Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.
Pastoring can be lonely. But it doesn’t have to be.
Does church order really have anything to do with discipleship? Isn’t one polity—presbyterian, congregational, etc.—just as good as another?
In this episode, Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to talk about the conscience and Christian liberty.
Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about how local churches can more wisely support overseas work.
Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today
We just released a Journal on church planting and church mergers. Because neither Mark nor Jonathan wrote an article for it, we devoted this episode of Pastors’ Talk to the topic.
Mark and Jonathan chat about how a pastor’s doctrine of conversion will have massive effects on his philosophy of ministry.
One of the most important and time-consuming tasks for a church and its pastors involves receiving and releasing members. And yet, it’s almost never talked about in books on the church or in seminary.
In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem?
It’s tempting for a new pastor to show up with a laundry list of problems that need to be fixed. But that approach almost never works.
If you’ve served in a church with a plurality of elders, then you’ve felt tension over questions about how the “senior” pastor relates to other pastors.
How can I grow my church? If your answer doesn’t mention God’s Word, then you’re starting in the wrong place.
These days, small groups are quite common. But are they enough for community and accountability? What’s the best way to do small groups such that they don’t interfere with the regular Sunday gathering?
Jonathan asked Mark about common misconceptions of pastoral calling, how pastors can cultivate an environment where callings get tested, and the role of the church throughout.
Does your congregation look like the people who live around it? If not, does it matter? How important is it that a church reflects its surrounding community?