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

A Hard Calling

Paul David Tripp and Dennis Rainey help pastors reflect and make sure ministry has not become more important than God or their families.

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Grace Filled Living

Grace-Filled Living

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.

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The Treasures Of Your Heart 2

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.

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The Treasures Of Your Heart 1

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.

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My Sweet Valentine

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.

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Heart Reflection

Heart Reflection

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.

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A Dangerous Calling

A Dangerous Calling

Paul David Tripp talks about the pitfalls unique to pastors and those in vocational ministry.

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Clearing Our Conscience

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.

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The Gospel Foundation For Discipline

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.

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The Real Root Of All Problems 2

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.

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