9Marks Leadership Interviews

Leadership Interviews

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 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?

Genesis 29–31: On Rachel’s Junk Science, Jacob’s Ancient Eugenics, and the Fear of Isaac’s Unshakeable Sovereignty (Bible Talk, Ep. 10)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.11.2020

There’s a lot of deception and re-deception going on here. There’s also some poetic justice, some pathetic names, some junk science, and a tense camel chase.

Genesis 27–28: On Deception, Dreams, & Soap-Operatic Heartbreak (Bible Talk, Ep. 9)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 11.04.2020

These chapters of Genesis continue the story of Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau. They play out like an episode of a soap opera: family member against family member; deceit on top of deceit; the promise of revenge.

How Love Paves the Way for Hard Conversations (with Garrett Kell)

By G. Kell, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 11.02.2020

Pastors often need to have hard conversations. The best way to prepare people for such conversations is simple—it’s to love them.

Should You Be a Political Activist? (with Brian Davis)

By B. Davis, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.30.2020

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Pastoring Amid Suspicion (with Tony Shepherd)

With Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.29.2020

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Genesis 24–26: On When Isaac Meets Rebekah, Esau’s Stupid Trade, and Sam’s Fever Dreams about the Exodus (Bible Talk, Ep. 8)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.28.2020

In these chapters, Moses shifts his attention to the next generation of the promised line. As he does, familiar themes show up.

Pastoring Through A Contested Election: A Kenyan Perspective (with Ken Mbugua)

By J. Leeman, K. Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.26.2020

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Genesis 21–23: On Ishmael’s Expulsion, Isaac’s Sacrifice, and Abraham’s Graveyard (Bible Talk, Ep. 7)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.22.2020

Moses spends so much time cultivating an expectation for Isaac’s birth. But then, out of nowhere, the Lord tests Abraham, telling him to sacrifice his son, his only son whom he loves. Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton & Sam Emadi about Genesis 21–23.

Preachers Talk, Episode 12: On Discerning the Structure of A Biblical Text

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.22.2020

How do you figure out the structure of a biblical text? After you figure out the structure, how then do you create an outline for your sermon?

In Episode 12 of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with David Helm and K Edward Copeland about this.

Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way (with Michael Lawrence)

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.20.2020

During tense political seasons, church members need to learn to live with one another in an understanding way. But what does that mean?

Should Pastors Endorse a Candidate? (with Bobby Scott)

By B. Scott, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 10.19.2020

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