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 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 | 10.20.2020

SHOW NOTES Article: Live with Your Church Members in an Understanding Way, by Michael Lawrence Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil Youtube Spotify iTunes Download MP3

Should Pastors Endorse a Candidate? (with Bobby Scott)

By B. Scott, J. Leeman | 10.19.2020

Follow the Journal Talk podcast on iTunes & Spotify. SHOW NOTES Article: Should Pastors Endorse a Candidate?, by Bobby Scott Journal: Pastoring through Political Turmoil — Download in PDF and ebook formats iTunes Spotify Youtube Download MP3

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching? (with Geoff Chang)

By G. Chang, J. Leeman | 10.19.2020

Follow the Journal Talk podcast on iTunes & Spotify. SHOW NOTES: Article: How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?, by Alex DiPrima & Geoff Chang Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil Youtube Spreaker Download MP3

Genesis 18–20: On Sordid Sins and the Glimmer of Grace, Even in Sodom and Gomorrah (Bible Talk, Ep. 6)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.14.2020

These chapters cover some of the darkest episodes in all of Scripture. We see the wages of sin—death—on full display. And yet, we also see glimmers of God’s grace and mercy.

Preachers Talk, Episode 11: On Finding Your Voice

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 10.08.2020

Every preacher has been shaped by others preachers. That’s inevitable. But how can preachers find their own voice even as they appreciate their various influences?

Genesis 15–17: On The Lord’s Covenant Ceremony, Sarah’s Covenant Scheme, and Abraham’s Covenant Sign (Bible Talk, Ep. 5)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 10.07.2020

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about the Lord’s covenant ceremony (Gen. 15), Sarah’s covenant scheme (Gen. 16), and Abraham’s covenant sign (Gen. 17). 

Genesis 12–14 | On Lot’s Fateful Journey East, the War of the Pirate-Kings, and Abram’s “Aragorn Moment” (Bible Talk, Ep. 4)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.30.2020

In this episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about a towering Old Testament figure: Abram of the Chaldeans. What kind of man is he?

Preachers Talk, Episode 10: On Preaching the Gospel

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 09.24.2020

Must you preach it in every sermon? How do you prevent every sermon from sounding the same or flattening your text?

Genesis 6:9–11:32: On the Flood, the Tower of Babel, and PETA’s Beef with Genesis 9:3 (Bible Talk, Ep. 3)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.23.2020

In this third episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Noah and the flood, the genealogy of Genesis 10, the Tower of Babel, and what all of this has to do with Jesus.

Genesis 3:20–6:8: On Cain & Abel, the Nephilim, and the Progeny of George Foreman (Bible Talk, Ep. 2)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.16.2020

In the second episode of Bible Talk, Alex Duke chats with Jim Hamilton and Sam Emadi about Genesis 3:20–6:8. As man’s sinfulness grows both broader and deeper, God is still preserving a line of promise.

Genesis 1:1–3:19 | On the Serpent, the Promised Seed, and Nahash the King of the Ammonites (Bible Talk, Ep. 1)

By A. Duke, J. Hamilton, S. Emadi | 09.09.2020

These first three chapters of the Bible are so important because they set the trajectory for everything that comes next—all the way until we get to Revelation 22.

Journal Talk, Episode 5: What “Able to Teach” Means and Doesn’t Mean (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 08.25.2020

When Paul says pastors must be “apt to teach,” what does he mean? That they must be really, really good preachers? That they must be able to draw a crowd?

Preachers Talk, Episode 9: On Giving and Receiving Feedback on Preaching

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 08.20.2020

In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks talks with David Helm and K. Edward Copeland about the value of giving and receiving feedback on preaching.