Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church chooses pastor

Officials at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church on Sunday announced their choice for their next pastor: a grandson of Billy Graham with a taste for surfing, pop music and powerful preaching. Full Story
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Tom Joiner

Baltimore, MD

#4 Jan 19, 2009
First it's Obomber, then it's DTV, now it's Tchividjian. Plenty of change.
Will they ever learn

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#5 Jan 19, 2009
I pray that he will help this congregation to put on less of the "frozen chosen" air that is so rife in the Presbyterian denomination. Christianity is a lifestyle; one not constituted by "grunts and groans," but winsomeness and grace.
CHUCK

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#6 Jan 19, 2009
Wow, it sure is appalling how any article about a pastor, church or Christianity brings out the hateful amoung us. If you choose not to believe then just ignore those that do, why the vitriole?
Madden

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Jan 19, 2009
why is this news wrote:
who cares...! is the sun sentinel going to start writing about every time there is a leadership change in every cult in south florida?
The philanthropy alone that comes out of this church is news alone. Add in the missions, the school they run (Westminster Academy), and the sizable congregation, and you have something that is newsworthy. Don't forget, they were on national television for decades as well. If that isn't news, I don't know what is.
Madden

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jan 19, 2009
Will they ever learn wrote:
I pray that he will help this congregation to put on less of the "frozen chosen" air that is so rife in the Presbyterian denomination. Christianity is a lifestyle; one not constituted by "grunts and groans," but winsomeness and grace.
Very good point. No doubt that this family fits that "relationship" mold.
Dryback

Hollywood, FL

#12 Jan 19, 2009
CHUCK wrote:
Wow, it sure is appalling how any article about a pastor, church or Christianity brings out the hateful amoung us. If you choose not to believe then just ignore those that do, why the vitriole?
Some of us just can't stand blatantly stupid people who are making the world a worse place to live in.
DOTHERIGHTTHING

Pompano Beach, FL

#14 Jan 19, 2009
great idea , but the name of the person would be nice? maby now they will preach the word ,[bible] rather than d.j. kennedys ranting's ,thats why i left 20 years ago,and now attend a spirt feeled church .

Since: Jan 08

Detroit, MI

#16 Jan 19, 2009
"....He rebelled in younger years sinking into South Florida's "pleasure-saturated culture,..."

Oh great, hide your children....he'll be in choirboys' pants within the first week.
Doug Rasku

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jan 19, 2009
Go Tullian! That is awesome news for Coral Ridge and Westminster Academy.
grampa

West Palm Beach, FL

#18 Jan 19, 2009
CHUCK wrote:
Wow, it sure is appalling how any article about a pastor, church or Christianity brings out the hateful amoung us. If you choose not to believe then just ignore those that do, why the vitriole?
They started it

Since: Aug 08

AOL

#19 Jan 19, 2009
CRPC's Sunday attendance has dwindled; ever since SOME people have woken up to reality! Praise GOD! "Hate" is NOT a Christian Value!
I hope Pastor Graham WILL move CRPC into the 21st Century: love towards ALL people no matter their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or status in life. TRUE CHRISTIANITY - as IS stated in the Bible!- consists of understanding each other. NOT outright hatred for those who don't fit the Immoral Ridge Church's definition of Christianity! WE are ALL God's children, not just those with psychological problems at CRPC.

Since: Aug 08

AOL

#20 Jan 19, 2009
DOTHERIGHTTHING wrote:
great idea , but the name of the person would be nice? maby now they will preach the word ,[bible] rather than d.j. kennedys ranting's ,thats why i left 20 years ago,and now attend a spirt feeled church .
I was moved to read your message. I am GLAD you included the word "spirit-filled" to decribe the church you currently attend. Spirituality IS important for ANY well-meaning religious organization to exist in a healthy way. Gid Bless you on your evolution!
Former Member

Schertz, TX

#21 Jan 19, 2009
HurricaneDavid90 wrote:
CRPC's Sunday attendance has dwindled; ever since SOME people have woken up to reality! Praise GOD! "Hate" is NOT a Christian Value!
I hope Pastor Graham WILL move CRPC into the 21st Century: love towards ALL people no matter their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or status in life. TRUE CHRISTIANITY - as IS stated in the Bible!- consists of understanding each other. NOT outright hatred for those who don't fit the Immoral Ridge Church's definition of Christianity! WE are ALL God's children, not just those with psychological problems at CRPC.
If he learned from his Grandpa he won't. Billy Graham believed that Jews were running the media and urged President Nixon for help in combating it (in secret tapes released to the public years later). Graham made no apology for his remarks, but said they were "taken out of context" which is just laughable. It revealed who Billy Graham really was and it wasn't pretty. Coral Ridge has sunken into a battle against homosexuality that diverted it from its previous message of evangelilsm and education. Kennedy took them to all time lows in his attacks and intolerance. A lot of the people who attend there do it because it's fashionable to go to the palace on Federal Highway, and the showmanship of Kennedy and his crew. That's what grew the church in the first place. If you really want the message, go to a small church where you are more than just a face in the crowd. CRPC lost its way a long time ago when it aligned itself with Paul and Jan and the folks at Send Your Money Right Away Trinity Christian Television to get Kennedy's face on even more stations. It's pathetic.
Athanasius

Lake Worth, FL

#24 Jan 19, 2009
Former Member wrote:
I hope that he can get this church off the track of intolerance and division that it was following under Dr. Kennedy. But since his grandfather was an closeted anti-semetic bigot, it doesn't look very hopeful. Good luck CRPC...but I still won't be back.
We understand. Commuting from your home in Texas would be a long was long haul. And BTW, throwing rocks at Billy Graham just makes you look plain STOOPID.
HurricaneTwo

Tallahassee, FL

#25 Jan 19, 2009
HurricaneDavid90 -- cool your jets, man!

This is exciting news for this church & ministry. Rather than cut it down, help yourself by working on yourself and your attitude.
Brian C

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 Jan 19, 2009
I think it's a great choice I just hope and pray that he doesn't preach the hate that Kennedy preached for so many years
Stop the Hate and Lies

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#27 Jan 19, 2009
It would be nice to see this church turn away from its thousand year old rich attendees to people who think in a 2009 world. Acceptance of ALL people regardless of race, sexual orientation, disabilities, etc., etc., etc.

Doubt it will happen. Preaching hate IS NOT a Christian Value. Just ask Jesus.
Sdjfdruigfkuer

Key West, FL

#28 Jan 19, 2009
People are so ignorant.....People do not understand the first thing about Christianity or Tullian. Redemption is one of the key characteristics of Christianity. The Sun-Sentinel had to throw that in about Tullian's past. The media is so ridiculous. there is not one person or Christian for that matter who doesn't go through Redmeption. People should really sit through one of Tullian's sermons before they can even speak about him.
our town

Clearwater, FL

#29 Jan 19, 2009
Don't know anything more about him that the article tells us but it appears crpc needed a youthful insurgence. I have lived next to the church for 20 years and never saw Kenedy once. Maybe this guy will involve himself in the local community and just not be a television preacher

Since: Dec 08

Atlantic Beach, FL

#30 Jan 19, 2009
Where is the Negro leadership?

Jesus Christ was a Negro. Is that not good enough for the Coral Ridge faithful?

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