Episode 26: Preaching, Ecclesiology, and Why Preachers Should Care

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Jonathan Leeman joins me in a discussion on preaching, ecclesiology, and why preachers should care. Dr. Leeman serves as an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and is the editorial director of 9Marks ministry.


Guest(s): Jonathan Leeman


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • Jonathan’s role at 9Marks
  • What is meant by “ecclesiology”
  • Jonathan’s new book Political Church
  • What drew Jonathan to a deep appreciation for ecclesiology
  • Why preachers should care about ecclesiology
  • Why preachers should care about meaningful church membership
  • How lack of church membership undermines the pastor’s preaching
  • Ways pastors can lead their congregations into a healthy understanding of church membership
  • How a proper understanding of ecclesiology flows out of a proper understanding of the Gospel
  • The practical side of ecclesiology
  • A brief discussion on the relationship between the local and universal church


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