In last week’s Wall Street Journal, a story ran about the debut of a new quarterly magazine: Purpose Driven Connection, founded by Pastor Rick Warren and funded by Reader’s Digest Association.
Even though the economic downturn has created a tough climate to launch a magazine, Rick Warren is a headliner. If you aren’t familiar with the phenomenally successful book Purpose Driven Life, you might recognize his name as the giver of President Obama’s Inaugural Prayer.
One thing I loved about Pastor Warren’s prayer was his remark that Jesus Christ changed his life. A simple but profound testimony…to an entire world.
WSJ states that there are an estimated 100 million evangelical Christians in the U.S. alone. A quote from the article: “Mr. Warren, whose message emphasizes deeds over doctrine, says his book’s success shows there is a huge audience of people with some connection to Christianity, or at least a willingness to embrace it.”
As one of those 100 million, I hope the best for this new magazine.