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Nov 25, 2020

In our current moment, what is hindering the breakthrough of authentic prayer and revival? That’s a question we dive into in this episode of the Q Podcast. Featuring an excerpt from a longer conversation on this critical topic from our recent Q&A gathering, this episode brings together leaders like Jon Tyson, Christine Caine and Corey Russel to get to the root of the problem in our churches and communities of faith when it comes to prayer and revival.

To get access to this full conversation, plus seven more on the topics critical for Christian leadership in the year ahead, purchase a digital pass to watch Q&A on-demand at qideas.org/QA.

Nov 20, 2020

It’s no secret that the isolation we’ve experienced in 2020 has led to a significant impact on mental health—particularly for pastors and church leaders. In this episode of the Q Podcast, we’ll go deeper by listening to an excerpt from an important and timely conversation on mental health and suicide with psychiatrist Curt Thompson, pastor Scott Sauls and author Rebekah Lyons from our recent Q&A gathering.

As the pandemic continues to affect our society—and our churches—in a myriad of ways, this conversation helps us understand how we can pursue a better way forward together.

To get access to this full conversation, plus seven more on the topics critical for Christian leadership in the year ahead, purchase a digital pass to watch Q&A on-demand at qideas.org/QA.

Nov 5, 2020

Following the divisiveness of the U.S. Presidential election, Don Everts joins Gabe Lyons for a helpful and hopeful conversation about how we can create a better future by pursuing the common good in our neighborhoods. Don is the author of the new book, The Hopeful Neighborhood, and he serves as content developer for The Hopeful Neighborhood Project. In this interview, Don shares why he believes our neighborhoods are so important and the opportunity we have—particularly in a moment like this—to love and serve our neighbors well.

Oct 28, 2020

In this episode, Rod Dreher sits down with Gabe Lyons for an honest and sobering conversation about his new book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents. In this book, Rod draws upon the wisdom of Christian survivors of Soviet persecution to warn American Christians of approaching dangers. Rod shares what inspired this book, why he believes America is moving toward “soft” totalitarianism, and how we can prepare to live faithfully as Christians in a challenging season ahead.

Oct 22, 2020

More than ever in our lifetimes, the pandemic has forced us to consider the question—“what is the purpose of the Church?” Francis Chan helps us engage this topic on today’s episode. Francis is perhaps most well-known for leaving his thriving megachurch in Northern California to start smaller, gospel-focused house churches. However, as the coronavirus began its spread around the globe, Francis and his family relocated to Hong Kong to serve as missionaries and spark a similar movement. In this episode, Francis shares how this pandemic moment might help the American Church become what he believes it ought to be.

Oct 15, 2020

How can parents best engage conversations about race with their kids? As the author of the children’s book God’s Very Good Idea, Trillia Newbell helps children and families learn to celebrate diversity, see how people from all ethnic and social backgrounds are valuable to God and understand how Jesus came to rescue all kinds of people. In this episode, Trillia points us toward theologically faithful, culturally smart and practical ways for us to teach our kids these important truths.

Oct 8, 2020

We are living in a culture that doesn’t often like to talk about sin, but it is a very real and active problem that affects every aspect of our lives and our world. In this episode of the Q Podcast, Addison Bevere shares about the effects of sin in our culture and challenges us to recover an understanding of what it means to be saved from sin’s power and penalty. Addison is the author of Saints: Becoming More Than “Christians.”

Oct 1, 2020

Christian leaders and pastors within the American Church are debating whether to open, shut, stay virtual or enact civil disobedience. Through Q Sessions: Church & State, we recently hosted the only conversation brining all of these perspectives to bear in this essential moment. You can listen to an excerpt from that conversation on this episode of the Q Podcast. From John MacArthur to Andy Stanley, hear two conflicting opinions on how churches and pastors should move forward in a confusing moment.

Sep 24, 2020

As we wrestle with the global coronavirus pandemic, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Tim Keller offers thoughtful context, reflections and hope for the way forward. In this episode, he helps us better understand the larger trends shaping our current culture, and he points toward a post-pandemic future for the Church and the world.

Sep 17, 2020

In today’s culture, what does it look like for faithful Christ-followers to never settle? That’s a question Greg Holder helps us consider in this episode of the Q Podcast. Greg is the author of a new book called Never Settle: Choices, Chain Reactions and the Way Out of Lukewarminess. In this conversation, Greg helps us see how our everyday decisions, habits and relationships have incredible potential for world-changing, redemptive impact—especially amid a challenging, uncertain season like the one we’re all currently living through.

Sep 10, 2020

In a divided, isolated and confusing cultural moment, what can we learn from the history of our country and those who came before us? From its founding to now, Pat Murdock argues that throughout American history, we see a long line of leaders, visionaries and change-makers who were inspired by the values of faith and liberty. As the executive director of the new Faith & Liberty Discovery Center coming to Philadelphia in 2021, Pat shares why this historical perspective is so important for our current moment—and how we can apply those same values to advance good today.

Aug 27, 2020

Nick Hall joins Gabe Lyons on this episode of the Q Podcast for a powerful conversation about our opportunity for evangelism and discipleship in this new cultural moment. Nick Hall serves as an evangelistic voice to this generation. He is the visionary of Together, author of the book Reset and the Founder and Chief Communicator for Pulse Movement, which exists to make Jesus known and to equip His followers to be disciples who multiply.

Aug 21, 2020

How can Christians reach their cities for the gospel—especially at a time when tensions, distrust and fear are high? This is something Kevin Palau and his team at City Gospel Movements have been working toward for 15+ years. As a branch of the Luis Palau Association, City Gospel Movements provides best practices to leaders who unite the Church in cities around the world. In this conversation with Gabe Lyons, Kevin shares what he and his team are currently learning in their own city of Portland, Oregon, and he challenges us to consider how we might ignite gospel movements in our local context.

Aug 13, 2020

How can the Church step up to better serve the most vulnerable children and families during a pandemic? This is a question Chris Palusky helps us consider in this episode of the Q Podcast. Chris serves as president and CEO of Bethany Christian Services, a global nonprofit with a mission to stand up for vulnerable children, refugees and families around the world, because family holds an incredible power to connect us, lift us up and transform lives. In this interview, Chris shares the most pressing needs in this moment, how COVID-19 has affected Bethany's work and how we can all be part of the solution.

Aug 6, 2020

What makes a Christian’s perspective unique during a time of crisis, such as our global coronavirus pandemic? In this Q Talk, New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer points to the hope we have in Christ that transforms the way we believe, think and act in this uncertain moment.

Jul 30, 2020

In a tense cultural moment, it can be hard for Christians to know how to best engage challenging and complex conversations about race and repair. In this episode, Arrabon founder David M. Bailey joins Gabe Lyons to reflect on our recent Q Session featuring ten talks on this one topic. David shares what stuck out the most to him from this live event, and he offers some hopeful, practical and productive ways we can continue to pursue racial justice this week, this year and over the next decade.

To watch the talks David & Gabe mention in this episode, start a free trial to Q Media at qideas.org/sessions.

Jul 28, 2020

In a confusing and uncertain moment, leadership is needed now more than ever. But how can you lead well through a type of cultural crisis none of us have ever lived through before? Slingshot Group’s David Miller argues, “there’s no script for effective leadership. But you don’t need one.” In this podcast episode, David shares five core competencies that leaders need to navigate our new moment.

Jul 23, 2020

John Kingston joins Gabe Lyons for a candid, passionate and hopeful conversation about our current cultural moment and the future of America. A lawyer by training and a businessman by experience, John is a social entrepreneur at the forefront of a new campaign called American Awakening. Kingston first gained national attention in the 2016 and 2018 political cycles, with innovative and inclusive campaigns positioned at the extremes of American politics. With the core of his team, John later launched American Awakening, a campaign for the soul of America. He shares the heart behind this initiative, what we can learn from our current season, and how we can engage in awakening together.

Jul 16, 2020

Even before the pandemic, our culture felt increasingly complex and disruptive, leaving many pastors and church leaders unsure how to see clearly, lead confidently and engage effectively. That’s why, in partnership with gloo, Barna Group embarked on its most comprehensive look at the state of the Church in its 35-year history. Barna president David Kinnaman introduced us to this idea in a talk he gave at the Q 2020 Virtual Summit. In today’s podcast, David Kinnaman revisits the talk he gave at the Q 2020 Virtual Summit and goes deeper, updating us on the latest insights his team is learning.

Jul 2, 2020

Following up on her talk at the Q 2020 Virtual Summit, Valerie Bell shares a timely and necessary conversation with Gabe Lyons about discipleship among children and the future of the church. Valerie serves as the CEO of Awana, a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. Valerie is also the author of the book, Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church.

Jun 22, 2020

Rev. Dr. Tony Cook joins Gabe Lyons for a hopeful conversation about why our neighborhoods matter now more than ever. Tony serves as the executive director of The Hopeful Neighborhood Project, a collaborative network committed to improving neighborhood well-being around the world. In this episode, Tony shares some of their insights, and he encourages us to not miss the opportunity to pursue the common good of our neighborhoods in this cultural moment.

Jun 18, 2020

In this episode, Mercy Multiplied founder Nancy Alcorn shares her story with the Q Community. Through a residential counseling program and outreach services, Mercy Multiplied equips people to live free and stay free through Jesus Christ. She shares what she’s learned through this journey and offers practical advice for those leading their families, communities and churches.

Jun 15, 2020

JP DeGance joins Gabe Lyons for a thoughtful dialogue on how we advance good and overcome the polarization in our cities. JP is the founder of an organization called Communio, which consults with churches to equip them with data insights and ministry best practices to foster healthier relationships for singles, those preparing for marriage, married couples and those in marital crisis. 

Mar 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread and alter the daily lives of many around the world, Gabe Lyons addresses the new reality we find ourselves in, pointing us toward the unique opportunities we have in this moment and the hope we can hold onto for the future. Gabe also gives the latest update on how Q is responding to these quickly changing times through the creation of the Q 2020 Virtual Summit, taking place this April 22-23. Learn how you and your family, church or community can be part of this two-day, unifying experience at qideas.org/2020.

Mar 12, 2020

How Can Liturgy Inform Our Faith?

Almost four in 10 practicing Christians (38 percent) say they’ve never heard of or are not too familiar with the concept of Christian liturgy, and that statistic is even higher among evangelicals, according to 2017 research from Barna Group. However, for centuries Christians have grounded their faith with this practice. Douglas McKelvey, author of Every Moment Holy, and Justin Whitmel Earley, creator of the Common Rule, will lead us in a conversation about the impact of daily liturgical rhythms.

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