Tullian Tchividian is asking folks to pray this weekend for the near merger of his young church, New City, with the venerable Coral Ridge community once pastored by D. James Kennedy. On the face of it, this seems like a difficult merger to pull off, but Tullian reports that the leaders of both churches are united in believing that God is bringing them together.
I like Tullian a lot. I spent some quality time with him when I spoke on Christian worldview at his church’s men’s retreat last September, and I’m hoping to do so again next month when I do the same material for his church’s women’s retreat.
You can follow the lastest on Tullian’s blog (located on my blogroll), but the only thing left is for Tullian to preach at Coral Ridge this Sunday and then wait for their vote. I told him that if he puts any stock in fleeces, then he should pull out one of his worst sermons and see what happens.
This is a significant development for South Florida and for evangelicalism as a whole. Tullian is one of the joyful “new calvinists” and is poised to make important contributions to the church of Jesus Christ. So please pray for him and both churches this weekend and that he doesn’t take my advice.