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Genesis 48–50: On Genesis Fading to Black, Like the Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Bible Talk, Ep. 19)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.17.2021

In chapters 48–50, Genesis finally fades to black . . . very, very slowly.

On Raising Up Elders in a Growing Church | Pastors Talk, Ep. 160

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.16.2021

In a growing church, nominating elders can be hard. After all, people might not know the man. They might never have heard him teach. So what’s a church to do?

On Rhetoric (with Robert Kinney) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 18

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, R. Kinney | 02.11.2021

How important is a preacher’s rhetoric?

Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and Robert Kinney of The Charles Simeon Trust about this under-discussed topic.

Genesis 46–47: On “Rosebud,” Clunky Portmanteaus, and—At Last!—the Reunion of Father and Son (Bible Talk, Ep. 18)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.10.2021

At long last, Jacob reunites with Joseph, his beloved son. And then Jacob makes one final request before he dies . . .

On How to Talk to Your Church About Leaving (with Hershael York) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 159

By H. York, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.09.2021

How transparent should pastors be with their congregation as they think about pursuing other jobs? As it turns out, Mark Dever and Hershael York offer different counsel on this. Jonathan Leeman chats with them about the wisdom of different approaches.

Genesis 44–45: On the Shift from Fratricide to Forgiveness, Famine to Feast (Bible Talk, Ep. 17)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 02.03.2021

Finally! Joseph tells his brothers who he is.

On Chairing an Elders Meeting (with Isaac Adams & Ken Barbic) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 158

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, K. Barbic, M. Dever | 02.02.2021

What is an elder chairman? What do they do? Why is it a helpful role?

On Guest Preaching | Preachers Talk, Ep. 17

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 01.28.2021

In this episode of Preachers Talk, David Helm sits in the interviewer’s chair and chats with Ed Copeland and Jeremy Meeks about how to approach guest preaching.

On Why Should I Be Baptized? (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 157

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.26.2021

Surely you’ve heard someone ask, “But pastor, why should I be baptized?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Bobby Jamieson about that important question.

Episode 156: On How Pastors Should Prepare their People for Eternity

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.19.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.

On Biblical Quotations and Allusions (with Michael Lawrence) | Preachers Talk, Ep. 16

By 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.

Matthew 1–2: On The Virgin Mary, a Hail Mary, and Casper the Friendly Ghost (A Special Christmas Episode)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.21.2020

To be sure, the Old Testament prophesies the birth of Jesus. But that may not mean what you think it means . . .

On The Preaching Moment (Preachers Talk, Ep. 15)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.17.2020

When God’s people gather for corporate worship to sit under God’s Word, it’s different than a Bible study or a Sunday School class. It is—or at least it should be—transcendent.

Genesis 42–43: On Joseph’s Brilliant, Premeditated-ish Plan for His Bowed-Down Brothers (Bible Talk, Ep. 15)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.16.2020

In Genesis 42–43, Joseph has a brilliant plan to see if his brothers have been humbled, or if they’re still as wicked as they were when they threw him into a well and sold him into slavery.

Episode 155: On Remembering 2020

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.15.2020

In this final Pastors Talk episode of 2020, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the highs and lows of this particular year.