Mark Dever

On Does God Love Everyone? (with Matt McCullough & Mike McKinley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 171

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McCullough, M. McKinley | 05.18.2021

Does God love everyone? A conversation about our new Church Questions booklet on that important question.

On Men and Women in the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 170

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 05.04.2021

Jonathan chats with Mark and Kevin about the roles of men and women in healthy churches.

On Why Should I Give to My Church (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 169

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.27.2021

Christians should happily give to their church. Right? What else is there to say on this topic?

On Membership Interviews | Pastors Talk, Ep. 168

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.20.2021

Why should pastors meet with prospective church members? What should they talk about when they do?

On Deacons (with Matt Smethurst) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 167

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 04.13.2021

What does the Bible say about deacons? How are they different than elders? Should they balance the authority of the elders?

On How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church (with Keri Folmar) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 166

By J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 04.06.2021

Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?

On Overview Sermons | Pastors Talk, Ep. 165

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.30.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the value of preaching big chunks of texts, including whole books in one sermon.

On Pastoral Sabbaticals (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 164

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.16.2021

Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?

On Paying Pastors (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 163

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.09.2021

How much should churches pay their pastors? How can they even find the answer to that question? Should a pastor ever ask for a raise?

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop about these questions.

On Firing Church Staff | Pastors Talk, Ep. 162

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.02.2021

Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.

On Corporate Worship (with Matt Merker) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 161

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Merker | 02.23.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.

Understanding the Great Commission

By Mark Dever

God means to fulfill the Great Commission through local churches. How did the apostles and the churches of the New Testament obey the Great Commission? By gathering Christians together in … keep reading…

Understanding Church Leadership

By Mark Dever

Who leads a church? Why is this important to God? God cares about his glory, and he means to display his glory through the church. For this very end, God … keep reading…

On Raising Up Elders in a Growing Church | Pastors Talk, Ep. 160

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.16.2021

In a growing church, nominating elders can be hard. After all, people might not know the man. They might never have heard him teach. So what’s a church to do?

On How to Talk to Your Church About Leaving (with Hershael York) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 159

By H. York, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.09.2021

How transparent should pastors be with their congregation as they think about pursuing other jobs? As it turns out, Mark Dever and Hershael York offer different counsel on this. Jonathan Leeman chats with them about the wisdom of different approaches.