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Pastors’ Talk is a weekly conversation between Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever about practical aspects of the Christian life and pastoral ministry.

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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United States

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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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@9marks

Language:

English

Contact:

202.543.1224


Episodes

Episode 57: On Prayer (with John Onwuchekwa)

9/25/2018
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In the season premiere of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan and Mark sit down with John Onwuchekwa to talk about his new 9Marks book Prayer: How Praying Together Shapes the Church.

Duration:00:36:57

Episode 56: On Pastoral Burnout

7/16/2018
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Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.

Duration:00:31:40

Episode 55: On the Ministry of Good Christian Books

6/5/2018
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Good books help us follow Jesus. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Mark and Jonathan discuss instrumental books in Mark’s conversion, what books every prospective pastor should read, and what books church leaders should hand out to their people.

Duration:00:45:40

Episode 54: On “Broad” & “Narrow” Complementarianism

5/29/2018
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Complementarianism is an umbrella term, under which Christians with both “narrow” and “broad” convictions stand. Narrow complementarians are reluctant to say much more about the differences between men and women beyond texts like Ephesians 5:22 and 1 Tim. 2:12. “Broad” complementarians place these Pauline precepts inside of a larger theological “vision” or “definition” of manhood and womanhood that applies to all of life. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever talk...

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 53: On Deacons

5/21/2018
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What does a biblical deacon do? How do they differ from elders? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan talks to Mark about the biblical office of deacon.

Duration:00:52:18

Episode 52: On the Sufficiency of Scripture

5/14/2018
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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.

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 51: On How the Reformation Changed Sunday Gatherings (with Jonathan Gibson)

5/7/2018
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Through the liturgies of the Reformation, evangelical doctrine was as much caught in public worship as it was taught in published writings

Duration:01:09:56

Episode 50: On the Role of Associate Pastors

4/30/2018
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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.

Duration:00:54:29

Episode 49: On How the Nations Rage

4/23/2018
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In this episode, Mark chats with Jonathan about his new book How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith & Politics in a Divided Age.

Duration:00:55:47

Episode 48: On Core Seminars and Sunday School

4/17/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:35

Episode 47: On T4G and Celebrity Pastors

4/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:53:02

Episode 46: On Biblical Theology

4/2/2018
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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".

Duration:00:55:18

Episode 45: On Elders Meetings (Part 2)

3/26/2018
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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?

Duration:00:51:25

Episode 44: On Elders Meetings (Part 1)

3/19/2018
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Duration:00:40:03

Episode 43: On Pastoring Through Theological Controversies

3/12/2018
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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.

Duration:00:50:06

Episode 42: On the Usefulness of Pastoral Internships

3/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:52:33

Episode 41: On Prayer Service

2/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:32

Episode 40: On Facing Disappointment

2/20/2018
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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

Duration:00:49:14

Episode 39: On Mere Christianity

2/12/2018
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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?

Duration:00:49:02

Episode 38: On the Pastor's Heart and Other Churches

2/5/2018
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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.

Duration:00:42:02