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Q educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. Listen to the Q Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.
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Jul 6, 2017

Forty percent of Americans believe that those with opposing political views pose a threat to the nation. In many ways, we are more divided than ever before: from race, to women’s rights, to conservative and liberal policies. But when we focus on differences it’s impossible to move toward creating community. Hip-hop artist, Propaganda, reminds us that the solution is to be intersectional. As a prophetic voice for reconciliation, he encourages us to find common ground.

Jun 29, 2017

In a wide-ranging conversation interspersed with song, author of The Sacredness of Questioning Everything David Dark and musician Dave Bazan (formerly, of Pedro the Lion) will discuss the struggles of a questioning faith. They’ll wrestle with the joys and tensions of attempting to sustain a creative and neighborly livelihood without lying or going crazy.

Jun 22, 2017

There are 1.9 billion children in the world, 400 million of which live in extreme poverty. With so many suffering the consequences of war, displacement, and circumstances outside of their control, how can we inject life, hope and promise for a future they can hardly imagine? Rich Stearns, President of World Vision, and Khalil Sleiman, who grew up as a Syrian refugee, will remind us how we take care of the world’s most vulnerable matters—not only for this moment, but for generations to come.

Jun 15, 2017

From the Psalmist to the astronomers, people for centuries have suggested that the natural world is a portal to the transcendent (Ps. 19:1). But it has always been difficult for the average earth dweller to grasp the breadth of such assertions - that is, until world-class telescopes like the Hubble Space Telescope started showing us a universe we never dreamed of. Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman shares the latest astronomical images and discoveries and talks with Louie Giglio about how galaxies, stars, and planets form, what they can teach us about God, and how good science strengthens our faith.

Jun 8, 2017

How do you live out your faith in the public eye? Gabe Lyons has a conversation with Ernie Johnson, Jr. as they discuss what Ernie has learned from over 28 years of sports commentating with some of the most well-known figures in the NBA. 

Jun 1, 2017

In this week's episode, Gabe had a conversation with Heather Avis, author of 'The Lucky Few.' She shares her story of adoption and finding out that our plans are not like God's plans. Listen in as she talks about advocating for the vulnerable, cheering on one another and loving those with special needs. 

May 25, 2017

While we enjoy products from around the world, someone else is paying the price. How can we make a difference in the world when we aren't always sure what is helping the issues of the world. Justin Dillon talks to Gabe Lyons about his new project, "A Selfish Plan to Change The World."

May 18, 2017

In this episode, Gabe Lyons interviews John Mark Comer, the author of 'God Has A Name' as they discuss the importance of thinking well about who God is. What does it mean to know God and to know Him in truth and with understanding? 

May 11, 2017

Today, the typical local church is not disruptive; rather, it has been disrupted. In what should otherwise be the church’s finest hour, our collective witness has been undermined by a lack of thoughtful, proactive, and holistic engagement on matters of race, class, culture, and community. Gabe Lyons sat down with author of "Disruption" Mark DeYmaz to discuss this important moment. 

May 4, 2017

In an earlier series, we talked about the Six Practices over a number of weeks. Now, we've got the entire talk by Greg Thompson available in one podcast. How can the Church respond to this cultural moment? What does it mean to live out our faith in the public arena? 

Apr 20, 2017

What are the implications for the community when we consider the legalization of marijuana? What are the ways it could potentially contribute in positive ways and other ways that it might fall short? Gabe Lyons introduces some compelling conversations from a few people with different backgrounds surrounding the subject. 

Apr 13, 2017

What is success? And is our definition of success making us poor? In his talk at Q Nashville in 2014, economist Brian Fikkert says that it's our flawed understanding of success that's making us sick, tired, and mentally ill. The solution, he says, is to better understand what God says human flourishing looks like. It starts from understanding what it means to be made in the image of God. Listen in as we discuss what this looks like in our real lives. 

Apr 6, 2017

Over the past half century, America has moved from a culture of self-effacement to a culture of self-expression: think Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. A TIME magazine cover once called out the "Me, Me, Me Generation" and the ways today's culture and technologies feed a present narcissism. But even with this apparent rise of self-love, there's also an institutional bent in Millennials that wasn't there in Gen X. So is it "me" or "we"? No matter the answer, it's time to rediscover the power of humility.

Mar 30, 2017

What does it mean to think well about singleness? It's easy for the church to make marriage into an idol, but our single friends have much to offer and are a vital part of the conversation. Listen in as Annie F. Downs shares about her experience and how she's striving for fulfillment in singleness, whatever the outcome. 

Mar 23, 2017

Each year at Q, we partner with Praxis Labs to hear from some of the best up-and-comping visionaries. These people want to present their big idea to the room and our hope is that they will change the world with their incredible ideas. Listen in as Gabe Lyons introduces a few Praxis talks from Q Conferences past and consider joining us this year at #Q2017 by visiting www.qideas.org2017

Mar 16, 2017

Q Founder and President Gabe Lyons sits down for a conversation with James K.A. Smith about his upcoming book, "You Are What You Love." What does it mean to view our world holistically and how can Christians reclaim some lost practices? 

Mar 9, 2017

What if you found your life's work when you were middle-aged? In this episode, we get the chance to listen to a compelling talk by Shauna Niequest as she explores her mother's journey into calling.

Mar 2, 2017

What does it mean to really invest in a city? How can we be better influences in our communities? This week, we're listening to a talk by Wayne Gordon in Chicago and another by Chris Horst in Denver as they explain how they see God moving in their cities. 

Feb 23, 2017

Join us as we sit down with Rebekah Lyons, Q Co-Founder and author of "You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are." She talk about calling and how her life has been shaped by paying attention to where her "burden and talents collide." 

Feb 17, 2017

What does it mean to live in a pluralistic society? How can we engage with those who do not believe the same things we do? The religious climate of the world we live in diverse, so we sat down with Miroslav Volf to hear about what it means to live alongside others well. 

Feb 9, 2017

A generation passionate about authentic faith has given rise to a new golden age of Christian optimism and social activism. But as a dizzying number of organizations call for our attention and engagement, Christians are beginning to see the pitfalls that dot this landscape: slacktivism, cause faddishness, empathy fatigue, burnout and cynicism. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson argues to do activism well means carrying with us the awareness that our activism cannot fix everything—it cannot erase a broken past, even as it imagines a better future.

Feb 2, 2017

We are in danger of losing a new generation to the numbing agents of electronics. Dr. Kara Powell, executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, wonders what it means to raise children in a digital age. She argues that stewardship of technology doesn't start with kids; it starts with parents. If parents are addicted to technology and are not fully present as a result, that's the posture children will mimic.

Jan 26, 2017

In a nation in which the church was once a dominant and unifying mainstay in America life, what does it look like to be the minority?

Jan 19, 2017

How Christians think of politics, how we relate the machinations of politics to the promises of God and reality of the gospel, will determine how we respond to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Listen in as Michael Wear discusses his new book, "Reclaiming Hope" and what it means to think well about politics as a person of Faith. 

Jan 12, 2017

How can Christians approach conversations about transgender identity? Q President Gabe Lyons sits down with Melinda Selmys, who lives with gender dysphoria, and Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a professor of psychology at Regent University to answer questions about this important topic.

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