Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.
What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer?
How long should a preacher prep for his sermons? When and how should he consult commentaries? What’s the best way to involve others in the process?
Almost everyone agrees pastors need to be trained. But does this mean they must receive formal theological training from a seminary?
Looking for a pastor? Here’s how Mark Dever suggests churches might resist common wisdom in their search.
Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman interview Matt to talk about the reasons behind this transition.
What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow?
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.