Helm, Paul

The Callings - The Gospel in the World



The Callings - The Gospel in the World

Book Description:

The Christian life begins when we hear and respond to the 'call' of Jesus Christ. Like the first disciples, we must 'leave everything' in order to follow him.

But does this mean we must enter what is often called 'full-time Christian service'? How can we devote ourselves to witnessing to Jesus Christ if we spend so much time and energy doing an 'ordinary' job?

Paul Helm believes that many Christians' lives have been harmed by thinking that the only worthwhile way to lives is in some kind of 'Christian' career. In fact, God 'calls' the vast majority of Christians to serve him where they are, on the factory floor, in the office, behind the counter or at the check out desk.

The Callings shows that instead of dividing life into 'spiritual' and 'secular' compartments, every moment of it can be lived fully to the glory of God.


Paul Helm was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He taught philosophy at the University of Liverpool, and was appointed to the Chair of the History and Philosophy of Religion, King's College, London, in 1993. He was the J. I. Packer Chair of Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, from 2001 to 2005, when he was appointed a Teaching Fellow.
His interests include all aspects of philosophical theology and Reformed theology, especially John Calvin, and issues in theological method. He publishes online at his blog 'Helm's Deep'. He is married to Angela and they have five children.
Paul Helm is the author of the Trust's titles, Beginnings, The Callings, The Last Things, and Calvin and the Calvinists.

Additional Information:

Number of Pages:152
Publisher:Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date:1987