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Grief and good works

09 August 2013

SADDLEBACK CHURCH

Return: Rick Warren

Return: Rick Warren

THE Revd Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in California, returned to the pulpit on Sunday of last week, 16 weeks after his youngest son, Matthew, took his own life (News, 12 April).

Mr Warren, the author of the The Purpose Driven Life, which has sold 32-million copies, preached from 2 Corinthians 1, in which St Paul speaks of God "who comforts us in all our troubles".

Mr Warren said that he and his wife Kay planned to launch a ministry aimed at removing the stigma associated with mental illness. "If your brain doesn't work right, why should you be ashamed of that?"

Watch the full sermon here.

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