Pastors Talk

Pastors Talk

Pastors Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.

Pastors Talk

On Pastoring in Afghanistan, with Josh Manley and two Afghan Pastors (Pastors Talk, Ep. 217)

By J. Leeman, J. Manley | 11.08.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Josh Manley interview two Afghan men who both served as pastors of an underground church.

On Singing, with John Piper (Pastors Talk, Ep. 216)

By J. Piper, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.01.2022

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and John Piper about music in the church. They discuss manipulating emotions, raising hands in worship, mere musical accompaniment, and more!

Episode 215: On Pastoring Through a Hurricane (with Jeramie Rinne)

By J. Rinne, J. Leeman | 10.25.2022

Jonathan chat with Jeramie Rinne, a pastor whose church building was destroyed by last month's Hurricane Ian.

Episode 214: On Pastors – What You Should Know About Your Wife (with Keri Folmar and Jenny Manley)

By J. Manley, J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 10.18.2022

Pastors' wives and Priscilla Talk co-hosts Keri Folmar and Jenny Manley join Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman to discuss what pastors should know about their favorite church member.

Episode 213: On The Pastor and Church Administration (with Jamie Dunlop and Ryan Townsend)

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever, R. Townsend | 10.12.2022

Why a whole journal on admin? Is this even biblical? Or are churches just imitating the business world?

Episode 211: On Playing the Long Game (with Dave Gobbett)

By D. Gobbett, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.27.2022

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with Dave Gobbett, a pastor in Wales, about how to prepare for the long game of pastoral ministry.

Episode 210: On The State of Evangelicalism (with Ligon Duncan and Simon Gathercole)

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever, S. Gathercole | 07.12.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk with an American Presbyterian and a British Baptist about the state of evangelicalism today.

Episode 209: On Pursuing Revival While Avoiding Revivalism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.05.2022

We recently released a Journal on the difference between God-given revival and man-centered revivalism. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan and Mark chat about why we published that Journal and which articles stood out to them.

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.

Episode 207: On the History and Usefulness of Puritan Paperbacks (with Patrick Daly, Ligon Duncan, Nick Roark)

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, N. Roark, P. Daly | 06.14.2022

Jonathan Leeman chats with Ligon Duncan and Pat Daly about the Puritan Paperback books. Meanwhile, Nick Roark reads some of his favorite quotes.

Episode 206: On Christian Publishing in Russian (with Arman)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 05.25.2022

Faithful resources can help to start a theological revival. But for that to happen, we need to translate good books and partner with the right people.

Episode 205: On Pastoring International Churches (with Caleb Greggsen)

By C. Greggsen, J. Leeman | 05.10.2022

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Caleb Greggsen about the underestimated value of pastoring international churches.

Episode 204: On “No Shortcut to Success,” Part 2 (with Matt Rhodes)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Rhodes | 04.26.2022

Missionaries must be able to communicate clearly, credibly, and boldly—which means they must learn the heart language of the people they are ministering to. 

Episode 203: On The Prosperity Gospel (with Sean DeMars and Mike McKinley)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McKinley, S. DeMars | 04.12.2022

The prosperity gospel is wicked. It leads people on a path toward destruction. It lures people into a false sense of security.

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?