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On PhDs and Preaching, with Robert Kinney (Preachers Talk, Ep. 70)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, R. Kinney | 02.22.2024

Does a preacher need a PhD? What are the benefits…and substantial challenges to getting one? Dave and Jeremy are joined by Robert Kinney to discuss this important topic. 

2 Samuel 17–18: On the Son’s Demise, the Father’s Despair, and the Hunt for Meaningful Connections (Bible Talk, Ep. 107)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.21.2024

A father should never have to mourn the death of his son. But that’s precisely what happens here. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about 2 Samuel 17–18.

On When May a Congregation Vote Against its Elders, with Jamie Dunlop (Pastors Talk, Ep. 258)

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.20.2024

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman chat with Jamie Dunlop about when a congregation should vote against its elders.

Women Thriving under Gospel Doctrine, with Adrienne Lawrence (Priscilla Talk, Ep. 30)

By A. Lawrence, E. Wheeler, J. Manley, K. Folmar | 02.19.2024

In this episode of Priscilla Talk, the hosts interview Adrienne Lawrence, Bible teacher and pastor’s wife, about how a church with gospel doctrine benefits women’s lives. 

On Great Commission Council (Missions Talk, Ep. 29)

By J. Mack Stiles, R. Robertson | 02.15.2024

In this episode of Missions Talk, Ryan Robertson interviews Mack Stiles about Great Commission Council and how pastors and churches could benefit from GCC.

2 Samuel 15:13–16:23: On David’s Exodus Reversal and Accidentally Stealing from C. S. Lewis (Bible Talk, Ep. 106)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.14.2024

A messenger comes to David and gives him bad news: “The hearts of the men of Israel have gone after Absalom.” Then David flees—and in doing so he fails as both father and king.

On Congregational Singing (Pastors Talk, Ep. 257)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.13.2024

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman talk about congregational singing in a local church.

On Preaching Long Passages (Preachers Talk, Ep. 69)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.08.2024

How should a preacher go about preaching long passages? Why should anyone do so in the first place? Dave, Ed, and Jeremy have a short conversation on long texts. 

2 Samuel 14:1–15:12: On a Convoluted Conversation and a Kiss that Ends in a Coup (Bible Talk, Ep. 105)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.07.2024

Absalom is a smarmy guy who makes himself seem powerful and compassionate. King David, meanwhile, stays quiet while his kingdom nears collapse.

On Leadership and Church Size Dynamics (Pastors Talk, Ep. 256)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.06.2024

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interact with Tim Keller’s article, “Leadership and Church Size Dynamics”

Women Thriving under Expositional Preaching, with Colleen McFadden (Priscilla Talk, Ep. 29)

By C. McFadden, E. Wheeler, J. Manley, K. Folmar | 02.05.2024

In this episode of Priscilla Talk, Erin, Keri, and Jenny chat with Colleen McFadden of Simeon Trust. They discuss how faithful expositional preaching from the pulpit can supercharge Word-centered women’s ministry.

2 Samuel 13: On the Hateful Misanthrope and the Hateful Milquetoast (Bible Talk, Ep. 104)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.31.2024

The story of Amnon, Tamar, and the subsequent terrible fallout is ultimately a story about two fake loves. In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke, Jim Hamilton, and Sam Emadi talk through 2 Samuel 13.

On Transcendence (Pastors Talk, Ep. 255)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.30.2024

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman talk about transcendence in worship services.

On Preaching Gospels/Acts (Preachers Talk, Ep. 68)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 01.25.2024

What makes Gospels/Acts so interesting and yet so challenging to preach? How can the preacher preach them well? Ed, Dave, and Jeremy answer these kinds of questions, providing examples from their own preaching.

2 Samuel 12: On Nathan’s Brave Parable, David’s Belated Repentance, and the LORD’s Merciful Response (Bible Talk, Ep.103)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 01.24.2024

At the beginning of 2 Samuel 12, King David is in a dark place. Even worse, he doesn’t seem to know it. By the end of 2 Samuel 12, he’s back where he belongs and he’s writing Psalm 51. Alex Duke, Jim Hamilton, and Sam Emadi discuss.