Yesterday I received an email from Rick Warren. No, I do not personally know Rick (although I did meet Rick at the Live 8 event in Philadelphia a couple of years ago and was very impressed by his winsome nature and willingness to spend time with the common people). As a subscriber to Rick’s email updates, I along with thousands of other pastors received the following request:
“This next Saturday, August 16, 2008, I will interview Senators John McCain and Barack Obama for an hour each at our nationally televised Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency. The following morning I will be preaching a message entitled “The Kind of Leadership America Needs.” I’d value your opinion and feedback. What question would you ask BOTH candidates if you had the chance? Please frame your question in a way that it could be asked of both candidates (to be fair) and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This would be a great help to me.”
OK, I have a couple of questions to ask you:
- Should Rick Warren as a pastor be interviewing the two candidates?
- Will you watch the event?
- What question would you ask BOTH candidates if you had the chance?
I would love to hear your thoughts about this historic event.