Saddleback Forum Video & Transcript: Obama / McCain with Rick Warren � Kingdom People
The fact that Warren hosted these interviews is complex on so many cultural, political, and religious levels that I hardly know where to begin... Some questions that come to mind:
1. What does it say about our culture that Rick Warren, senior pastor of a prominent mega-church, and famous for his book The Purpose Driven Life, was the host of one of the first tete-a-tetes between McCain and Obama?
2. Why in a Christian setting did they speak individually with Warren rather than in a debate setting?
3. If not Rick Warren, then who else in America would have been most suited to first host such a dialogue? Oprah? Jay Leno? A newscaster?
I have not yet analyzed the interviews themselves... right now I'm providing "meta" comments. I'll be reading the transcript (which is nicely provided at the link in addition to the video footage).