In this final Pastors Talk episode of 2020, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the highs and lows of this particular year.
Are you looking for books to read this holiday season? Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about a bunch of fun biographies.
Among the many things 2020 has made more complicated, chief among them is caring for members who are unwilling to come back to church.
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.
A few different pastors offer a few different perspectives on what to do when the government tells churches they can’t sing.
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?
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.
Pastors, here’s my advice no matter who wins or loses: don’t demonize anyone, but show honor to everyone.
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.
How does what we worship shape our desired political outcomes? In this clip, Jonathan Leeman tries to answer that difficult question.
Pastors often need to have hard conversations. The best way to prepare people for such conversations is simple—it’s to love them.
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Some churches report hundreds of members, with dozens in attendance. These churches need to “clean their rolls.”