Billy Graham's Grandson Tullian Tchividjian Says He's Sorry for Gospel Coalition Remarks

Tullian Tchividjian
Tullian Tchividjian (Facebook)
Tullian Tchividjian has publicly apologized on his blog for comments made both in private and in public regarding the Gospel Coalition controversy.

In the apology, Tchividjian expresses regret over feeling the need to defend himself, characterizing himself as an "emotional guide."

Tchividjian specifically apologized for negative comments about Tim Keller:

I want everyone to know just how much I absolutely love and adore my friend, Tim Keller. Tim is traveling but we've been in touch and are planning to talk this upcoming week. We are both committed to one another and the friendship we've enjoyed for many years.

Tchividjian also used the confession of his own guilt to shift focus to the forgiveness of God through Christ:

The saddest thing about all of this is that, because of the public visibility of those involved, this conflict gained a lot of attention. The reason this grieves me so deeply is because the Bible says God wants the way Christians love one another to be a visual model of the way God loves us. He wants us, in other words, to live our lives together in such a way that we demonstrate the good news of reconciliation before the watching world. He wants us to be loving and patient and forbearing and deferential to each other. "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you" (Ephesians 4:32). I'm guilty—we're all guilty—of saying things and thinking things and doing things and failing to say, think and do things that exhibit the kind of treatment we've received in the person and work of Jesus—"While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

You can read Tchividjian's full post here.

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