Messy place of grace: Tullian Tchividjian wonders how he will pay bills after affair

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According to Christian Examiner the disgraced grandson of evangelist Billy Graham is finding it difficult to keep a low profile after the news broke that the celebrity pastor had  broken his wedding vows.  As a result of his moral failure he was required to resign his position as senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.  Surprisingly, Tchividjian didn’t step out of the spotlight as he should have, which prompted Carl Trueman to write, “I have no idea why he has this compulsive need to make the whole of his life a public performance or why people fall for it.”  Indeed.

Sad to say that Tullian Tchividjian can now relate to Proverbs 13:15: “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.”

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After a brief hiatus from social media, Tullian Tchividjian, the Florida mega-church pastor who resigned in June after admitting an affair, is back online — this time transparently asking followers advice about stewardship and admitting he spends his days focused on looking for a way to pay his bills.

“My days are spent focusing on my family along with finding a job so that bills can be paid,” Tchividijian wrote in a Facebook message at the end of July which was shared 863 times and receives 5,278 “Likes.”

“But one of the big questions I’ve wrestled with is, how do I properly steward this glorious ruin? To be quite honest, I want to crawl into a hole and be anonymous for a long, long time,” he wrote.

However, Tchividjian told supporters, though he’s “tempted to hide until [he is] ‘shiny’ again,” if he did so, he would “undermine the message” of the Gospel.  Continue reading

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One Response to Messy place of grace: Tullian Tchividjian wonders how he will pay bills after affair

  1. lyn August 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    This man has committed adultery, and sinned against God. I have yet to read him confessing his sin with true brokenheartedness. Rather than use social media, he needs to fall on his face before a holy God and cry out for mercy and forgiveness. True repentance comes from God as He gives it to His true sheep.
    T.T. is airing out his dirty laundry when he and his wife should be on their faces crying out and seeking God. Then, he needs to do like the rest of us have to do – get a J-O-B. These pastors who expect their congregations to support them is beyond ridiculous. The first church never did such a thing, those who had would sell off their goods and then laid the money at the feet of the Apostles, who distributed to the poor within the body of Christ. Today’s ‘pastors’ have made a mockery of what it truly means to give as they hoard wealth for themselves. They insist you join a man-made denominational/non-denominational brick and mortar building and tell you that you must be a member – where is scriptural support for any of this?! Like dumb sheep, many will join an earthly establishment, as though the Bible mandates such nonsense. They will give their money to support pastors who don’t work during the week; even the Apostle Paul worked with his own hands as to not be a burden. Few men today are even worthy to lace the Apostle’s shoes, let alone that of our Lord. Most have been churned out of some seminary in cookie cutter fashion and see their preaching as a ‘career’ and not a true calling by God. If they were truly called by God, they’d ditch seminary altogether and go into the wilderness to be alone with and taught by God.
    T.T. is a disgrace to the title of elder/pastor/preacher – he truly needs to leave the limelight.

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