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 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1601

What do we mean when we say that Scripture is “sufficient”? Does the sufficiency of Scripture have anything to do with pastoral ministry? Does it shackle pastors or does it provide them reassurance? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan chats with Mark about these questions and more.

 Episode 51: On How the Reformation Changed Sunday Gatherings (with Jonathan Gibson) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2038

Through the liturgies of the Reformation, evangelical doctrine was as much caught in public worship as it was taught in published writings

 Episode 50: On the Role of Associate Pastors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1877

In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with pastors Jamie Dunlop and Bobby Jamieson to discuss their roles, and how their work complements Mark’s as the senior pastor.

 Episode 49: On How the Nations Rage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1794

In this episode, Mark chats with Jonathan about his new book How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.

 Episode 48: On Core Seminars and Sunday School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1497

For many churches, the Sunday School hour has gone by the wayside. In this episode of Pastors' Talk, Mark and Jonathan talk about how Core Seminar classes can become a vital ministry for any local church.

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

We're gearing up for the sixth Together for the Gospel conference. Does this conference—which will host 12,000+ people—exacerbate the problem of celebrity pastors, especially as articulated recently on TGC by Andy Crouch? Mark Dever and Jonathan Leeman discuss this question among many others.

 Episode 46: On Biblical Theology | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1792

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.


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