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Episode 76 - Pastors Talk on Pastoral Pay

Episode 76: On Pastoral Pay

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.19.2019

The Great Commission has been fulfilled, at least in part, by local Christians setting aside money to pay someone to teach them God’s Word full-time when possible.

On Church Planting (with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight)

Episode 75: On Church Planting (with Brian Davis and Nathan Knight)

By B. Davis, J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 02.12.2019

What’s the difference between a church plant and a church? Is it best to start a church with a team of pastors rather than a solo pastor?

Episode 73: On Ecclesiology for Calvinist Pastors Talk podcast

Episode 74: On Ecclesiology for Calvinists (with Sam Emadi)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Emadi | 9Marks Journal: Ecclesiology for Calvinists | 02.05.2019

For this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviewed Mark Dever and Sam Emadi about our new Journal, Ecclesiology for Calvinists.

Episode 73 Lord's Supper

Episode 73: On The Lord’s Supper (with Bobby Jamieson)

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.29.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan asks Mark and Bobby a bunch of questions about the Lord’s Supper.

Don’t Ignore the “Speed Limit”: How the Sufficiency of Scripture Should Make Us Patient

By Dave Comeau | 01.28.2019

The Bible’s speed limit signs are posted everywhere, but our focus on numbers and fast growth causes us to speed right by them.

Pastors' Talk on Baptism with Bobby Jamieson

Episode 72: On Baptism (with Bobby Jamieson)

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.22.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan are joined by Bobby Jamieson to discuss practical questions about baptism and its connection to the local church.

Episode 68: On Missionaries and Churches (with Andy Johnson and John Folmar)

Episode 68: On Missionaries and Churches (with Andy Johnson and John Folmar)

By A. Johnson, J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.11.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark, John Folmar, and Andy Johnson to talk about healthy churches and global missions.

On Hospitality and the Gospel Kent & Rosaire

Episode 67: On Hospitality and the Gospel (with Kent & Rosaria Butterfield)

By J. Leeman, K. Butterfield, R. Butterfield | 12.04.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman interviews Kent and Rosaria Butterfield about hospitality and its connection to the gospel.

Episode 66 On Contextualization — Pastors Talk

Episode 66: On Contextualization (with John Folmar and Trip Lee)

By J. Folmar, J. Leeman, M. Dever, T. Lee | 11.27.2018

What’s the goal in contextualization? How do we know if we’ve gone too far, or not far enough?

Episode 65: On Jonathan’s New Book, The Rule of Love

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 11.20.2018

The Bible tells us that “God is love.” But what does that actually mean? And what does it have to do with our lives and the local church?

The Pastor and Pornography podcast

Episode 64: On Equipping the Church to Fight Pornography Together (with Deepak Reju)

By D. Reju, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 11.13.2018

It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?

The Pastor and Pornography podcast

Episode 63: On The Pastor and Pornography (with Garrett Kell)

By G. Kell, J. Leeman | 9Marks Journal: The Pastor and Pornography | 11.06.2018

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Garrett Kell shares his own past struggles with pornography, and offers counsel to pastors who are currently hiding with secret sin.

On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

Episode 62: On How to Prepare a Church to Practice Discipline

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.30.2018

Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.

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Episode 61: On Shepherding during Disagreements

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.22.2018

‪How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker?‬ ‪Mark and Jonathan discuss.

Cultivating Culture of Evangelism Pastors Talk podcast 9marks

Episode 60: On Cultivating a Culture of Evangelism

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.16.2018

Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.