Year in Review: 2018 Was a Difficult One for the Church

year in review 2018

Jason Daye is the host of the ChurchLeaders podcast. When he’s not interviewing pastors and authors, Jason serves as Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc. Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends.

Megan Briggs is the Editor of ChurchLeaders.com. Her experience in ministry, an extensive amount of which was garnered overseas, gives her a unique perspective on the global church. She has the longsuffering and altruistic nature of foreign friends and missionaries to humbly thank for this experience. When she’s not writing, Megan likes to explore God’s magnificent creation on display in Colorado.

Reflecting on 2018

In this week’s episode, Jason and Megan discuss some of the highlights of 2018. The discussion reflects on the theological debates that shaped the year, some of our favorite interviews from the podcast, and some of the news stories we covered this year. Join us as we give thanks and ruminate on a year that gave us plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as church leaders.

ChurchLeaders Coverage Mentioned in the Show:

On the topic of #ChurchToo:

Andy Savage Placed on Leave of Absence (Effective Immediately)

Andy Savage Resigning After ‘gain in perspective’ Over Abuse

What the Church Needs to Learn From Jules Woodson

Update: John Ortberg Responds to Bill Hybels Allegations

Willow Creek Leaders Resign: ‘Trust has been broken’ Over Bill Hybels Case

Danielle Strickland Delivers the Message of the Moment at the GLS

Paige Patterson Out as Head of SWBTS

UPDATE: Paige Patterson Named President Emeritus After Woman Claims He Silenced Her Disclosure of Rape

Paige Patterson Fired and Stripped of Benefits

J.D. Greear: Judgment Begins at the House of the Lord/SBC

Here’s What You Need to Know About #WhyIDidntReport

The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel:

John MacArthur on Social Justice: It’s Heresy

The “Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel” Stirs Up Controversy and Conversation

Russell Moore Responds to the Statement on Social Justice

Social Justice or Evangelism? There Shouldn’t Even Be a Debate

This Is Why Al Mohler Didn’t Sign the Statement on Social Justice

The Migrant Caravan:

Pastor Wanted to Know the Truth About the Migrant Caravan. So He Joined It

Pastor Who Joined Migrant Caravan Treated ‘like family’

Leaders We Lost:

Eugene Peterson Passes Joyfully Into Glory at 85

The Indelible Legacy of Eugene Peterson, In Quotes

Billy Graham Has Gone Home to Be With Jesus at 99

The Billy Graham Funeral Was His Last Crusade

Things That Gave Us Hope:

The Church Being the Church as Fires Rage in California

This Is the Cutest Ministry Team You Will See Helping People in California

Hellbent 823 Protects Victims of California’s Deadly Camp Fire

Podcast Episodes Mentioned in the Show:

Eugene Peterson: What Most Pastors Don’t Know about Pastoring

Andy Stanley: Why I Stopped Saying ‘The Bible Says’ When I Preach

Corey Nelson: How to Unintentionally Start a Church for Children

Craig Groeschel: How to Pastor With Integrity

Bryan Loritts: White Evangelicalism and the Hope I See

Gavin Rogers: Why I Joined the Migrant Caravan

Jon Sanders: Embrace Your Small Town, Don’t Try to Escape It

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Jason Daye
As Director of Ministry Development for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. Jason lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his beautiful wife and six children, where he enjoys hiking with his family, fighting rainbow trout, summiting 14ers and swapping stories with good friends. Connect with him on Twitter @jasondaye

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