Dangerous Calling - A Review

Article by   April 2015
I have been the Pastor of the same congregation for 12 years. I enjoy it. I mean, I really enjoy it. There is no other job I would want to do. It has been a privilege. My eldest brother Dave works in the manufacturing industry. He's a better preacher than myself and my other brother Steve, who is a Baptist minister. He's certainly more pastoral and gentle than I am. Dave leaves the house each day just before 7am and he's rarely home before 7.30pm. He was made redundant 10 years ago and, because of the nature of the industry, his work is nearly always precarious. For 3 years he had to work in Holland most weeks which meant being away from his family. continue

As I was saying about myself...

I profited from Paul Levy's review of Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp (Carl Trueman today called it a "penetrating review"). In the review Levy makes the following point:"The memorable if somewhat ironic statement 'The bottom line is this: proud people...
Posted April 17, 2015 @ 10:25 PM by Mark Jones

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Posted April 17, 2015 @ 10:57 AM by Jeremy Walker

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Posted April 16, 2015 @ 8:07 PM by Rick Phillips

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Posted April 13, 2015 @ 11:33 PM by Mark Jones

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Posted April 10, 2015 @ 11:02 AM by Paul Levy
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