Pastors Talk

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 120: On Shepherding Saints While Sheltered In Place (with Garrett Kell)

By G. Kell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.24.2020

These days, pastoring seems very different. But the most important things have remained the same.

Episode 119 - On When the Church Can't Gather

Episode 119: On When the Church Can’t Gather

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.17.2020

Mark and Jonathan chat about COVID-19.

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

Quick Take: What Should Churches Do About Coronavirus?

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.12.2020

In this Pastor’s Talk mini-episode, Mark Dever discusses what pastors and churches should do in light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Episode 118 - On Spontaneous Baptisms

Episode 118: On Spontaneous Baptisms (with Caleb Morell)

By C. Morell, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.10.2020

Are spontaneous baptisms a good idea? Does the book of Acts prescribe them?

On Why Membership follows Baptism

Episode 117: On the Connection Between Baptism & Church Membership

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.03.2020

It should be exceedingly rare to baptize someone apart from local church membership.

Pastors Talk podcast On Training Young Preachers (with Isaac Adams)

Episode 116: On Training Young Preachers (with Isaac Adams)

By I. Adams, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.25.2020

One of the best ways to raise up the next generation of preachers is to give unproven guys opportunities. In this episode, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Isaac Adams about training young preachers.

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Episode 115: On the Regulative Principle

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 02.18.2020

God has told us in his Word how we ought to approach him in worship. This should shape how we plan our Sunday gatherings. But it also raises a question: Are we free to do things in our gatherings that God does not explicitly prescribe?

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members

Episode 114: On Pastoring Difficult Members (with Nathan Knight & John Joseph)

By J. Joseph, J. Leeman, M. Dever, N. Knight | 02.11.2020

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever, John Joseph, and Nathan Knight about a topic every pastor knows well: how to care for difficult people.

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Episode 113: On Biblical Theology (with Paul Alexander)

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, P. Alexander | 02.04.2020

Jonathan, Mark, and guest Paul Alexander chat about the ins and outs of biblical theology.

PASTORS TALK - On Planning & Preaching for Non-Christians

Episode 112: On Planning & Preaching for Non-Christians

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.28.2020

To what degree should our services and sermons be aimed at non-Christians? How “seeker-sensitive” should we be?

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Episode 111: On Expositional Preaching

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 01.21.2020

In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan chats with Mark about expositional preaching.

On Preaching the Supper and the Unity of the Church

Episode 110: On Preaching, the Supper, and the Unity of the Church (with Bobby Jamieson & Mark Feather)

By B. Jamieson, J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Feather | 01.14.2020

Recently, the well-known pastor and author Francis Chan made some alarming comments about preaching, the Lord’s Supper, and the unity of the church. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark Dever, Bobby Jamieson, and Mark Feather about Chan’s comments in particular and the topics of preaching, the Supper, and unity more generally. […]

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Episode 109: On Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 9Marks Journal: Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning | 12.17.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about the new 9Marks Journal, Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning.

Episode 108 - On Why Pastoral Candidates Should NOT Put Their Best Foot Forward (with Blake Boylston)

Episode 108: On Why Pastoral Candidates Should NOT Put Their Best Foot Forward (with Blake Boylston)

By B. Boylston, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.10.2019

Prospective pastors, don’t put your best foot forward. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Blake Boylston about the interviewing and candidating process.

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Episode 107: On Pastoring Amid Depression (with Blake Boylston)

By B. Boylston, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 12.03.2019

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark and Blake Boylston about how pastors ought to face seasons of depression.