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Episode 6: On Pastoring Singles

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Singles | 03.21.2017

Jonathan sits down with Mark to ask him questions from our new Journal: Pastoring Singles.

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Episode 5: On Political Disagreements in the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.14.2017

We live in politically contentious times. Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to chat about how to pastor people faithfully amidst political disagreement.

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Episode 4: On Receiving Criticism as a Pastor

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.07.2017

Jonathan sits down with Mark to chat about receiving criticism well, the dangers of avoiding criticism altogether, and how to build into a church structures that cultivate a culture of giving and receiving godly criticism.

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Episode 3: On Sermon Application

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.28.2017

If a preacher is doing his job well, then he’s not only explaining what a text means, but also applying that meaning to the lives of his hearers. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about the difficult task of sermon application.

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Episode 2: On Pastoring in the Age of Social Media

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.21.2017

A mere ten years ago, social media didn’t exist. Now it’s everywhere. Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to chat about the difficulties of pastoring in the age of social media.

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Episode 1: On Gospel Growth Beyond Your Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.14.2017

In the inaugural episode of our new podcast Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about seeing the gospel grow in your city, not just your church.

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Mark Dever Interviews Jonathan Leeman about “Don’t Fire Your Church Members”

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.07.2017

Would you believe it if someone told you church structure actually plays a crucial role in your individual discipleship?

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Western Missions and the Global Church: An Interview with Two International Christians

With Andy Johnson | 9Marks Journal: Healthy Churches around the World | 12.22.2016

In this 9Marks interview, missions pastor Andy Johnson sits down with two international Christians—”Arnold” and “Vincent”—to discuss the role the Western church plays in the growth of Christianity abroad, particularly in the Muslim world and China.

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Conversion & Its Costs: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield

By M. Dever, R. Butterfield | 10.31.2016

20 years ago, Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured English professor, an activist, and a lesbian. Now, she’s a pastor’s wife, a mom, and a Christian. What happened?

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Discipling: A Conversation Between Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.27.2016

“If you say you’re a Christian, but you’re not helping other Christians follow Jesus, I’m simply not sure what you mean.”

God, Politics, and Other Easy Topics—A Conversation with Russell Moore and Mark Dever

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Bethancourt, R. D. Moore | 07.18.2016

Russell Moore and Mark Dever sit down at this year’s SBC to chat about God, Politics, and Other Easy Topics.

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The Shocking, Abysmal, and Embarrassing Failure of Churches to Pray

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Church Praying | 06.10.2016

Prayerlessness is a problem in so many churches. What can we do about it?

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Church Discipline: A Difficult and Necessary Task

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. McConnell | 04.25.2016

Practicing church discipline is difficult. Perhaps this is why many churches seem to have neglected it.

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Lessons for Fools: Mark Dever Asks Os Guinness about His New Evangelism Book

By M. Dever, O. Guinness | 03.08.2016

Christians should be persuasive, and with his new book Fool’s Talk, Os Guinness offers a comprehensive presentation of the art and power of creative and distinctly Christian persuasion.

How should this desire to be persuasive affect our evangelism? Does God expect us to know the answers to every question? And how can we do this while remaining humble, recognizing that salvation is all of grace?

For our most recent 9Marks interview, Mark Dever sits down with Guinness to talk with him about these questions and more. We hope you’ll find it useful.

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Getting into the Weeds of Church Membership and Baptism with Bobby Jamieson and Jonathan Leeman

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman | 07.08.2015

What is baptism? What does baptism mean? Is it simply an individual’s declaration that they now belong to Jesus? Is it a sign and seal of the new covenant, just as God intended circumcision to be a sign and seal of the old? And what does all of this have to do with church membership? Is church membership for everyone? Only baptized believers? Baptized believers and their children?