Today’s conversation is extremely timely! This week, evangelist Billy Graham passed away at 99 years old. His influence can be seen throughout America. On this episode of the Born to Be podcast, Daron and Ryan talk to Billy Graham’s grandson, Tullian Tchividjian (yes, that’s correct. I checked the spelling three times!)
Tullian isn’t your average pastor. He has experienced extreme loss and failure. This is a powerfully raw conversation, where Tullian opens up about his divorce and infidelity, as well as his misunderstanding of his own identity. Ultimately, it all comes down to the power of God’s grace in our lives, and Tullian has spent the past three years of his life diving into this grace.
A grandson of (Evangelist) Billy and Ruth Graham, Tullian was the Founding Pastor of the former New City Church (in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) which merged with the historic Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in 2009. He served there as Senior Pastor until June 2015.
During his time at Coral Ridge, Tullian founded LIBERATE—a ministry that sought to “connect God’s inexhaustible grace to an exhausted world” through annual conferences (2011–2015), training, book and music publishing, daily blog posts, a daily radio program, and a weekly TV broadcast.
Tullian Tchividjian has written several best selling books, including Jesus + Nothing = Everything which won Christianity Today’s Book of the Year in 2011.
Quotes and Notes from today’s episode:
- “The purpose behind the suffering you are going through is to kick you into a new freedom from false definitions of who you are.”
- “The world isn’t scandalized by our freedom, but by our fakeness.”
- “It’s when we are at the bottom, on our back, is when God shows us something about who we are and Who He is.”
- Follow on social @TullianT
- Visit https://www.tullian.net/
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