Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.
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.
In this final Pastors Talk episode of 2020, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about the highs and lows of this particular year.
Are you looking for books to read this holiday season? Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about a bunch of fun biographies.
Among the many things 2020 has made more complicated, chief among them is caring for members who are unwilling to come back to church.
For years, certain churches and ministries have referred to “virtual church” or “attending church online.” This year of COVID-19—the “anti-gathering virus,” as Mark puts it in this episode—has made such phrases even more popular.
Paul says pastors must be “well thought of by outsiders.” But Jesus says we’re “blessed” when others speak evil about us, even falsely.
What do we do with this? How much should a pastor care about his reputation?
Episode 149 explained what “cleaning the rolls” means, and why pastors should lead their churches to do it. Episode 150 continues the conversation, but focuses on how to actually get it done.
Some churches report hundreds of members, with dozens in attendance. These churches need to “clean their rolls.”
Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.
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.