Mark Dever

Episode 45: On Elders’ Meetings (Part 2)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.27.2018

Jonathan and Mark continue their conversation on elders’ meetings, exploring questions like: should elders require unanimity? What should a new pastor do when he inherits a contentious elder? 

Are “Altar Calls” a Good Idea?

Are “Altar Calls” a Good Idea?

By Mark Dever | 03.22.2018

When a Christian minister preaches the gospel, there has to be an invitation. But that invitation is a call to repent and believe—not to physically relocate your body at the end of the service. — Mark Dever

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.

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.

The Great Commission Needs the Church

The Great Commission Needs the Church

By Mark Dever | 03.07.2018

Mark Dever talks about the necessary connection between the local church and the Great Commission.

Episode 42: On the Usefulness of Pastoral Internships (with Matt Merker)

By M. Dever, M. Merker | 03.06.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—chats with Mark Dever about the usefulness of pastoral internships.

I'm doubting my salvation. What should I do?

What Should I Do When I’m Doubting My Salvation?

By Mark Dever | 02.28.2018

Mark Dever answers this important question.

What is Expository Preaching?

What is Expositional Preaching?

By Mark Dever | 02.27.2018

A talk delivered at the 9Marks at Midwestern conference.

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.

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?

Evangelism Involves No Manipulation

Evangelism Involves No Manipulation

By Mark Dever | 02.15.2018

Mark Dever explains how true evangelism has nothing to do with coercion or manipulation.

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?

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.

We need God to convert us

We Need God to Convert Us

By Mark Dever | 01.31.2018

Mark Dever explains the biblical doctrine of conversion.

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.