Ravaged for Us
Tullian TchividjianWilliam 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.
- 2009 Nov 05
David Garner is the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. His blurb for Tim Keller's newest book Counterfeit Gods helped me today:
"Combining biblical theology with experienced surgery on the soul over the years in modern Manhattan, Pastor Tim Keller performs an M.R.I. of our hearts and graphically exposes its results… Read this volume, but only if you dare submit your heart to the surgical probe of the Gospel…"
"And like any good surgeon, Keller doesn't leave us merely exposed, but compellingly points us to the cure: the One exposed, ravaged, ruined and resurrected for us."
To think of Jesus as "the One exposed, ravaged, ruined, and resurrected for us" is the great gospel-soaked reminder I needed this morning.
"In my place condemned He stood and sealed my pardon with His blood, hallelujah what a Savior!"