For those looking to while away the yuletide coma, here’s a rundown of what content got traction in 2018. It’s limited to stuff that was posted in 2018, rather than viewed then (if we were including previous years‘ output, for example, this post would’ve come in third). Enjoy!

Top Posts

  1. If Your Church Doesn’t Preach the Gospel
  2. Hiding in Plain Sight: The Lost Doctrine of Sin
  3. Closer Than You Think (The Trouble with Deconstruction)
  4. Why Imputation Parenting Books Will Never Sell
  5. What Happened After Mr Rogers Visited Koko the Gorilla
  6. Everything Happens For a Reason… And Other Lies I’ve Loved
  7. My Church Is Not CrossFit
  8. God’s Two Words: An Introduction
  9. Why Is Jesus Slumming With that Denomination?
  10. Grace in an Age of Fentanyl
  11. What They Don’t Show You on Fixer Upper
  12. Improve Thyself! On the Fantasy Self You’re Failing to Become

Honorable Mentions: Mother of All Mothers, We Were Not Made to Be Famous, Five Years of Grace and Bad Coffee, Johnny Cash and Our Culture of Mercilessness, The Gift of Profanity, Still in Diapers at Thirty, Wendell Berry’s Plea for Grace, On Being the Center of the Universe

Three Most Popular Talkingbird Episodes

  1. Experiencing the Spirit in Failure and in Love – Simeon Zahl
  2. A Lucky Break: How Grace Frees Us From Being Control Freaks – Michael Horton
  3. Comforting the Heart of Hearing: Distinguishing Law and Gospel as Pastoral Care – Jady Koch

Most Popular Facebook Post (From a Post Not Mentioned Above): This one and then, this one

Most Popular Instagram: Aw shucks

Most Downloaded Sermons

  1. Jesus Means Freedom – RJ Heijmen
  2. It’s All True – Sarah Condon
  3. The Great Invincible Surmise – David Zahl
  4. The Deadliest Catch – Jacob Smith
  5. Round Up the Usual Suspects – Matthew Schneider

Most Watched Conference Talks

  1. Everything I Never Learned From Seinfeld – David Zahl
  2. A Dirty Church, Body Shame and God’s Twisted Smile – Chad Bird
  3. Not Weak on Sanctification: Christians Grow in Reverse – Nick Lannon
  4. The Good News of Alcoholics Anonymous for Everybody – John Zahl
  5. Let Not Conscience Make You Linger – Timothy Blackmon