Tullian Tchividjian and Mark Driscoll are Baaaack

Mark Driscoll, Tullian Tchividjian, Spiritual abuse, clergy sexual misconduct

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Tullian Tchividjian and Mark Driscoll are Baaaack

Today was a really difficult day with the shootings in Las Vegas. As of this writing, 59 people have died, and over 500 injured. What a horrible, senseless tragedy, with so many people harmed. As I was reeling from that news, I learned that Tullian Tchividjian and Mark Driscoll are back: Tullian, with a new website here; and Mark Driscoll, with a new blog on Patheos, here.

As my head was spinning with the thought that many lost loved ones today, it dawned on me that there have also been casualties with the “ministries” of these two men, not physical deaths, but emotional and spiritual deaths. In both cases, I know of people who have abandoned their faith. And many are still suffering from the effects of spiritual abuse.

But here they are again, Mark Driscoll already started his new church, but he is now putting himself more in the spotlight with his new blog. And Tullian . . . starting a new website and blogging . . . so soon????  Unreal. I have no words.

 

Here is the Facebook post from his wife, Stacie, announcing his new gig:

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And here’s Mark Driscoll:

 

We’ll have more to come on Tullian. Ugh!

 

 

155 comments on “Tullian Tchividjian and Mark Driscoll are Baaaack

  1. I agree that we should pray for the people that got hurt in all these situations. Tullian admitted the hurt he caused. I don’t understand how his testimony couldn’t help someone that’s hurting or blown it all. That God’s grace can meet then right where they’re at. It doesn’t mean that repentance shouldn’t follow. He’s just coming out saying God’s meeting him where he’s at in his ruin. I’m tired of all this bashing. Why don’t we pray that their repentance is genuine and let whether it’s genuine or not be between them and God? Let’s stop trying to decide what we think their fate should be.

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  2. Tullian admitted the hurt he caused.

    Sure, in the vaguest possible terms. Not impressed.

    I don’t understand how his testimony couldn’t help someone that’s hurting or blown it all.

    Because Tullian isn’t “hurting”. He’s remarried to a sweet young thing, living in a swanky part of Houston, and on the comeback trail. He’s even suckered a new pastor into trusting and supporting him. How does this qualify as “hurting” by any definition?

    Why don’t we pray that their repentance is genuine and let whether it’s genuine or not be between them and God?

    Because Tullian insists on being in the spotlight. If he’s going to put himself and his words out in public, then the public gets to judge whether his repentance is genuine.

    For that matter, I’ve yet to hear any news of him apologizing to Julie Anne for calling her filthy names, and for instructing his loyal followers to attack her online. Wouldn’t that be considered a sign of repentance?

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  3. Tullian admitted the hurt he caused.
    SKIJ-Sure, in the vaguest possible terms. Not impressed.

    Also…He only admitted after he got caught. Multiple times. You don’t get points for that!!

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  4. Tullian is disqualified from ministry. This is not being mean, it is a Scriptural fact. His adultery, betrayal of his former church, his unscriptural remarriage, his lies, his reluctance to be straightforward in his confession and repentance, his using the Gospel as a justification for ongoing sin, and his not taking any steps to be reconciled to his former church. I think those who continue to defend Tullian need to remember how he lied while writing books and speaking at his conferences. For those whose who have not done so, please read the letter calling Tullian to repentance that is signed by David Tripp and Elyse Fitzpatrick. Tullian needs to stop causing division by seeking to return to public ministry. He should face everyone he betrayed and get a job and go to church. There is really nothing else he can do. My concern is he will use his lies and adultery to write a book and return to the speaking circuit. Unfortunately, there are many Christians that he can continue to hoodwink.

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