Mark Dever

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Episode 6: On Pastoring Singles

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.21.2017

Jonathan sits down with Mark to ask him questions from our new Journal: Pastoring Singles.

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Episode 5: On Political Disagreements in the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.14.2017

We live in politically contentious times. Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to chat about how to pastor people faithfully amidst political disagreement.

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Episode 4: On Receiving Criticism as a Pastor

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.07.2017

Jonathan sits down with Mark to chat about receiving criticism well, the dangers of avoiding criticism altogether, and how to build into a church structures that cultivate a culture of giving and receiving godly criticism.

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Episode 3: On Sermon Application

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.28.2017

If a preacher is doing his job well, then he’s not only explaining what a text means, but also applying that meaning to the lives of his hearers. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about the difficult task of sermon application.

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Episode 2: On Pastoring in the Age of Social Media

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.21.2017

A mere ten years ago, social media didn’t exist. Now it’s everywhere. Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to chat about the difficulties of pastoring in the age of social media.

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Episode 1: On Gospel Growth Beyond Your Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.14.2017

In the inaugural episode of our new podcast Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about seeing the gospel grow in your city, not just your church.

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Mark Dever Interviews Jonathan Leeman about “Don’t Fire Your Church Members”

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.07.2017

Would you believe it if someone told you church structure actually plays a crucial role in your individual discipleship?

Session 2 – Can Young and Messy Christians really Disciple One Another? – Mark Dever

By Mark Dever | 11.23.2016

9Marks, the North American Mission Board, and Send partnered together for a one-day conference on church revitalization in Washington, DC. Watch the other sessions or listen in via iTunes or Spreaker.

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Neither a Republican Nor a Democratic Church

By Mark Dever | 11.14.2016

The Christ we share is more important to us than the politics we don’t.

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Conversion & Its Costs: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield

By M. Dever, R. Butterfield | 10.31.2016

20 years ago, Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured English professor, an activist, and a lesbian. Now, she’s a pastor’s wife, a mom, and a Christian. What happened?

Mark Dever – Session 3 – 9Marks at Southeastern

By Mark Dever | 10.28.2016

Mark Dever’s session at the 9Marks at Southeastern Conference, which aims to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches. http://www.9marksse.org

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25 Years Ago, “Nine Marks” Was Born

By Mark Dever | 10.28.2016

On October 30, 1991—25 years ago this Sunday—Mark Dever wrote a letter to a church in Massachusetts. They needed a new pastor and wanted to know what they should be looking for. Mark responded with a list of nine must-haves—a list that has since become known as “nine marks of a healthy church.”

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Posting Something Online

By Mark Dever | 08.29.2016

Remember, you will give an account for every word you type (Mt 12:36). Does saying things at a “safe distance” from people tempt us to say things we wouldn’t say to their face?

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9 Choices for a Healthy Music Ministry

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 08.24.2016

The musical excellence we aim for should be more in the congregation than in the instrumentalists or vocalists who lead or accompany our singing.

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In Praise of Low-Budget, Non-Professional Music Ministries

By Mark Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Church Singing | 08.23.2016

I’m not saying the way my church “does” music is the only way, or even the best way. What I am saying is that the quality of music and especially the quality of singing is not dependent upon the size of your music budget.