The Power of Purity Podcast, Episode 137 - Tullian Tchividjian - Part 1

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William Graham Tullian Tchividjian... as Billy Graham's grandson... was born into a family of "Christian Royalty".  But despite this fact... he dropped out of high school during a period of rebellion... and sank deeply into South Florida's "pleasure-saturated culture".  At the age of 21 he came to personal faith in Jesus and began to truly serve God for the first time in his life.

After earning an M.Div. degree at Reformed Theological Seminary... he was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in American (PCA)... founded his own successful and growing church near Ft. Lauderdale Florida (New City Presbyterian Church) and eventually merged with what had been one of the largest and most respected churches in America - Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. 

At this time Tullian became a "celebrity pastor"... a sought after public speaker... and the author of numerous popular books including...

  • One Way Love

  • It Is Finished

  • Jesus + Nothing = Everything

  • Surprised By Grace

  • The Kingdom of God

  • Glorious Ruin – How Suffering Sets You Free

Then in 2015.. after serving as the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge for seven years (2009 - 2015)... Tullian's life came crashing down after allegations emerged of an extramarital affair... the first of more than one to which he would admit.

As a result of these events... Tullian lost his wife... his marriage... his family... his church... his ministry... his job... his reputation... and in the darkest of days he despaired of life itself and literally contemplated suicide.

In a mystery... it was during these darkest and hardest days of his life that Tullian came to understand the graceand forgivenessof God in a deeper way than he had ever known before.

Be blessed and encouraged as you hear this amazing story... and realize that the same mercy that's rescuing this deeply broken man is also available to you and me!

Welcome to Tullian's story! 

Posted on September 10, 2018 .