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Join Mark Dever as he interviews church leaders from around the world on topics that will challenge you to be a better leader.

Pastors’ Talk Podcast

Pastors' Talk

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

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 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 . . .

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 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 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.

Genesis 40–41: On Joseph’s Rise from “Gen Pop“ to the Second in Command (Bible Talk, Ep. 14)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.09.2020

At the beginning of Genesis 40, Joseph is living in the belly of the beast: an Egyptian prison. By the end of Genesis 41, he’s Pharaoh‘s second-in-command. But no matter his station, God’s favor remains on Joseph.

On Historical Trajectory (Preachers Talk, Ep. 14)

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 12.03.2020

While preparing a sermon, preachers need to pay careful attention to their text’s historical trajectory. What’s “historical trajectory”?

Genesis 37–39: On Being Like Joseph and Not Being Like Judah—At Least Not Yet (Bible Talk, Ep. 13)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 12.02.2020

Joseph’s story resolves every major plot-line of Genesis, proving that Moses is a “literary genius,” as Jim puts it.

Genesis 34–36: On Dinah’s Defiling, Jacob’s Sons’ War Crimes, and Other Things That Ought Not Be Done in Israel (Bible Talk, Ep. 12)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.25.2020

These chapters of Genesis cover some dark terrain, things that ought not be done in Israel (34:7). What’s God up to in Genesis 34–36?

Genesis 32–33: On Jacob’s Rumbling Reconciliation with Esau and a Main Event Even Better Than WrestleMania III’s (Bible Talk, Ep. 11)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.18.2020

In Genesis 32–33, Jacob has two life-altering confrontations—one with the angel of God, and one with the adversary of his lifetime: Esau, his brother. What happens in each will surprise you.

Preachers Talk, Episode 13: On the Personal Process of Writing a Sermon

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 11.12.2020

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks asks Ed and David how the “sermon sausage gets made.” From Sunday to Sunday, how does this sermon-prep and sermon-writing process work?