After Admitting to Affair, Tullian Tchividjian Tweets Electronic Dance Music Video of Christina Aguilera’s “Say Something”

Tullian Tchividjian
Tullian Tchividjian

Tullian Tchividjian, a grandson of prominent evangelical preacher Billy Graham, who resigned as lead pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida after confessing to an “inappropriate” relationship with a friend after he discovered his wife was having an affair, appears to be finding solace in electronic dance music.

“I resigned from my position at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church today due to ongoing marital issues. As many of you know, I returned from a trip a few months back and discovered that my wife was having an affair. Heartbroken and devastated, I informed our church leadership and requested a sabbatical to focus exclusively on my marriage and family,” Tchividjian, 42, explained in a statement to The Washington Post Sunday.

 

“As her affair continued, we separated. Sadly and embarrassingly, I subsequently sought comfort in a friend and developed an inappropriate relationship myself. Last week I was approached by our church leaders and they asked me about my own affair. I admitted to it and it was decided that the best course of action would be for me to resign,” the statement continued.

As that week of turmoil and transition wore on for Tchividjian, who was married by his grandfather, he tweeted several electronic dance music videos, including an EDM version of “Say Something” by musical duo A Great Big World and popular singer Christina Aguilera prior to the announcement of his resignation.

“Say Something” was written at a time when both members of A Great Big World were experiencing individual heartbreak, according to Billboard, and writing the song was part of the healing process.

Not everyone approved of his promotion of electronic dance music, however, and it appeared to have struck a nerve with the former Coral Ridge pastor who retweeted a reaction from blogger Collin Coats.

“Some guys at Grace To You ministries wrote this medium size blog critiquing Tullian, Elyse and David. I think they put too much effort into it. If I want to say Tullian, or anyone else, is an antinomian, I would find a quote like this: ‘My name is Tullian Tchividjian. I am into EDM but don’t hate me for it [this claim is optional and not necessary to make your case]. I am against the law. I am against the law having any role in the Christian life. It does not guide me. It is not helpful in any way. God no longer cares about right and wrong, good and evil, righteousness and sin, all because of the Gospel,” wrote Coats in a June 17 blog in which he said his words were “sarcastic,” as “Tchividjian is not antinomian.”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Leonardo Blair

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