Jonathan Leeman

Episode 44: On Elders Meetings (Part 1)

Episode 44: On Elders’ Meetings (Part 1)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.20.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss the best practices for how to run an elders’ meeting.

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

Church Discipline for Love’s Sake

By Jonathan Leeman | 03.15.2018

Fundamentally, churches should practice church discipline for love’s sake.

On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies

Episode 43: On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies (with Ligon Duncan)

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever | 03.13.2018

It’s not a pastor’s job to have a PhD. But pastors are called to protect the flock from false teachers, and to shepherd people through theological questions and concerns.

On Prayer Service

Episode 41: On Bringing Back the Prayer Service

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.27.2018

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss the benefits and best practices of hosting a regular church-wide prayer gathering—in addition to the Sunday service.

Mailbag #73: Dealing with Cultural Commands in 1 Corinthians 11 . . . Must All Elders Be Teachers?

By J. Leeman, T. R. Schreiner | 02.23.2018

— How should we interpret the passages in 1 Corinthians 11 about women cutting their hair? — Should teaching be the primary function of every pastor/elder?

I've Been Hurt By a Church Before. Why Join Another One?

I’ve Been Hurt By a Church Before. Why Join Another One?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.21.2018

Jonathan Leeman answers this important pastoral question.

Episode 40: On Facing Disappointment

Episode 40: On Facing Disappointment as a Pastor

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.20.2018

How should pastors respond when their ministry is marked by disappointment and unmet expectations?

Mailbag #72: Small Groups with Christians from Other Churches? . . . Which Churches Should We Pray for Publicly?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.16.2018

— What do you think about small group Bible studies and prayer groups comprised of Christians from different churches? — How do you determine which churches to pray for publicly?

Episode 39: On “Mere Christianity”

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.13.2018

Is “mere Christianity”—the conviction that we should focus on only what’s essential to being a Christian—really the path toward true Christian unity? Does it guard the gospel over time?

Mailbag #71: A Pastor and Pre-Conversion Sins . . . Young Children, Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.09.2018

— To what degree should a man’s past life—perhaps even before his conversion—affect how we consider his qualification for ministry? — Should young children who have been baptized but left out of church membership be given the Lord’s Supper?

A Word of Empathy, Warning, and Counsel for “Narrow” Complementarians

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.08.2018

I might disagree with Piper on women teaching in seminaries, but before I scream “Injustice!” I should recognize that this is a jagged-line issue, and he can make a different yet still reasonable judgment than me.

Biblical Theology Protects Churches from the Prosperity Gospel

Biblical Theology Protects Churches from the Prosperity Gospel

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.07.2018

Jonathan Leeman explains how biblical theology protects churches from the heresy of the prosperity gospel.

Episode 38: On the Pastor's Heart and Other Churches

Episode 38: On the Pastor’s Heart and Other Churches

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.06.2018

Pastors are used to saying goodbye to long-time friends. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark about how to prepare for these sad-but-joyful moments.

Mailbag #70: Should Our Congregation Appoint Temporary Elders from Outside Churches? . . . What Should Be the Goal of a Small-Group Bible Study?

By Jonathan Leeman | 02.02.2018

— Our church believes in elders, but currently no men are qualified. Should I recognize some outside pastors as “temporary elders”? — How should a small-group Bible study balance sound teaching with a desire for discussion?

Episode 37: On the 20th Anniversary of 9Marks

Episode 37: On the 20th Anniversary of 9Marks

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 01.30.2018

January 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of 9Marks. To celebrate that milestone, Jonathan interviewed the two guys who were there when it all began: Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker.