Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.
Jonathan chats with Mark and Kevin about the roles of men and women in healthy churches.
Christians should happily give to their church. Right? What else is there to say on this topic?
Why should pastors meet with prospective church members? What should they talk about when they do?
What does the Bible say about deacons? How are they different than elders? Should they balance the authority of the elders?
Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the value of preaching big chunks of texts, including whole books in one sermon.
Are sabbaticals in the Bible? Are they . . . fair? (After all, what other profession gets them!) How should they be structured?
How much should churches pay their pastors? How can they even find the answer to that question? Should a pastor ever ask for a raise?
Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Jamie Dunlop about these questions.
Firing someone is almost always hard, perhaps especially in the church. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about this difficult topic, one that Mark says is a personal weakness of his.
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Merker about Merker’s new book Corporate Worship.
In a growing church, nominating elders can be hard. After all, people might not know the man. They might never have heard him teach. So what’s a church to do?
How transparent should pastors be with their congregation as they think about pursuing other jobs? As it turns out, Mark Dever and Hershael York offer different counsel on this. Jonathan Leeman chats with them about the wisdom of different approaches.
What is an elder chairman? What do they do? Why is it a helpful role?
Surely you’ve heard someone ask, “But pastor, why should I be baptized?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Bobby Jamieson about that important question.
In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about one of the pastor’s most important jobs: preparing his people for eternity.