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.

Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Life and Ministry in the Southern Baptist Convention

By D. Akin, M. Dever | 10.29.2010

Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Seminary, talks about his conversion, the Great Commission Resurgence, easy believism, what he’s learned from Paige Patterson and Al Mohler, and more.

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An Amazing Testimony of God’s Grace

By M. Dever, M. McConnell | 09.30.2010

Mez McConnell tells the riveting story of how God rescued him from a life of drugs and violence and sent him to preach the gospel in inner-city Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Training Pastors

By D. Jackman, M. Dever | 08.27.2010

Can you “make” a preacher or is preaching simply a gift? Find out in this interview with David Jackman, founder of the Cornhill Training Course.

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Women, Christianity, and Feminism

By C. McCulley, M. Dever | 08.04.2010

Carolyn McCulley discusses feminism, ministering to singles, Christian social action, and what it means to be a “crush catalyst.”

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What is the Gospel?

By C. J. Mahaney, G. Gilbert | 06.25.2010

The gospel. The cross. The kingdom. The church. Greg Gilbert and C.J. Mahaney discuss all this and more.

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church

By J. Leeman, M. Lawrence, T. R. Schreiner | 06.01.2010

Why is biblical theology essential for pastoral ministry? How do you do it? Find out in this roundtable discussion with Michael Lawrence, Tom Schreiner, and Jonathan Leeman.

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The Reformation, Then and Now

By M. Dever, M. Reeves | 05.04.2010

Is the Reformation over? Does it matter today? Michael Reeves unpacks the story and theology of the Reformation and exhorts Christians to study the Reformation for the sake of the gospel.

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Evangelical Christians and Modern America

By M. Dever, O. Guinness | 04.08.2010

Os Guinness explores doubt, evil, modernity, the new atheism, evangelical obsession with the present, and more.

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Life and Word-Centered Ministry

By M. Dever, W. Taylor | 03.01.2010

William Taylor, rector of St. Helen’s in London, discusses good preaching, bad theology, training pastors and more.

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The Surprising Offense of God’s Love: Church Membership with Jonathan Leeman

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.01.2010

Mark Dever hosts a roundtable with Jonathan Leeman and John Folmar to discuss God’s love and church membership and Leeman’s new book which considers their connection.

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The Story of Matt with Matt Chandler

By M. Dever, M. Chandler | 01.01.2010

A note from Mark Dever: “This past August, Matt shared an hour with us to talk about his ministry. In light of what has happened to Matt in recent days (cancer diagnosis), we contacted him about publishing this interview. He said he was very happy for us to present it, and that he was continuing to trust in God for the future. As you listen to this interview, thank God for our brother and pray for him.”


Leadership Interview with Mark Dever

Pastoral Ministry and Training with Phillip Jensen

By M. Dever, P. Jensen | 12.01.2009

Phillip Jensen attacks evangelical assumptions about ministry training, spiritual gifts, and more.

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Inspiring Lives with Iain Murray

By I. H. Murray, M. Dever | 11.01.2009

Iain Murray, one of evangelicalism’s premier biographers, points to several luminaries from church history you might have missed.

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Christian Rap with Shai Linne and Voice

By C. "Voice" Allen, M. Dever, S. Linne | 10.01.2009

Are “Christian” and “rap” mutually exclusive? Hardly. Shai Linne and Voice explain hip hop culture, rap music’s potential for the gospel, and why rap can’t replace preaching.


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Being Faithful in a Secular World with Darryl Hart

By D. G. Hart, M. Dever | 08.01.2009

Darryl Hart discusses J. Gresham Machen, evangelicalism, and why Christians shouldn’t be afraid of secularism.