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On Preaching Hard Texts | Preachers Talk, Ep. 38

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 04.07.2022

Sometimes, preachers have to preach hard texts—not “hard” in the sense of challenging to interpret, but in the sense that they’ll challenging for our context. Jeremy, Dave, and Ed talk about how to preach these texts faithfully.

Episode 202: On Expressive Individualism (with Carl Trueman)

By C. Trueman, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.05.2022

What is “expressive individualism”? Why does something so abstract matter for everyday pastors and normal local churches?

Episode 201: On Pastoring in Germany (with Matthias Lohmann, Lukas Stadt, and Rudolf Tissen)

By J. Leeman, L. Stadt, M. Dever, M. Lohmann, R. Tissen | 03.29.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with Matthias Lohmann about pastoring in Germany.

Numbers 26-31: On Another Census, Another Set of Laws, and Moses’ Last Military Mission in Midian (Bible Talk, Episode 52)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.16.2022

As Numbers nears its end, Moses leads his people on a final military mission. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Numbers 26–31. * * * * * … keep reading…

Episode 200: On Loving People as They Leave

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.15.2022

As pastors, how can you love people as they leave your church? Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss.

Numbers 24–25: On Jacob’s Star and Israel’s Scepter (Bible Talk, Episode 51)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 03.09.2022

In Numbers 22–23, Balak the King of Moab hires Balaam, an international seer of the gods, to curse God’s people. In Numbers 24–25, we see just how disastrous that plan … keep reading…

Episode 199: On When to Leave Associations

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.08.2022

Some pastors have recently wondered, “Should I lead my church leave our association?” Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the various principles at play when trying to make that important decision.

On Preaching Poetry | Preachers Talk, Ep. 37

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 03.03.2022

Poetry takes up a significant amount of Scripture. It can be of great help to the hearer and a gift to the preacher. This week Ed, Dave, and Jeremy explain why poetry is so useful and how they preach it.

Episode 198: On What Should We Do about Members Who Won’t Attend? (with Alex Duke)

By A. Duke, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.01.2022

How can you tell if a church practices meaningful membership? Consider how it responds to those “members” who never attend. In this episode, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Alex Duke about how this topic is more important than you think. 

Numbers 22–23: On Balak’s Ominous Cough, Balaam’s Greedy Perseverance, and the Beleaguered People of God (Bible Talk, Episode 50)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.23.2022

The story of Balaam and Balak raises an all-important question: “What will win out—the might of Moab or the promises of God?”

On Effective Illustration | Preachers Talk, Ep. 36

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 02.17.2022

What are illustrations for? How can preachers use them to good effect in their preaching? In this episode Dave, Ed, and Jeremy seek to answer these questions and more while giving examples from their own work.

Numbers 20–21: On Two Funerals, Charles Spurgeon’s Conversion, and a Legion of Snake-Demon Lieutenants (Bible Talk, Ep. 49)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.16.2022

Miriam and Aaron die, the people complain (again!), and Moses makes a grave error with even graver consequences. Oh, and there are also a fiery snakes.

On Discipling Your Elders (Pastors Talk, Ep. 197)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.15.2022

Elders should disciple their fellow elders. How? Jonathan chats with Mark about several practical ways.

Numbers 17–19: On Warrior-Priests, Heifer Ashes, and Aaron’s Almond Joy (Bible Talk, Ep. 48)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.09.2022

In Numbers 17–19, Moses makes it clear that these people need an appointed priest to stand between them and the holiness of God. 

On “No Shortcut to Success,” Part 1 (with Matt Rhodes) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 196

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 02.08.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat with Matt Rhodes, the author of “No Shortcut to Success: A Manifesto for Modern Missions.”