Pastor, Your Time is Purchased

By Matt Boga | 01.19.2022

Pastor, your time is purchased so that you can lead your people in helpless faithfulness.

Book Review: Lead, by Paul David Tripp

Review by Raymond Johnson | 01.13.2022

This isn’t another how-to book on the highway to heaven. Rather, it clarifies a vision of leadership in the local church in an age of crisis.

On Pastoral Ministry in Post-Christian Sweden (with Johnny Lithell, Ben Lacey, and Caleb Morell) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 192

By B. Lacey, C. Morell, J. Lithell, M. Dever | 12.14.2021

Mark Dever, Caleb Morell, and Ben Lacey chat with Swedish pastor Johnny Lithell about the ups and downs of ministry in a place with so few Christians. 

On Pastoral Patience – Part 2 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 191

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 12.07.2021

How slowly should a pastor change things in a church? Jonathan chats with Mark Dever, John Folmar, and Josh Manley, in this second conversation about pastoral patience.

On Pastoral Patience – Part 1 (with John Folmar & Josh Manley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 190

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, J. Manley, M. Dever | 11.30.2021

Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk to Josh Manley and John Folmar about Christianity in Afghanistan and the UAE, and the necessity of pastoral patience.

How Can I Support International Missions? (with Mark Collins) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 189

By J. Leeman, M. Collins, M. Dever | 11.23.2021

Church members ought to know their missionaries. How can pastors facilitate that relationship?

Editor’s Note: Defending Sound Doctrine Against the Deconstruction of American Evangelicalism

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Jonathan Leeman reflects on the recent and popular project of “deconstructing” evangelicalism.

A Call to Sound Doctrine: The Pastor’s Job Description

By Paul Tautges | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

If we’re committed to biblical shepherding, we must take doctrine seriously, since the ongoing spiritual health and growth of our disciples depends upon it.

Forum: Do Pastors Need a PhD?

By A. Sequeira, J. Hamilton, J. Leeman, M. McCullough, T. R. Schreiner | 9Marks Journal: Sound Doctrine: The Foundation for Faithful Ministry | 11.16.2021

Do pastors need to pursue a PhD?

On The Path to Being a Pastor — Part 2 (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 185

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.26.2021

In a previous conversation, Jonathan chatted with Mark and Bobby about the value of going slowly down the road toward pastoral ministry, of being “filtered.” In this follow-up conversation, they discuss a host of other topics: character qualifications, marriage, biblical knowledge, devotional life, and more.

Episode 184: On The Path to Being a Pastor — Part 1 (with Bobby Jamieson)

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.19.2021

The path to being a pastor is often slow—and that’s a good thing!

On Filtering Pastoral Candidates (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 180

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.21.2021

Men who aspire to be a pastor need to be “filtered.” What does that mean?

Want to Be a Pastor? Be Someone Worth Imitating.

By Bobby Jamieson | 09.08.2021

To be a pastor is to live your life in public. Even when you’re off, you’re on. If you want to be a pastor, get ready to be watched, and start setting an example worth watching.

Learn to Pastor from Faithful Pastors and Healthy Churches

By Bobby Jamieson | 08.18.2021

The best way to learn the art of pastoral medicine is by closely observing a healthy church body. Learn to pastor from faithful pastors and healthy churches.

Don’t Do Weird Stuff

By Sam Emadi | 9Marks Journal: The Ordinary Means of Grace—Or, Don’t Do Weird Stuff | 07.26.2021

For years, 9Marks has been standing with historic Protestantism advocating the ordinary means of grace. There’s nothing radical about this proposal.