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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:19 PM

FL Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse Says He's Ready To Preach Again

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of the famous late American evangelist Billy Graham, was booted from positions at two Florida churches for sexual misconduct in 2015 and 2016 ― including a relationship that the woman he was involved with describes as sexual abuse.

But despite his past, Tchividjian insists that because of God’s grace, he’s now rehabilitated enough to return to the pulpit and lead a congregation. Tchividjian has started The Sanctuary, a new, nondenominational church that seeks to be a “judgment-free zone where people can come as they are, not as they should be.” The pastor is insisting that his murky past is precisely what makes him qualified to minister to “broken” people.

In a recent podcast with the theologian R.C. Sproul Jr., Tchividjian compared his aptitude for the job to how Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are run by former alcoholics. “The best person to reach someone who is crashing and burning is someone who has crashed and burned themselves,” he said.

But some Christian sexual abuse survivors and advocates aren’t so sure that Tchividjian is fit to lead a congregation. He hasn’t demonstrated that he understands the nature of sexual abuse, they say, and is misusing Christian teachings about grace to give himself a pass.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tullian-tchividjian-church-abuse_n_5d76a2c3e4b0752102311046

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:23 PM

1. Preach what?

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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:27 PM

2. "Hmmm, let's see ... It's either go back to grifting or get a real job."



"Praise Chayssus! I'm cured!"

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