Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp


Just finished a new book by Paul Tripp entitled Dangerous Calling: Confronting the Unique Challenges of Pastoral Ministry. It challenged me, convicted me and also gave me fresh faith for pastoral ministry. I highly recommend it to any pastor, seminarian or church member who cares about his or her leaders. The following is a description of the book from Paul Tripp's website...

There's something very dangerous about pastoral culture...

After traveling the globe and speaking to thousands of churches worldwide, Paul Tripp has discovered a serious problem within pastoral culture.

He's not only concerned about the spiritual life of the pastor, but also with the very community of people that trains him, calls him, relates to him, and restores him if necessary.

Dangerous Calling reveals the truth that the culture surrounding our pastors is spiritually unhealthy - an environment that actively undermines the well-being and efficacy of our church leaders and thus the entire church body.

Here is material that both diagnoses and offers cures for issues that impact every member and church leader, and gives solid strategies for fighting the all-important war that rages in our churches today.

It's the most honest discussion of ministry you'll ever encounter.

Learn more about the book and the DVD course based on it here. Order the book here.


This is the very thing that, in the past, kept me from wanting to enter pastoral min. viz. seeing the abuse of shepherd by their own sheep. Guess that's what the 'rod' and the 'staff' are supposed to be for?

Thanks for sharing this Josh. I have never felt a desire for pastorship, although my degree is in Christian Theology (I'm a corporate trainer at a big company - didn't see that coming!). But my heart yearns for the broken cistern that is the Church today and I can not help but feel that pastoral culture is one piece to the puzzle.

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