Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church Planting

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.20.2020

Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.

Episode 147: On the Appeal and the Errors of Theonomy (with T. David Gordon)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. David Gordon | 10.12.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors of theonomy. They also consider why might it be appealing to certain Christians in our day and what pastors should do about it.

Episode 146: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 2)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.06.2020

Mark and Jonathan chart about the new 9Marks Journal: Pastoring through Political Turmoil.

Episode 145: On Preparing for a Tough Political Season (Part 1)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how pastors can prepare their people for a tough political season.

Pastoring with Certainty in Uncertain Times

By Zach Schlegel | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

How do we pastor a congregation with conflicting sets of political certainties? How do we maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3) without compromising what’s true?

Should Pastors Endorse a Candidate?

By Bobby Scott | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

For any pastor troubled by how members of his church may vote in November, instead of using your pulpit to publicly endorse a candidate, perhaps it would be better to patiently disciple your congregation toward Christ-like maturity.

Hey Pastor, Has Anyone Ever Told You You’re a Good Listener?

By Dan Miller | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Love leans in and listens well. May God help us so love one another.

Pastoring Amid Suspicion

By Tony Shepherd | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

The current cultural moment is tumultuous, and having honest conversation about polarizing topics is a difficult task for any church. But we must fight suspicion.

Should You Be a Political Activist?

By Brian Davis | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

What’s often missing in our calls to action is charity and freedom.

Pastoring Through A Contested Election: A Kenyan Perspective

By Ken Mbugua | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

If there’s ever a time to trust in the sufficiency of God’s Word, it’s in the midst of political turmoil.

Pastoring in Political Turmoil — A Perspective from Lebanon

By Marwan Aboul-Zelof | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Lebanon is a spectacular country with a rich history. Her beauty is even recorded in the Bible. But for several thousand years, she has been plagued with destruction and corruption.

How to Hold Your Tongue About Politics And Thereby Not Split Your Church Over Things the Bible Doesn’t Talk About

By Greg Gilbert | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Greg Gilbert offers wisdom on how to hold your tongue about politics.

13 Principles for Pastoring Through Political Turmoil

By Jonathan Leeman | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

We feel the political heat for different reasons, but we all feel it. How do we endure? Here are thirteen principles for pastoring through political turmoil.

How Did Charles Spurgeon Address Contemporary Issues in His Preaching?

By A. DiPrima, G. Chang | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Charles Spurgeon lived during a time of social and political upheaval. How did that affect his preaching?

Publicly Praying for Government Authorities

By Shane Walker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoring Through Political Turmoil | 09.29.2020

Why bother praying publicly for politicians? There are so many reasons not to do it. But they’re insufficient. Why? Simply put, because God commands it.