Jonathan Leeman

Episode 143: On Lay Elders, Part 1 (with Klon Kitchen)

By J. Leeman, K. Kitchen, M. Dever | 09.15.2020

Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?

What’s the “Separation of Church and State”?

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.11.2020

How should Americans in general and Christians in particular understand what the “separation of church and state” means? Jonathan Leeman explains.

Episode 142: On Preparing for the Next Guy

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.08.2020

Pastor, unless Jesus comes back before you get a new job, then your church will have another pastor—and at least one of your jobs as the current pastor is to prepare your church for the next guy.

How Do We Vote? (Part 2): Know WHY a Government Does What It Does

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.03.2020

Jonathan Leeman explains how good government helps people to hear the gospel.

How Do We Vote (Part 1): Know What a Government Should Do

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.02.2020

Jonathan Leeman chats about what the Noahic covenant teaches us about biblical justice.

Journal Talk, Episode 5: What “Able to Teach” Means and Doesn’t Mean (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 08.25.2020

When Paul says pastors must be “apt to teach,” what does he mean? That they must be really, really good preachers? That they must be able to draw a crowd?

Journal Talk, Episode 4: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid Them

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.20.2020

Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast. How do we manage all these diverse callings?

Journal Talk, Episode 3: What to Remember When It’s Going Well—And When It’s Going Poorly

By J. Leeman, R. Ortlund | 08.18.2020

In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Ray Ortlund about what pastors need to remember when things are going well, what they need to remember when things are going poorly, and how he stays so “stinkin’ joyful.”

Journal Talk, Episode 2: Why Should Pastors Care about Their Holiness?

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.13.2020

In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article, and why pastors of all people must care about their personal holiness.

Journal Talk, Episode 1: Be Generous—Give People and Money

By J. Leeman, P. Martin | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.11.2020

Churches ought to be generous with their people and their money. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Paul Martin about this vital principle of shepherding.

Further Reflections on Recent Conversations about Christian Freedom

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.27.2020

Why would 9Marks feel compelled to respond to Grace Community Church’s elders and raise these points right now?

Episode 140: A Conversation about Grace Community Church’s Statement on Civil Disobedience

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.26.2020

Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.

A Time for Civil Disobedience? A Response to Grace Community Church’s Elders

By Jonathan Leeman | 07.25.2020

Before your church follows John MacArthur’s Grace Community Church and begins to gather in defiance of governmental orders this Sunday, I’d like to suggest that civil disobedience may not be the only legitimate or moral course of action at this moment. 

Episode 139: Remembering J. I. Packer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.22.2020

Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer. 

Episode 138: On What if I Don’t Desire to Pray (with John Onwuchekwa)

By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.21.2020

As Christians, we know we should pray. But too often, we fail to because we simply don’t desire to.