Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

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God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this question, and the regulative principle more broadly.


Regulative Like Jazz — Jonathan Leeman
Must All Regulative Principle Churches Look the Same? — Trip Lee

Jonathan Leeman

Jonathan Leeman is the Editorial Director of 9Marks, and an elder at Cheverly Baptist Church in Cheverly, Maryland. You can find him on Twitter at @JonathanLeeman.

Mark Dever

​Mark Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D. C., and the President of 9Marks. You can find him on Twitter at @MarkDever.

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