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 task of sermon application.
There’s nothing more theological than the practical shepherding of Christ’s people, and there’s nothing more practical than robust theological thinking and speaking to Christ’s people.
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.
Recently, our church launched a program dedicated to serving children with behavioral diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, and attachment disorders (common with adoption). Here’s what we’ve learned.
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.
We trivialize the doctrine of Christian liberty when we focus on freedom to while neglecting the beauties of freedom from.
At its core, peace is not singing “Kumbaya” around a campfire with a dozen of your closest friends. The root of peace is the objective reality that God has adopted you into his family as his precious son or daughter.
Let’s re-discover that our Lord’s yoke is easy and light, and in it we’ll find the rest our souls are looking for.
The goal of a church bookstall isn’t actually to sell books. It’s a discipleship tool. The goal is to highlight the particular books you really want your congregation to read.
If your church is seeking to build a benevolence ministry that’s biblical and informed by best practices, then this little book will be an indispensable resource.
Mailbag #46: Tricky Membership Question about Immigration; Pastoring a Church with Lots of DivorceesBy Jonathan Leeman | 12.23.2016
— A woman who came to the United States under false pretenses wants to join our church. What should we do? — How should a pastor proceed when he inherits a church with several divorcees?
Despite the more than 1500 years between us, I couldn’t help but notice the wisdom John Chrysostom offered for pastors today.
A local association of churches is essential and critical to the health of pastors and their churches.
I know I’m supposed to delight in God. I know the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Surely Paul wasn’t kidding when he commanded, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice” (Phil. 4:4). He meant it. Joy isn’t the leather interior of the Christian life; it’s […]
Mailbag #41: When the Church Votes “No” on a Clear Discipline Case; The Biblical Case of “Lay Elders”By Jonathan Leeman | 11.11.2016
—What if the congregation votes “no” in a clear case of discipline? —Are “lay elders” a biblical category?