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.

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?

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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