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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.
||CleanEpisode 30: On Planning the Sunday Gathering (with Matt Merker)||What goes into planning the Sunday gathering? Who should pick the songs, the Scripture readings, the types of prayer? Should all these choices be thematically related to the text that will be preached? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Matt...||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: On Sermon Preparation||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?||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: On Seminary & Pastoral Training (with C. J. Mahaney)||Almost everyone agrees pastors need to be trained, both practically and theologically. But does this mean they must receive formal theological training from a seminary? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews both Mark and C. J....||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: On How to Find a Pastor||How should a church find its next pastor? Who makes this decision? A search committee? A group of elders? The pastor all by himself? And once such a search begins, how should it start? In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan interviews Mark...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: On Multi-Site Churches (with Matt Chandler)||Over the past several decades, the multi-site church model has become quite popular. Recently, however, The Village Church, pastored by Matt Chandler, announced it was transitioning all of its sites into independent local churches. In this episode of...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: On the Mission of the Church||What is the mission of the church? Is it to preach the gospel and make disciples—or is that too narrow? What about good works? What about seeking transformation for our neighborhoods—or is that too broad?||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: On Pastoral Friendships||Pastoring can be lonely. But it doesn’t have to be.||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: On Polity and Discipleship||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 of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about these question||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: On the Conscience||Evangelicals are always in danger of losing the gospel because they don’t appreciate the role of the conscience and Christian freedom. The conscience is there to protect Christian freedom—and Christian freedom protects us from legalism. This is...||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: On Missions||Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about how local churches can more wisely support overseas work.||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: On the Reformation||In conjunction with the Fall 2017 Journal "The Reformation and Your Church," Jonathan Leeman interviews Mark Dever on the Reformation and its usefulness for Christians today.||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: On Church Mergers and Plants||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. Also: this will be our last Pastors’ Talk until September, though...||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: On Conversion||In a few weeks, we’re releasing a new book, Conversion: How God Creates a People, in which Michael Lawrence makes the case that one’s doctrine of conversion has massive effects on one’s philosophy of ministry. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, M||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: On How to Receive and Dismiss Members||One of the most important and time-consuming tasks for a church and its pastors involves receiving and releasing members, bringing them in and seeing them out. And yet, it's almost never talked about in books on the church or in seminary. To fill in...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: On Corporate Prayer||In many evangelical churches, the public prayers are casual, short, and few. Is that a problem? How does this contemporary situation compare to the history of Protestant churches? How should pastors seek to reinvigorate their churches’ prayer...||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: On How Quickly a Pastor Should Make Changes||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, and many have left churches worse off due to their hastiness in implementing change. To help pastors with this,...||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: How the “Senior Pastor” Relates to Other Pastors||Does the senior pastor—or the teaching pastor, or the lead pastor, or whatever title your church gives to the man who preaches most often—have more authority than other pastors, either in the pay of the church or not? Does he have a kind of differen||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: On Being a Word-Centered Church||It’s a question countless pastors ask every single day: How can I grow my church? In his new book WORD-CENTERED CHURCH, Jonathan Leeman offers a biblical answer to that question. In summary, God intends to grow his church through the proclamation of.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: On Small Groups||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? Mark and Jonathan discuss these questions and.||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: On Being “Called” to Ministry||Being “called” to ministry isn’t entirely personal, internal, and subjective. It involves both the individual and a church, an internal desire and external confirmation. In this Pastors’ Talk episode, Jonathan asked Mark about common misconcept||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Should A Church Reflect Its Surrounding Community?||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? For the latest Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to chat about these..||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: On the Use and Abuse of Authority||Authority is God’s good and dangerous gift. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance for pastors and church leaders to exercise their authority well, and in doing so image God. SHOW NOTES: – Why is authority such an under-talked about topic? (:4||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: What Makes a Good Pastor?||How do we know what makes a good pastor? Do we learn this exclusively from the Bible? From the latest business books? Jonathan chats with Mark about what a pastor is, and what it means to take a pastoral approach to Christian ministry.||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: How to Leave Your Church Well||Jonathan chats with Mark about good and bad reasons to leave a church, and offers principles for leaving well once the decision has been made.||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: On Pastoring Singles||We just released a Journal with close to 20 articles on Pastoring Singles. Because the Journal was Mark’s idea, Jonathan sat down with him to ask questions on the topic. SHOW NOTES: – Why a Journal on singles? (0:40) – What are the biggest...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: On Political Disagreements in the Church||We live in politically contentious times. Jonathan Leeman sat down with Mark Dever to chat about how to pastor people faithfully amidst political disagreement. SHOW NOTES: – March us through how you pastored through the most contentious election in.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: On Receiving Criticism as a Pastor||If you’re a pastor, you’re used to being criticized—both fairly and unfairly. In this episode of Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan sits down with Mark to chat about receiving criticism well, the dangers of avoiding criticism altogether, and how to build i||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: On Sermon Application||If a preacher is doing his job well, then he's not only explaining what a text means, but also applying that meaning to the lives of his hearers. In this episode of Pastors' Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about the difficult...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: On Pastoring in the Age of Social Media||A mere ten years ago, social media didn’t exist. Now it’s everywhere. Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to chat about the difficulties of pastoring in the age of social media. SHOW NOTES: – What are some of the dangers you see intrinsic||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: On Gospel Growth Beyond Your Church||In the inaugural episode of our new podcast Pastors’ Talk, Jonathan Leeman sits down with Mark Dever to talk about seeing the gospel grow in your city, not just your church. SHOW NOTES: – What do you do when the revival you’ve been praying for..||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Thankful for this resources. I've been a fan on the 9Marks books and article for a long time. Including a podcast in the mix is a great way to bring others into the conversation. I highly recommend you subscribe and make this part of your routine.
Pastor's talk is an excellent resource. Mark exudes pastoral wisdom and is able to address timely questions posed by Jonathan; such as addressing social media usage in the church. The podcast provides a helpful medium for hearing how Mark, Leeman, and CHBC practically apply what we have been reading for many years.
For any pastor desiring to grow in their ministry this is the perfect help. Mark and Jonathan do a great job in addressing issues particular to the pastorate. I highly recommend it for those who are serious about doing ministry well!