Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.

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on church buildings podcast 9Marks

Episode 84: On Church Buildings

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.23.2019

We know the church is comprised of the people, not the building. And yet, church buildings can be extremely valuable, useful, and vital for the health of long-term Christianity.

Pastors' Talk Episode 83 - On Evangelism

Episode 83: On Overcoming Fear in Personal Evangelism (with Isaac Adams)

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.16.2019

As Christians, we know we should share the gospel, but many of us feel discouraged—either about our lack of evangelism, or the lack of fruit from our evangelism. What can we do about this? Where can we lousy evangelists find hope?

Church Budgeting podcast

Episode 82: On How Your Budget is a Spiritual Issue (with Jamie Dunlop)

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman | 04.02.2019

If you want to see your church move toward health, the church budget has to move toward health.

Pastors' Talk podcast episode on lament

Episode 81: On the Christian Practice of Lament (with Mark Vroegop)

By J. Leeman, M. Vroegop | 03.26.2019

Lament is a “prayer in pain that leads to trust.”

On Planning your Preaching Schedule

Episode 80: On Planning Your Preaching Schedule

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.19.2019

Mark plans out the preaching schedule for CHBC nearly a year in advance. But why?

Episode 79: On Funerals

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.12.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark about how to preside over funeral services.

Episode 78: On Pastoring Members in the Workplace (with Sebastian Traeger)

Episode 78: On Pastoring Members in the Workplace (with Sebastian Traeger)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, S. Traeger | 03.05.2019

Pastors, the vast majority of people in your church will spend tens of thousands of hours at work. How will you help them connect the gospel to their work?

On Living Close to Your Church Pastors Talk

Episode 77: On Living Close to your Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.26.2019

Mark and Jonathan discuss why Christians should consider proximity to their church when they’re deciding where to live.

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.

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.

On Cancelling Church

Episode 71: On Canceling Church

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.15.2019

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan discuss the biblical and theological principles for why Christians gather on Sundays, and why, generally speaking, those principles make canceling any Sunday gathering an unusual choice.

On Church Revitalization

Episode 70: On Church Revitalization (with Aaron Menikoff & Andy Davis)

By A. Menikoff, A. Davis, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.08.2019

What do pastors in the throes of church revitalization need to know? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark and two other pastors who went through a revitalization, Andy Davis and Aaron Menikoff.