Jonathan Leeman

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching? (with Geoff Chang)

By G. Chang, J. Leeman | 10.19.2020

Follow the Journal Talk podcast on iTunes & Spotify. SHOW NOTES: Article: How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?, by Alex DiPrima & Geoff Chang Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil Youtube Spreaker Download MP3

Reflecting on the Growth of Conspiracy Theories Among Christians (with Dan Darling)

By D. Darling, J. Leeman | 10.19.2020

Belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise, particularly among Christians. Why is this the case? What, if anything, should pastors do about it?

God’s Righteousness and Our Injustice

By Jonathan Leeman | 10.17.2020

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Episode 147: On the Appeal and the Errors of Theonomy (with T. David Gordon)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. David Gordon | 10.12.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors of theonomy. They also consider why might it be appealing to certain Christians in our day and what pastors should do about it.

Episode 146: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 2)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.06.2020

Mark and Jonathan chart about the new 9Marks Journal: Pastoring through Political Turmoil.

The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love

By Jonathan Leeman

Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline When the world speaks of “love,” it often means unconditional acceptance. Many churches have adopted this mind-set in their practice of membership and discipline–if they have not done away with such structures entirely. “Yet God’s love and God’s gospel are different than what the world expects,” writes […]

Episode 145: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 1)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how pastors can prepare their people for a tough political season.

What Makes a Vote Moral or Immoral? The Ethics of Voting

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

When I refer to the ethics of voting, I mean I’m interested in what makes a vote sinful or permissible. I’m not asking what makes a vote good or wise.

13 Principles for Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.

Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

September 2020
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The Church & the Individual Christian Have Different—But Related—Jobs

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.25.2020

When we think about the relationship between politics and the church, we need to remember that the church and the individual Christian have different jobs and different responsibilities.

Episode 144: On Lay Elders, Part 2 (with Klon Kitchen)

By J. Leeman, K. Kitchen, M. Dever | 09.22.2020

How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?

Put Your Hope in Your Church, Not Your Candidate

By Jonathan Leeman | 09.18.2020

Christians ought to put their political hope not in their favorite candidate, but in their local church. Jonathan Leeman explains how the gospel shapes the Christian’s political involvement.

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?

The Rule of Love

By Jonathan Leeman

How the Local Church Should Reflect God’s Love and Authority Our culture’s view of love―with no boundaries or judgments or conditions― justifies whatever our hearts want and whatever our hearts feel, rejecting any authority that gets in the way. Falsely heralded as the only path to true self-expression and self-realization, this kind of love diminishes―if […]