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Tullian Tchividjian Christian Blog and Commentary

Unfashionable Parenting

  • 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.
  • 2009 Jan 04
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This Sunday at New City I’m beginning a new series to start the year entitled “The Make-Up of an Unfashionable Church.” I’ll be taking six weeks to define who we are, why we do what we do, and where we’re going. Even though every sermon I preach is informed by our mission as a local church, at the beginning of every year I take a few weeks to lay things out explicitly. I’m really looking forward to preaching this series. 

As I was sharing what I was going to preach with my music director, Brandon Wells, he went looking for some appropriate quotes and meditations on what it means to be morally, spiritually, and intellectually unfashionable. Even though I won’t be addressing this issue specifically, he found and passed along this short piece by J.C. Ryle on parenting which demonstrates how Christian parents make a difference by raising their kids differently. As is the case with everything Bishop Ryle ever wrote, this piece is excellent–and I just had to pass it on to you! 

You can read the whole thing here.