Episode 150: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls – Part 2 (with Matt Schmucker)By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 11.03.2020
Episode 149 explained what “cleaning the rolls” means, and why pastors should lead their churches to do it. Episode 150 continues the conversation, but focuses on how to actually get it done.
Episode 149: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls – Part 1 (with Matt Schmucker)By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Schmucker | 10.27.2020
Some churches report hundreds of members, with dozens in attendance. These churches need to “clean their rolls.”
Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church PlantingBy J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.20.2020
Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.
Episode 147: On the Appeal and the Errors of Theonomy (with T. David Gordon)By J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. David Gordon | 10.12.2020
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors of theonomy. They also consider why might it be appealing to certain Christians in our day and what pastors should do about it.
Episode 146: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 2)By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.06.2020
Mark and Jonathan chart about the new 9Marks Journal: Pastoring through Political Turmoil.
Episode 145: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 1)By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how pastors can prepare their people for a tough political season.
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 GuyBy 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. PackerBy J. I. Packer, M. Dever | 07.28.2020
Episode 140: A Conversation about Grace Community Church’s Statement on Civil DisobedienceBy 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 DeverBy 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. PackerBy 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!”?