Posts made in June, 2013

Let’s Remember Why

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People     “The ultimate purpose of the Word of God is not theological information but heart and life transformation. Biblical literacy and theological expertise are not, therefore, the end of the Word but a God-ordained means to an end, and the end is radically transformed life because the worship at the center of that life has been reclaimed. This means it is dangerous to teach, discuss, and exegete the Word without this goal in view” (Paul David Tripp in Dangerous Calling,...

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The Necessary Art of “Being”

Posted by on Jun 17, 2013 in Neale Davis | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People “Bad things can happen when maturity is more defined by knowing than it is by being. Danger is afloat when you come to love the ideas more than the God whom they represent and the people they are meant to free.” Page 42.                                                         It seems like every car owner hates to see the “service engine” light come on their car. It’s one of those annoying parts of life that we have to accept.  But we don’t...

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What I Do Does Not Define Me

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Omar King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People                                   “All of these led to one hope, one dream: getting out.  At first it scared him to think of such a thing, but he couldn’t seem to stop.  More and more he got comfortable with the fantasies of doing something else.” (p. 39) All of the previous signs we’ve looked at of a pastor losing his way has culminated to this—abandoning ship.  While tragic I would agree with Dr. Tripp that it is not atypical or surprising that a...

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Is the Grass Really Greener?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Kathy King | 0 comments

Counselors Reflect on Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp A Series to Care for the Care Takers of God’s People   The English language holds within it many different idiomatic expressions. Many expressions like “It’s raining cats and dogs,” “where the rubber meets the road,” and “throw the baby out with the bathwater” are just a few phrases that might scrunch up a non-English-speaking person’s face with confusion. One particular phrase sums up the ninth danger of a pastor losing his way: “The Grass is Greener on the Other Side.” Tripp notes, “Giving way to fantasies...

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