Journal Talk, Episode 4: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid Them

Interview
08.20.2020

Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. That’s what Kevin DeYoung told us in his recent article for the 9Marks Journal. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast.

How do we manage all this?

Jonathan Leeman chatted with Kevin DeYoung about the diverse callings pastors must pursue.

By:
Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan (@JonathanLeeman) edits the 9Marks series of books as well as the 9Marks Journal. He is also the author of several books on the church. Since his call to ministry, Jonathan has earned a master of divinity from Southern Seminary and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiology from the University of Wales. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Cheverly, Maryland, where he is an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church.

Kevin DeYoung

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor of Christ Covenant in Matthews, North Carolina. You can find him on Twitter at @RevKevDeYoung.