On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)

Episode 102: On Helping Church Members with Spiritual Disciplines (with Brian Davis & John Onwuchekwa)

By B. Davis, J. Onwuchekwa, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.29.2019

Pastors want their people to pray and read the Bible. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with three pastors about how to encourage members toward spiritual disciplines by grace and not guilt.

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.

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Episode 100: On Remembering Death (with Ligon Duncan & Matt McCullough)

By J. Leeman, L. Duncan, M. Dever, M. McCullough | 10.15.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with author Matt McCullough about his book “Remember Death.” They’re joined by Mark Dever and Ligon Duncan.

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

Preparing Your People for Promised Suffering

By John Onwuchekwa | 10.10.2019

John Onwuchekwa describes the suffering his church went through—how he tried to prepare them for it, and how he wishes he’d prepared better.

Open Your Bible, Bless Your Church

By Carrie Russell | 10.04.2019

Of course, studying God’s Word is always better than not studying his Word. But the best place to do this is with fellow members from your local church. 

Pastors Talk on Christian Journalism

Episode 98: On Christian Journalism (with Collin Hansen & Matt Smethurst)

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 10.01.2019

How can Christian websites like TGC and 9Marks serve pastors and church leaders? How can the resource rather than obstruct? 

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.

A Tale of Two Baptist Associations

By Geoff Chang | 09.23.2019

Let me tell you the tale of two Baptist associations.

Episode 95: On the Value of Church History

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.10.2019

These days, most Christians and even most pastors don’t know a lot about church history. And with all the busyness of ministry, why should they? Why should pastors care about church history—from the history of the global church to the history of their own local church?

Pastors' Talk Podcast - The Heart of the Gospel

Episode 94: On The Heart of the Gospel

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.03.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about our new Journal—Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement.

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.

The Necessity of Penal Substitution for Suffering Saints

By Whitney Woollard | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

The doctrine of penal substitutionary atonement keeps me sane and secure amid suffering.

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

Ten Atonement Songs You Should Consider Singing

By Bob Kauflin | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

We will never have enough songs to extol the glory of the Lamb who was slain to purchase our salvation.

Why Penal Substitutionary Atonement Matters for Counseling

By Patti Withers | 9Marks Journal: The Heart of the Gospel: Penal Substitutionary Atonement | 08.20.2019

As counselors, we must help our counselees see that because of Christ’s substitutionary atonement they can have relief from guilt and shame, a proper view of forgiveness, and access to the Father.

Your Church Needs More Time for Personal Testimonies

By Dustin Crowe | 08.19.2019

We should consider implementing personal testimonies—the practice of remembering God’s wondrous works and celebrating his mighty deeds in our lives and churches.