Mark Dever

EOY 2018

Mark Dever reflects on our 20th anniversary

By Mark Dever | 12.07.2018

In this video, Mark Dever reflects on two decades of building healthy churches.

Episode 66 On Contextualization — Pastors Talk

Episode 66: On Contextualization (with John Folmar and Trip Lee)

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. Lee | 11.27.2018

What’s the goal in contextualization? How do we know if we’ve gone too far, or not far enough?

Episode 65: On Jonathan’s New Book, The Rule of Love

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.20.2018

The Bible tells us that “God is love.” But what does that actually mean? And what does it have to do with our lives and the local church?

The Pastor and Pornography podcast

Episode 64: On Equipping the Church to Fight Pornography Together (with Deepak Reju)

By D. Reju, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 11.13.2018

It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?

On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

Episode 62: On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.30.2018

Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.

Is expositional preaching the best way to preach?

By Mark Dever | 10.24.2018

God’s word — more than the cleverness of the preacher — is far better prepared to help us see the world around us.

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Episode 61: On Shepherding during Disagreements

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.22.2018

‪How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker?‬ ‪Mark and Jonathan discuss.

Cultivating Culture of Evangelism Pastors Talk podcast 9marks

Episode 60: On Cultivating a Culture of Evangelism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.16.2018

Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.

On Teaching the Church about the Church

Episode 59: On Teaching the Church about the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.09.2018

Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?

Episode 58: On Members Meetings

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.02.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.

The importance of feedback in pastoral ministry

The importance of feedback in pastoral ministry

By Mark Dever | 09.26.2018

If you build a ministry where no one can give you feedback, you are teaching your congregation to be proud and self-defensive.

Missions — Mark Dever

Missions – Mark Dever | Session 2

By Mark Dever | 09.25.2018

Each year, the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference examines a particular topic related to church health and provides biblical and practical help fellow pastors and leaders.

Pastors Talk Episode Prayer

Episode 57: On Prayer (with John Onwuchekwa)

By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.25.2018

In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.

What does church membership have to do with love?

What does church membership have to do with love?

By Mark Dever | 09.19.2018

Surely we know that we’re saved because our hearts are stirred and we’re moved to tears as we sing “Amazing Grace,” right? No, says John. We know we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.

How Do We Fulfill the Great Commission?

How Do We Fulfill the Great Commission?

By Mark Dever | 09.05.2018

The Great Commission is normally fulfilled through healthy local churches helping to plant other healthy local churches.