Paul Tripp describes how pastors come to live the spiritual lives that pastors tell everyone else they should not live. …it is my grief to say that individualized, privatized Christianity still lives. Sadly, it lives in the lives and ministries of many pastors who have forged or been allowed to forge a life that is …

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Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. (Hebrews 3:12-13 ESV) …personal spiritual insight is …

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A great temptation in pastoral life is for the pastor to substitute themselves for God’s gracious Gospel power. At the Gospel Coalition, Paul Tripp writes about the fallacy of a practice of pastoral care which is at odds with pulpit ministry; one in which we functionally end up telling people what to do (problem solver …

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Anything by Paul Tripp is usually helpful and good. Dangerous Calling deals with pastoral ministry. The trailer is powerful. I hope (and expect) the book lives up to what’s promised. Dangerous Calling from Paul Tripp Ministries on Vimeo. Here’s an excerpt. Dangerous Calling Excerpt from Paul Tripp Ministries on Vimeo.