, is also being carried across the country on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Family Talk Channel.

Published: April 4, 2013

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