(CNN Belief Blog) Rick Warren on guns, God and son's tragic death

In his first interview since his son’s suicide in April, famed pastor Rick Warren told CNN that he knew his son, Matthew, had bought a gun, dismissed rumors that Matthew was gay and said he doesn’t blame God for the tragedy.

“I have cried every single day since Matthew died,” Warren said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with CNN.

“But that – that’s actually a good thing. Grief is a good thing. It’s the way we get through the transitions of life.”

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2 comments on “(CNN Belief Blog) Rick Warren on guns, God and son's tragic death

  1. Dan Crawford says:

    Rick and Kay Warren gave a thoughtful and moving interview. The take-away sentence for me was Rick’s statement: “In God’s garden of grace, even the damaged tree bears fruit.”

  2. Karen B. says:

    Rick Warren wrote a blog post on the interview here, explaining what happened during the taping (the reaction of the crew), as well as providing some excerpts of what he said. I missed the interview, but based on this blog entry, I’m very encouraged and thankful at the Warrens’ testimony.