155 episodes

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

Pastors Talk 9Marks

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 460 Ratings

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

    Episode 152: On Virtual "Church"

    Episode 152: On Virtual "Church"

    • 20 min
    Episode 151: On How Much a Pastor Should Care About His Reputation

    Episode 151: On How Much a Pastor Should Care About His Reputation

    Paul says pastors must be “well thought of by outsiders.” But Jesus says we’re “blessed” when others speak evil about us, even falsely.

    What do we do with this? How much should a pastor care about his reputation?

    • 36 min
    Episode 150: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls - Part 2 (with Matt Schmucker)

    Episode 150: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls - Part 2 (with Matt Schmucker)

    • 24 min
    Episode 149: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls - Part 1 (with Matt Schmucker)

    Episode 149: On Cleaning the Membership Rolls - Part 1 (with Matt Schmucker)

    Some churches report hundreds of members, with dozens in attendance. These churches need to “clean their rolls.”

    Jonathan Leeman chats with Mark Dever and Matt Schmucker about what that means and why churches should do it.

    • 22 min
    Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church Planting

    Episode 148: On How A Culture of Discipling + Lay Elders = Church Planting

    Healthy churches plant churches. But how? What causes a church to “bubble over”? Here’s one way.

    • 27 min
    Episode 147: On the Appeal and the Errors of Theonomy (with T. David Gordon)

    Episode 147: On the Appeal and the Errors of Theonomy (with T. David Gordon)

    Broadly speaking, “theonomy” is the theological persuasion that civil societies ought to be governed by the Mosaic Law. In this episode of Pastors Talk, Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever chat with T. David Gordon about the errors and appeal of theonomy.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
460 Ratings

460 Ratings

Joshua D. B. ,

A Rich Blessing

As a church resident in their early 20’s pursuing the ministry and desiring to plant churches overseas, 9Marks and Pastor’s Talk have been indispensable in strengthening my ecclesiology, love for the church, and humility for ministry. These two brothers a a rich blessing from God to the church today.

PastorLanceFCC ,

Helpful and frustrating

I love the content of this podcast. Even if I don’t agree with their conclusions I appreciate the way that they have thought things through and defend their positions. However, Mark’s interruptions and talking over others makes it almost unlistenable. There is almost always a point in the podcast where I come close to turning it off because of the interruptions.

i am awsome and very humble about it ,

5 stars of a solid podcast

This is one of the most helpful podcasts. 9marks has been an indispensable part of my life. I’ve learned and profited much from the healthy church bois

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