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

Pastors Talk

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.

On Men and Women in the Church (with Kevin DeYoung) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 170

By J. Leeman, K. DeYoung, M. Dever | 05.04.2021

Jonathan chats with Mark and Kevin about the roles of men and women in healthy churches.

On Why Should I Give to My Church (with Jamie Dunlop) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 169

By J. Dunlop, J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.27.2021

Christians should happily give to their church. Right? What else is there to say on this topic?

On Membership Interviews | Pastors Talk, Ep. 168

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 04.20.2021

Why should pastors meet with prospective church members? What should they talk about when they do?

On Deacons (with Matt Smethurst) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 167

By J. Leeman, M. Dever, M. Smethurst | 04.13.2021

What does the Bible say about deacons? How are they different than elders? Should they balance the authority of the elders?

On How Can Women Thrive in the Local Church (with Keri Folmar) | Pastors Talk, Ep. 166

By J. Leeman, K. Folmar, M. Dever | 04.06.2021

Are local churches uniquely difficult for women? How can women thrive our churches?

On Overview Sermons | Pastors Talk, Ep. 165

By J. Leeman, M. Dever | 03.30.2021

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.