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.

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.

Journal Talk, Episode 4: Good Pastors Know When to Pick a Fight But Prefer to Avoid Them

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.20.2020

Pastors shouldn’t be quarrelsome. But pastors must also contend for the truth. They must gently correct opponents. They must be immovable, steadfast. How do we manage all these diverse callings?

Journal Talk, Episode 3: What to Remember When It’s Going Well—And When It’s Going Poorly

By J. Leeman, R. Ortlund | 08.18.2020

In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Ray Ortlund about what pastors need to remember when things are going well, what they need to remember when things are going poorly, and how he stays so “stinkin’ joyful.”

Journal Talk, Episode 2: Why Should Pastors Care about Their Holiness?

By A. Menikoff, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.13.2020

In this conversation, Jonathan Leeman chats with Aaron Menikoff about his article, and why pastors of all people must care about their personal holiness.

Journal Talk, Episode 1: Be Generous—Give People and Money

By J. Leeman, P. Martin | 9Marks Journal: Shepherding: The Work & Character of a Pastor | 08.11.2020

Churches ought to be generous with their people and their money. Jonathan Leeman chats with pastor Paul Martin about this vital principle of shepherding.

Preachers Talk, Episode 8: On Planning a Preaching Calendar

By D. Helm, J. Meeks, K. Edward Copeland | 07.23.2020

How do you decide what to preach? How long should you stay in a book? Doesn’t planning sermons several months out “quench the Spirit”?

Preachers Talk, Episode 7: On Preaching Over the Long Haul

By D. Helm, E. Copeland, J. Meeks | 06.25.2020

David Helm and Ed Copeland have both been preaching at the same place for more than 20 years. In this episode of Preachers Talk, Jeremy Meeks chats with them about how all preachers should think about preaching for the long haul.