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Tullian Tchividjian and the Scandal of Grace

24/06/2015

A wise and balanced perspective on Tullian Tchividjian.

Modern Marburg

If you haven’t heard the news yet, last Sunday (6-21-15) Tullian Tchividjian officially resigned as the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, after announcing he engaged in an extramarital affair. I must admit that I was shocked and deeply saddened by the news. In the few days since the news first broke, the blogosphere has been flooded with posts examining various factors which may have contributed to Tullian’s moral failure. Doubtlessly, there were many factors involved. For instance, Tullian (to his discredit) was all too quick to point out that his wife’s martial infidelity played a role in his own affair (see his statement to the Washington Post). Also, those who claim that Tullian is both an Antinomian and Law/Gospel Reductionist (a claim I am not convinced of) are saying that his theological error led to his moral failure. Others have pointed out that the “celebrity pastor” model is intrinsically…

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