Paul David Tripp and Dennis Rainey help pastors reflect and make sure ministry has not become more important than God or their families.
Paul David Tripp
Paul David Tripp is a pastor, author and conference speaker. He is the president of Paul Tripp Ministries and works to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This vision has led Paul to write 17 books on Christian living, produce 14 teaching series and travel around the world speaking at events. Paul’s driving passion is to help people understand how the gospel of Jesus Christ speaks with practical hope into all the things people experience in this broken world.
Paul was born in Toledo, Ohio, and his parents had recently come to faith in Christ and were very excited about parenting as believers. Even though the Tripp’s were committed to having daily family worship and attending church whenever the doors were open, Paul’s family was not without significant struggle. God used these experiences to build in Paul a desire to see the Gospel applied to the realities of life in a fallen world.
Paul attended Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University) and majored in Bible and Christian Education. He went on to receive his M.Div from the Reformed Episcopal Seminary and his D.Min in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary.
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 Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) for many years, a lecturer in Biblical Counseling 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. With a pastor’s heart for pastors, he is also the Executive Director of The Center for Pastoral Life and Care.
He lives in Philadelphia and is hopelessly in love with his wife, Luella. They have four grown children.
A Hard Calling
What is the difference between giving grace and giving in? Paul David Tripp, Tim Kimmel, Ron Deal, and Caleb Kaltenbach explain what grace is: in parenting, marriage, or relationships with a watching world.
A Treasure Problem
Most conflict is caused by misplaced desire. Paul David Tripp calls it a “treasure problem.” There’s something you treasure more than your spouse or God.
Reframing Your Conflict
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. That also applies in marriage. Paul David Tripp challenges husbands and wives to reframe their conflict and identify where their treasure is misplaced.
My Sweet Valentine
Valentine’s Day is coming. We’ll take a look at bad Valentine gifts, the strange history behind the holiday, and the true meaning of love and marriage. Hear from Ken and Nook Tuttle, Hugh Duncan, Voddie Baucham, and Paul David Tripp.
An idol is anything that takes the place of God in your heart. Paul David Tripp, Kyle Idleman, Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Gloria Furman unearth some common, well concealed idols in our lives.
A Dangerous Calling
Paul David Tripp talks about the pitfalls unique to pastors and those in vocational ministry.
Clearing Our Conscience
Discover the value of living in the freedom of a clear conscience with God and others. Our guests, Erwin Lutzer, Eric Mason, Chris and Cindy Beall, and Paul David Tripp offer biblical insight and heartfelt transparency.
The Gospel Foundation for Discipline
Brian Housman, Paul David Tripp, and Emily Colson give biblical perspective on parenting your child’s heart, to help see past the bad behavior.
My Biggest Problem Is Me
You don’t first fix marriages horizontally, you fix them first vertically, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It’s disastrous if we forget the Gospel in our marriges.