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Dangerous Calling: Why is Ministry Dangerous?

As a pastor, you're stepping into the middle of a war zone. It's a war for the Gospel, but it's not primarily a war that you fight for your people. It's a war that is fought on the turf of your own heart. As Paul David Tripp explains, there are a set of temptations that are unique to, and intensified by, local church ministry.

Scott Anderson of Desiring God interviews Paul Tripp about his latest book: ’A Dangerous Calling’. After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul reveals some serious dangers of pastoral ministry. In these interviews Scott and Paul discuss the spiritual life of the pastor and the community of people that trains, calls, relates to and restores him.

Length: 3mins

Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, event speaker, and a best-selling and award-winning author. With more than 30 books and video series on Christian living, Paul’s driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.

Throughout his life, Paul has planted a church, founded a Christian school, wrote worship songs and toured with a Christian band. He was a faculty member at the Christian Counselling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counselling at Westminster Theological Seminary, a Visiting Professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church.

Paul launched his own ministry in 2006: Paul Tripp Ministries, Inc.

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