Episode 208: On What the Simeon Trust Guys Have Learned from Years of Training Preachers (with Michael Lawrence, Jeremy Meeks & Robert Kinney)By J. Meeks, J. Leeman, M. Lawrence, R. Kinney | 06.28.2022
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with a few guys from Simeon Trust to see what they’ve learned after years of training preachers.
Preaching in the Age of Expressive Individualism: Telling the Story of Our New IdentityBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Expressive Individualism in the Church | 03.18.2022
Preach the Word. Apply it to your people’s lives. Tell them who they are in Christ. Remind them where they are in his story. The Word will do the rest.
On Application (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 31By D. Helm, J. Meeks, M. Lawrence | 11.19.2021
Every pastor knows they should apply the text. How should we do it well? How can we do it better?
On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor.
On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16By D. Helm, J. Meeks, M. Lawrence | 01.14.2021
In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Michael Lawrence about how preachers ought to approach the Bible’s many quotations and allusions.
Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way (with Michael Lawrence)By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.20.2020
During tense political seasons, church members need to learn to live with one another in an understanding way. But what does that mean?
Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding WayBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020
Listening well and loving deeply won’t resolve every political disagreement in your church. It will do something better.
Should I Respond to George Floyd’s Death This Sunday?By Michael Lawrence | 05.30.2020
We each have to pastor our own flocks in light of their needs, strengths, weaknesses, and blind spots. But we don’t do that in a vacuum. We need to be wise, but we also cannot duck important issues.
Pastoring in a Pandemic, Episode 3: Thinking through the Dilemma of Gathering Again with Michael LawrenceBy J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 05.06.2020
Jonathan Leeman chats with Michael Lawrence, the senior pastor of Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon, about the dilemma of our churches gathering again.
The Problem with Altar Calls and the Sinner’s PrayerBy Michael Lawrence | 02.13.2020
There’s no question the Lord has used altar calls and the sinner’s prayer to bring people to himself. But in general, they’re not a good idea. They inoculate people to the gospel, convincing them they no longer need it when in fact they don’t have it at all.
Complementarianism & Theological TriageBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.11.2019
I’d like to offer some help on how to talk and think about the application of complementarianism within your own congregation, whether that’s with people you agree with or people you don’t.
Episode 101: On Conversion (with Michael Lawrence)By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 10.22.2019
Your doctrine of conversion will affect your understanding of what a local church should be.
The Love Story of Penal Substitutionary AtonementBy Michael Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
The entire storyline of Scripture, the history of redemption, is the story of God providing substitutes for his people to cover their shame and bear the judgment they deserved so that they might be accepted by him.
20 Quotes from It Is Well: Expositions on Substitutionary AtonementBy M. Dever, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019
20 quotes from It Is Well, a book by Mark Dever & Michael Lawrence.
Your Understanding of Salvation should Shape your Philosophy of MinistryBy Michael Lawrence | 08.14.2019
If you believe God is totally sovereign in conversion, then that should affect your philosophy of ministry—how you preach, how you evangelize, and even how you structure your membership process.