Tullian Tchividjian says that the statement published by founders Keller and Carson on The Gospel Coalition’s website concerning a meeting in Florida between him and TGC Executive Director Ben Peays is “misleading.”
“The way the statement read, it was as if [Peays] came down to Fort Lauderdale to talk with me on behalf of the coalition regarding the theological issue that they were having with me. That is categorically false,” Tchividjian, who is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida, told The Christian Post.
According to Tchividjian, Peays flew down to Florida to help with his new ministry, Liberate. While the two dialogued about removing Tchividjian’s content from TGC’s website, “it was never ever insinuated that that’s what The Gospel Coalition wanted.”
“To cover themselves so they would not look like bullies, they took a trip that Ben took two months ago, turned that trip and made it look like The Gospel Coalition sent him down to cover these concerns – and that’s just a flat-out lie. That’s a lie,” said Tchividjian. “It just calls into question their integrity. Why would they spin it that way? Why did they say it that way?”
Tchividjian had announced on Tuesday that while he had hoped to keep his content on TGC’s website until August, the organization insisted on its immediate removal. He stated that he was “shocked and disappointed” by the news, citing he believed the decision was due to “some theological, some personal” reasons on the part of several staff members at TGC.
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SOURCE: Gospel Herald
Leah Marianne Klett