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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Episode 184: On The Path to Being a Pastor — Part 1 (with Bobby Jamieson)

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.19.2021

The path to being a pastor is often slow—and that’s a good thing!

On Church-Centered Missions vs Movement-Driven Missions (Pastors Talk, Ep. 183)

By A. Sequeira, B. Buser, J. Mack Stiles, J. Leeman, S. Logsdon | 10.12.2021

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mack Stiles, Brooks Buser, Scott Logsdon, and Aubrey Sequeira about two diverging approaches to the obeying the Great Commission.

On How Buildings Turn Churches into Time Machines (with Adam Sinnett) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 182

By A. Sinnett, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 10.05.2021

Some people say that investing in a bigger building is at odds with investing in the Great Commission. Is that the case?

On Translating Books and the Great Commission (with Rick Denham, Daniel Henderson and David Adams) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 181

By D. Henderson, D. Adams, R. Denham | 09.28.2021

What does translating books have to do with the Great Commission? Jonathan Leeman sat down with three international publishers to talk about that question.

On Filtering Pastoral Candidates (with Bobby Jamieson) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 180

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.21.2021

Men who aspire to be a pastor need to be “filtered.” What does that mean?

Episode 179: On How to Plant a Church (with Eric Bancroft & Matt Smethurst)

By E. Bancroft, J. Leeman, M. Smethurst | 09.14.2021

Is being a church planter different than being a pastor? What can the book of Acts teach us about church planting?

Episode 178: On Rediscover Church (with Collin Hansen)

By C. Hansen, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 09.07.2021

Some Christians think that local churches are merely dispensers of religious information & religious experiences. Is that true?

On Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved (with David King & Mike Bullmore) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 177

By D. King, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 08.31.2021

How do you preach a Christ-centered sermon from the Old Testament? Jonathan Leeman chats with David King and Mike Bullmore about our new preaching book, Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved.

On Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved (with David King & Mike Bullmore) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 177

By D. King, J. Leeman, M. Bullmore | 08.31.2021

How do you preach a Christ-centered sermon from the Old Testament? Jonathan Leeman chats with David King and Mike Bullmore about our new preaching book, Your Old Testament Sermon Needs to Get Saved.

On Why We Gather Twice on Sundays | Pastors Talk, Ep. 176

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 08.24.2021

Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about gathering twice on Sundays, and why it might be good for your church to be “inconvenient.”

On Plagiarism in the Pulpit (with Ben Lacey) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 175

By B. Lacey, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 07.07.2021

Recently, there’s been lots of conversation about what constitutes plagiarism in the pulpit.

On Why Is the Lord’s Supper So Important? (with Aubrey M. Sequeira & Sam Emadi) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 174

By A. M. Sequeira, J. Leeman, S. Emadi | 06.29.2021

Why is the Lord’s Supper so important? What should ordinary Christians know about it?

On How Can I Find Someone to Disciple Me? (with Garrett Kell & Mike McKinley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 173

By G. Kell, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McKinley | 06.22.2021

Have you ever asked, “How can I find someone to disciple me?” In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever, Garrett Kell, and Mike McKinley about that common question.

On Pastoring and Parenting (with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 172

By D. Helm, J. Leeman, J. Sanchez, M. Lawrence | 06.08.2021

In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with David Helm, Juan Sanchez, and Michael Lawrence about parenting as a pastor. 

On Does God Love Everyone? (with Matt McCullough & Mike McKinley) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 171

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. McCullough, M. McKinley | 05.18.2021

Does God love everyone? A conversation about our new Church Questions booklet on that important question.