Jonathan Leeman

On Membership Interviews (Pastors Talk, Ep. 168)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.20.2021

Why should pastors meet with prospective church members? What should they talk about when they do?

Episode 167: On Deacons (with Matt Smethurst)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 04.13.2021

What does the Bible say about deacons? How are they different than elders? Should they balance the authority of the elders?

Episode 166: On How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church (with Keri Folmar)

By J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 04.06.2021

Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?

Episode 165: On Overview Sermons

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.30.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the value of preaching big chunks of texts, including whole books in one sermon.

How to Build Up Your Church: A Guidebook for Members

March 2021
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On Pastoral Sabbaticals (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 164

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.16.2021

Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?

Episode 163: On Paying Pastors (with Jamie Dunlop)

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.09.2021

How much should churches pay their pastors? How can they even find the answer to that question? Should a pastor ever ask for a raise?

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop about these questions.

Not Gathering with the Church Hurts You Spiritually

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.05.2021

Pandemic-weary pastor, gently encourage your pandemic-weary congregation to gather as soon as they can.

On Firing Church Staff (Pastors Talk, Ep. 162)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.02.2021

Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.

On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.

Understanding the Congregation’s Authority

By Jonathan Leeman

Congregational authority is less about the meetings and more about the mission. Congregationalism has a bad rap for well-known reasons: inefficient meetings, upstart members, browbeaten ministers. But biblical congregationalism isn’t … keep reading…

Understanding Church Discipline

By Jonathan Leeman

Should we actually practice church discipline today? Is it unloving? Once an ordinary part of church life, churches gradually stopped practicing church discipline in the 20th century. But Jesus commands … keep reading…

On Earth as in Heaven: A (Very) Brief Biblical Theology of Heaven (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 02.18.2021

Have you every wondered how the concept of heaven fits into the entire biblical storyline? Check out this conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Sam Emadi.

On Raising Up Elders in a Growing Church (Pastors Talk, Ep. 160)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.16.2021

In a growing church, nominating elders can be hard. After all, people might not know the man. They might never have heard him teach. So what’s a church to do?

Heavenly Helps for Pastoral Problems (with Mark Redfern)

By J. Leeman, M. Redfern | 02.15.2021

If you read through the pastoral epistles, you’ll notice how often Paul encourages Timothy and Titus with the hope of heaven. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Mark Redfern about this. … keep reading…