An Ecclesiological Take on “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill”By Jonathan Leeman | 03.14.2022
My goal here is not to review the series—what I liked, what I didn’t like—but to offer four lessons that I think are a little more timeless, and lessons that point to the worst inevitabilities of bad ecclesiology.
Episode 199: On When to Leave AssociationsBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.08.2022
Some pastors have recently wondered, “Should I lead my church leave our association?” Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the various principles at play when trying to make that important decision.
Episode 198: On What Should We Do about Members Who Won’t Attend? (with Alex Duke)By A. Duke, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.01.2022
How can you tell if a church practices meaningful membership? Consider how it responds to those “members” who never attend. In this episode, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Alex Duke about how this topic is more important than you think.
On Discipling Your Elders (Pastors Talk, Ep. 197)By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.15.2022
Elders should disciple their fellow elders. How? Jonathan chats with Mark about several practical ways.
On “No Shortcut to Success,” Part 1 (with Matt Rhodes) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 196By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 02.08.2022
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat with Matt Rhodes, the author of “No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.”
On Wisdom for New Pastors (with Bob Johnson, Omar Johnson, and Sam Emadi) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 195By B. Johnson, J. Leeman, O. Johnson, S. Emadi | 02.01.2022
An old pastor and a kind-of-new pastor give some advice to a brand-new pastor.
Episode 194: On How the Puritans Have Shaped Mark’s MinistryBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.25.2022
Who are the Puritans? How have they shaped Mark’s ministry?
Episode 193: On Top 2021 News Stories for Pastors (with Collin Hansen & Garrett Kell)By C. Hansen, G. Kell, J. Leeman | 12.21.2021
Last week, Collin Hansen reflected on the top stories of last year. So we had him and Garrett Kell on this episode of Pastors Talk to think through each of these stories pastorally.
On Pastoral Patience – Part 2 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 191By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 12.07.2021
How slowly should a pastor change things in a church? Jonathan chats with Mark Dever, John Folmar, and Josh Manley, in this second conversation about pastoral patience.
On Pastoral Patience – Part 1 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 190By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 11.30.2021
Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk to Josh Manley and John Folmar about Christianity in Afghanistan and the UAE, and the necessity of pastoral patience.
How Can I Support International Missions? (with Mark Collins) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 189By J. Leeman, M. Collins, M. Dever | 11.23.2021
Church members ought to know their missionaries. How can pastors facilitate that relationship?
On Sound Doctrine and the Problems with the “Deconstruction” Project (Pastors Talk, Ep. 188)By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.16.2021
In this episode, Mark interviews Jonathan about our new Journal—Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry—and, in particular, his very long Editor’s Note, which focuses on the problems of the “deconstruction” project.
Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American EvangelicalismBy Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.
Forum: Do Pastors Need a PhD?By A. Sequeira, J. Hamilton, J. Leeman, M. McCullough, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?
What the Doctrine of Justification Means for Facebook Fights Among Church Members?By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021
What does sola fide have to do with Facebook squabbles?