What Does 2 John Have to Teach Us about Partnering with False Teachers?

By Sean DeMars | 10.18.2019

We must not align ourselves with false teachers, apostate churches, or any of their ministries in any way that will confuse people about the truth of the gospel and the identity of Jesus.

When Is It Time to Leave?

By Eric Bancroft | 10.16.2019

How does a pastor know when it’s time to leave one church for another? Eric Bancroft says three things must be present.

John Bunyan and Pastoral Calling

By Matt Haste | 10.11.2019

Bunyan and the Puritans understood the high calling of the pastorate and were eager to protect the office. They offer a wise example for helping young men determine if they are called by God to serve as pastors today. 

Episode 99 - On the Pastors Prayer Life with Thabiti Anyabwile & H.B. Charles Jr

Episode 99: On the Pastor’s Prayer Life (with Thabiti Anyabwile & H.B. Charles Jr.)

By H. B. Charles, J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. Anyabwile | 10.08.2019

A prayerless pastor ought to be an oxymoron. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Thabiti Anyabwil, H. H. Charles, Jr. and Mark Dever about a pastor and his prayer life.

Book Review: Letters to the Church, by Francis Chan

Review by Juan Sanchez | 10.03.2019

Chan offers some penetrating and incisive critiques of the modern church but offers a simplistic solution based on a selective and naïve hermeneutic.

“Is This a Sin?”: Ethical Triage and Church Discipline

By Andrew T. Walker | 10.02.2019

When it comes to ethical conflicts facing local churches, we need to carefully distinguish categories of “may” (permissible), “should/should not” (advisable), and “must” (obligatory).

Why and How We Started a Sunday Evening Service

By Matthew Fletcher | 09.30.2019

On the first Sunday of 2019, our church started a Sunday evening service. Here’s how and why we did it.

Episode 97: On Celebrating Pastoral Anniversaries (with Isaac Adams)

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.24.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark and Isaac Adams—who presided over Mark’s 25th anniversary celebration—about how to celebrate pastoral anniversaries.

Book Review: Remaining Faithful in Ministry, by John MacArthur

Review by Bob Johnson | 09.19.2019

If you are going to be faithful in ministry you have to preach the gospel clearly. If you preach the gospel clearly, you will be attacked. When you are attacked, you have to resist making ministry about yourself.

Pastors Talk episode On Church Elders

Episode 96: On Church Elders (with Jeramie Rinne)

By J. Rinne, J. Leeman | 09.17.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Jeramie Rinne about church elders.

Pastoring in a City Full of Mega-Churches

Pastoring in a City Full of Mega-Churches

By Aaron Menikoff | 09.12.2019

Why is pastoring in a city full of mega-churches both a blessing and a challenge? Aaron Menikoff explains.

Pastor, Don’t Waste Your Spiritually Dry Seasons

By Jeff Mooney | 09.09.2019

Every Christian—and every pastor—has spiritually dry seasons. How do we handle them?

What is pastoral authority & how to steward it? - Juan Sanchez

What is pastoral authority and how can we steward it?

By Juan Sanchez | 09.04.2019

Pastoral authority is derived from God, it’s rooted in his Word, and it should be shared among a plurality of elders.

Jamie Dunlop Budgeting for Healthy Churches

8 Lessons about Church Budgets

By Jamie Dunlop | 08.28.2019

The overarching goal of a church budget is faithfulness, not funds.

What Did the Cross Achieve?: The Logic of Penal Substitution

By J. I. Packer | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The task which I have set myself in this lecture is to focus and explicate a belief which, by and large, is a distinguishing mark of the word-wide evangelical fraternity: namely, the belief that the cross had the character of penal substitution, and that it was in virtue of this fact that it brought salvation to mankind.