Focusing on Sin Never Works
By Tullian Tchivdijan
January 10, 2012
Tullian Tchividjian is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, a visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, and grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a bestselling author, most recently of Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free (David C. Cook), a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, and a popular conference speaker. Tullian and his family reside in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
I have a problem with “accountability groups.” You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones where you and a small group of “friends” arrange for a time each week to get together and pick each other apart—uncovering layer after layer after layer of sin? The ones where all parties involved believe the guiltier we feel, the more holy we are? The ones where you confess your sin to your friends, but it’s never enough?
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