Pastors' Talk show

Pastors' Talk

Summary: 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 47: On T4G and Celebrity Pastors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1774


 Episode 46: On Biblical Theology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1800

In this episode, Mark and Jonathan sit down with Nick Roark, a pastor and the author of the new book "Biblical Theology: How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel".

 Episode 45: On Elders Meetings (Part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1848

Jonathan and Mark continue their conversation on elders' meetings, exploring common questions like: should elders require unanimity? What should a new pastor do if he inherits a contentious elder? Should close decisions be delayed, or should elders just move forward? How can senior pastors resist the temptation to dominate every meeting?

 Episode 44: On Elders Meetings (Part 1) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1393


 Episode 43: On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1888

It's not a pastor's job to have a PhD. But pastors *are* called to protect the flock from false teachers, and to shepherd people through theological questions and concerns. In this episode of Pastors' Talk, Mark and Jonathan are joined by Ligon Duncan of Reformed Theological Seminary to talk through these issues.

 Episode 42: On the Usefulness of Pastoral Internships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1758

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt Merker—a pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church—chats with Mark Dever about the usefulness of pastoral internships.

 Episode 41: On Prayer Service | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1623

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever discuss the benefits and best practices of hosting a regular, church-wide prayer gathering—in addition to the Sunday service.

 Episode 40: On Facing Disappointment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1740

How should pastors respond when their ministry is marked by disappointment and unmet expectations? "Pastor, if you’re discouraged by a lack of fruit, stop looking at the past 20 days. Look at the past 20 years." — Mark Dever

 Episode 39: On Mere Christianity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1711

Is “mere Christianity”—the conviction that we should focus on only what’s essential to being a Christian—really the path toward true Christian unity? Does it guard the gospel over time?

 Episode 38: On the Pastor's Heart and Other Churches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1478

Pastors are used to saying goodbye to long-time friends. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark about how to prepare for these sad-but-joyful moments.

 Episode 37: On the 20th Anniversary of 9Marks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1640

January 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of 9Marks. To celebrate that milestone, Jonathan interviewed the two guys who were there when it all began: Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker.

 Episode 36: On Discipling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1778

Discipling doesn’t need to be tethered to an elaborate program. Instead, it should be a part of a church’s culture. That’s easy to say, but hard to implement. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever about discipling in the local church.

 Episode 35: On Leadership (with H.B. Charles, Burk Parsons, and Jeramie Rinne) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2272

Jonathan Leeman interviews four seasoned pastors—Mark Dever, Burk Parsons, H. B. Charles, and Jeramie Rinne—about leadership.

 Episode 34: On Church Discipline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1491

Episode 34: On Church Discipline

 Episode 33: On Race (part 2) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1918

Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman continue their conversation about racial division in the church, highlighting the ways pastors can both educate themselves and work against it.


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