Mark Dever

Episode 144: On Lay Elders, Part 2 (with Klon Kitchen)

By J. Leeman, K. Kitchen, M. Dever | 09.22.2020

How do you prevent a potential friction between staff and lay elders? How do you ensure they’re not just “yes men”? How much deference should non-staff elders give others?

Episode 143: On Lay Elders, Part 1 (with Klon Kitchen)

By J. Leeman, K. Kitchen, M. Dever | 09.15.2020

Churches ought to have elders. Some will be paid (1 Tim. 5), but many will not. These unpaid elders are called “lay elders.” Is this distinction in the Bible?

Episode 142: On Preparing for the Next Guy

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.08.2020

Pastor, unless Jesus comes back before you get a new job, then your church will have another pastor—and at least one of your jobs as the current pastor is to prepare your church for the next guy.

Episode 141: On The Life and Ministry of J. I. Packer

By J. I. Packer, M. Dever | 07.28.2020

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Episode 140: A Conversation about Grace Community Church’s Statement on Civil Disobedience

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.26.2020

Jonathan and Mark chat about Grace Community Church’s decision, civil disobedience, and how Christians ought to approach this season with an extra amount of charity and grace.

An Evening Conversation with J. I. Packer – An Interview by Mark Dever

By J. I. Packer, M. Dever | 07.24.2020

Originally recorded October 1999 at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, in Washington D. C.

Episode 139: Remembering J. I. Packer

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.22.2020

Jonathan Leeman asks Mark Dever to reflect on his friendship with J. I. Packer. 

Episode 138: On What if I Don’t Desire to Pray (with John Onwuchekwa)

By J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.21.2020

As Christians, we know we should pray. But too often, we fail to because we simply don’t desire to.

Episode 137: On What If I Don’t Feel Like Going to Church (with Gunner Gundersen)

By G. Gundersen, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.14.2020

As a pastor, how many times have you heard a member tell you, “I’m so sorry we missed last Sunday—we just couldn’t make it with everything we have going on!”?

Pastors, Set Your Church Up Well for the Future

By Mark Dever | 07.13.2020

Pastors, here are two things you should do that will set your church up well for the future, long after you’re gone.

Episode 136: On Pastors and Social Media

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.07.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about how pastors ought to approach social media use.

Preach, Pray, Love, and Stay

By M. Dever, P. Alexander | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

When I was interviewing with Capitol Hill Baptist Church before they called me to be their pastor, someone asked me if I had a program or plan to implement for growth. Here’s how I responded.

Episode 135: On Shepherding: The Work and Character of a Pastor

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 06.30.2020

In this Pastors Talk episode, Jonathan chats with Mark about the new 9Marks Journal: On Shepherding — The Work and Character of a Pastor.

Episode 134: On the Difference between Revival and Revivalism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.23.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan asks Mark to take a brief tour of church history so that pastors and Christians today can discern the difference between revival—a good thing—and revivalism—a bad thing. 

Episode 133: On Why Should I Join a Church?

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 06.16.2020

Have you ever met a growing Christian who is self-consciously choosing not to join a church? In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the vital necessity of joining a local church.