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Tullian Tchividjian On Finding Grace After Your Life Has Been Destroyed | GOF77

Tullian Tchividjian On Finding Grace After Your Life Has Been Destroyed | GOF77

Should we Evangelicals forgive Tullian Tchividjian? If you have any real understanding of how grace works, then the answer, of course, is “yes.” But when public figures break our trust by acting in ways contrary to their public persona, it is tough to find that requisite forgiveness we all are supposed to grant. I understand. So did Absalom — King David’s son who could never forgive his father’s disgraces. But Jesus calls us to do just that, to forgive those who hurt us. In a candid interview, Tullian opens up his heart revealing his ongoing struggles with guilt and shame tied to the impact it had on his children. He shares his desperate need for God’s grace and how the Father’s “One Way Love” is now more important to him than ever before.

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GOF77 | Finding Redemption After Your Life Has Been Destroyed with Tullian Tchividjian

by Dr. Jonathan G. Smith with Tullian Tchividjian | Season 2

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This Episode’s Topic:

To better understand why this issue matters, far to often we Evangelicals shoot our wounded. Rather than extending God’s grace into desperate brokenness, we instinctively pull back leaving the broken person isolated from the rest of us. When I first noticed Tullian’s blog, I was proud to see a very different Tullian than what I knew years ago. Today Tullian has learned to drink deeply from the fountain of God’s grace and is now sharing this precious truth with others.

Resources Mentioned

Here is a list of Tullian’s works mentioned in the interview introduction

One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World

Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free

Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different

Interview Disclaimer: There is a tendency to equate Tullian with sociopathic personalities. That is radically unfair. Public figures who go through devastating public failures experience something most of us do not, radical ostracization. That can bring out the worst in people leading to very poor choices and behavior. Genuine remorse is often discounted or even marginalized. That is unfair, unGodly, and unbiblical. Learning how to restore men and women like Tullian in the church is a great challenge for the 21st century.

To learn more about sociopathic personalities, please see Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

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Jonathan G. Smith

Jonathan is a podcast enthusiast who has been creating digital content for seven years. His passion is to see people making the most out of life. He is the senior minister of Redeemer Anglican Church of Orlando Fl. When he is not busy being a husband and dad, you find him at the gym, running in his neighborhood, or making seriously killer BBQ.

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