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, 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.
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.
How does a man discern whether he ought to pursue pastoral ministry?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark, John Folmar, and Andy Johnson to talk about healthy churches and global missions.
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman interviews Kent and Rosaria Butterfield about hospitality and its connection to the gospel.
What’s the goal in contextualization? How do we know if we’ve gone too far, or not far enough?
The Bible tells us that “God is love.” But what does that actually mean? And what does it have to do with our lives and the local church?
It’s vital for individual Christians to pursue holiness. But how can church members work *together* in fighting against the sin of pornography?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Garrett Kell shares his own past struggles with pornography, and offers counsel to pastors who are currently hiding with secret sin.
Before a pastor leads a church to practice discipline, he must teach the church what the Bible teaches. It’s better to woo and win the church in the truth, than to wreck it in the pursuit of rightness.
How should a pastor shepherd people through disagreement? How should he balance the tension between being a truth-teller and a peacemaker? Mark and Jonathan discuss.
Churches shouldn’t farm out personal evangelism to pastors, professionals, or programs. Instead, the goal for every church ought to be a culture of evangelism.
Pastors must teach the church about what a church is. If they don’t, who will?
In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss members meetings—what they are, where they are in the Bible, and how to make them of spiritual interest.