Writing for the first time to Jesus’ followers in Corinth, Paul explained his evangelistic technique:
19Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20To
the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I
became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law),
so as to win those under the law. 21To
those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I
am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win
those not having the law. 22To
the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to
all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
Fortunately for Paul, there were no video clips around for the Gentiles to see him acting like a Jew and vice versa. Unfortunately for Rick Warren, there are clips showing him becoming different things to different people in the matter of Proposition 8. Today, he canceled his appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” this past week having been notable for two more states legalizing gay marriage. Catch you later, Rick.