Jonathan Leeman

Why the Heavenly Minded Do the Most Earthly Good (with Aaron Menikoff) | Journal Talk

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman | 01.28.2021

Jonathan chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article from the recent Journal on Heaven, in which he argues that the heavenly minded ought to do the most earthly good.

On Why Should I Be Baptized? (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 157

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.26.2021

Surely you’ve heard someone ask, “But pastor, why should I be baptized?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Bobby Jamieson about that important question.

Episode 156: On How Pastors Should Prepare their People for Eternity

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.19.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.

Churches: The Embassies and Geography of Heaven

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory | 12.22.2020

Your local church is an embassy and the temporary geography of heaven. Have you ever thought about that?

Heaven: Rejoicing in Future Glory

December 2020
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Episode 155: On Remembering 2020

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.15.2020

In this final Pastors Talk episode of 2020, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the highs and lows of this particular year.

Episode 154: On A Bunch of Fun Biographies

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.08.2020

Are you looking for books to read this holiday season? Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about a bunch of fun biographies.

Episode 153: On Caring for Members Unwilling to Come Back to Church (with Nathan Knight)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 12.02.2020

Among the many things 2020 has made more complicated, chief among them is caring for members who are unwilling to come back to church.

Pastors Talk, Episode 152: On Virtual "Church"

Episode 152: On Virtual “Church”

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.24.2020

For years, certain churches and ministries have referred to “virtual church” or “attending church online.” This year of COVID-19—the “anti-gathering virus,” as Mark puts it in this episode—has made such phrases even more popular. 

The Government Says We Can’t Sing! What Should We Do? (A Forum)

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.19.2020

A few different pastors offer a few different perspectives on what to do when the government tells churches they can’t sing.

Episode 151: On How Much a Pastor Should Care About His Reputation

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.10.2020

Paul says pastors must be “well thought of by outsiders.” But Jesus says we’re “blessed” when others speak evil about us, even falsely.

What do we do with this? How much should a pastor care about his reputation?

Do Virtual Churches Actually Exist?

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.09.2020

Christian, you and I can “download” biblical truths virtually. Wonderful. Yet we cannot feel and experience and witness those truths becoming enfleshed in the family of God.

Don’t Demonize, Show Honor: Responding to Others After This Election Ends

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.03.2020

Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone. 

Episode 150: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls – Part 2 (with Matt Schmucker)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 11.03.2020

Episode 149 explained what “cleaning the rolls” means, and why pastors should lead their churches to do it. Episode 150 continues the conversation, but focuses on how to actually get it done.

Worship Determines Politics

By Jonathan Leeman | 11.02.2020

How does what we worship shape our desired political outcomes? In this clip, Jonathan Leeman tries to answer that difficult question.