More than anything, God expects pastors to be faithful. An overflowing auditorium and an efficient church is no substitute for personal holiness.
Jonathan chats with Bill Behrens, a lay elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, about how to care for unemployed members.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 5: Is COVID-19 a Judgment from God? Understanding Pandemics Biblically and Pastorally (with Tom Schreiner)By J. Leeman, T. R. Schreiner | 05.08.2020
Jonathan chats with New Testament scholar and pastor Tom Schreiner about pandemics in the Bible, God’s sovereignty, and how we ought to trust him even during difficult circumstances.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 4: Brothers Born for Adversity — How a Plurality of Elders Shines in a Pandemic (with David Mathis)By D. Mathis, J. Leeman | 05.07.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with David Mathis, a pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis and the executive editor for Desiring God, about the blessing of a plurality of elders during COVID-19.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael LawrenceBy J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.
When—if ever—is it okay to disobey the authorities God has placed over us? Don’t we have a God-given right to gather, even during COVID-19?
Pastoring in a Pandemic Episode 2: How COVID-19 Exposes & Embarrasses the Prosperity Gospel with Conrad MbeweBy C. Mbewe, J. Leeman | 05.04.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Conrad Mbewe, a pastor from Zambia, about how COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to expose the lies of the prosperity gospel, and to reach out to those people deceived by it.
If the government continues to say we cannot meet, when do we as churches engage in civil disobedience by gathering anyway?
Jonathan Leeman chats with Bob Johnson, a pastor in the Detroit area, about practical ways he and his elders have tried to shepherd their scattered sheep during COVID-19.
You’re a new Christian. What’s the first thing you should do? Join a church!
Mark asks Jonathan to make his best case from the Bible against multi-site and multi-service churches.
Identity politics is a useful ally, but it’s also a misleading ally. I pray the Lord would give us discernment to know one from the other, as well as his love and a commitment to his truth.
Jonathan’s new book One Assembly argues against multi-site and multi-service churches. What motivated him to write a whole book on the topic? Isn’t this much ado about very little?
Jonathan Leeman, author of our new book “One Assembly”, answers the question, “What’s this book about?”