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Tullian Tchividjian Christian Blog and Commentary

Gospel-Centered Leadership

  • Tullian Tchividjian
    William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A Florida native, Tullian is also the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. A graduate of Columbia International University (philosophy) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div.), Tullian has authored a number of books including Jesus + Nothing = Everything (Crossway). He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S., and his sermons are broadcast daily on the radio program LIBERATE. As a respected pastor, author, and speaker, Tullian is singularly and passionately devoted to seeing people set free by the radical, amazing power of God's grace. When he is not reading, studying, preaching, or writing, Tullian enjoys being with people and relaxing with his wife, Kim, and their three children—Gabe, Nate, and Genna. He loves the beach, loves to exercise, and when he has time, he loves to surf.
  • 2010 Oct 12
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In the June 2009 issue of Tabletalk my friend Scotty Smith wrote an article to young Christian leaders exhorting them to be gospel-centered in their various roles. Reflecting on mistakes he's made and lessons he's learned over a 30 year span of fruitful ministry, he outlines his exhortation under three headings:

  1. Gospel astonishment versus theological cockiness
  2. Chief repenter versus former sinner
  3. Preaching Christ to yourself versus preaching yourself

Scotty's timeless cry for "an emerging generation of leaders who will live and lead as genuinely as [the apostle]Paul" is painfully helpful, not only for young Christian leaders but for all Christians everywhere.

You can read the whole thing here. Please do!