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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.

Mar 5, 2020

In our divided and isolated cultural moment, it can feel easy for us to become skeptical, jaded and distrustful of others. But Malcolm Gladwell argues that perhaps we’re wired for just the opposite; perhaps we’re wired to enter into deep relationship, trusting one another. Sharing research and stories from his newest book, Malcolm helps us understand why this is so essential and how we can improve in how we relate to others.

Feb 27, 2020

Special Release from Gabe Lyons: In this episode, Gabe Lyons Gabe Lyons takes a deep dive into some of the most important issues for the year ahead and reminds us why it’s so important for Christians to gather, prepare and engage these critical topics and ideas. In a complicated and confusing cultural moment, Gabe argues that being educated and informed about these top issues equips us to lead more faithfully wherever we’ve been called. Gabe shares how this is the heart behind Q Conference (April 22-24 in Nashville, TN), and he invites listeners to make plans to attend Q 2020 for increased conversation, collaboration, connection and community. Learn more and register here.

Feb 14, 2020

Author, pastor and professor of intercultural studies D.A. Horton joins Gabe Lyons for a candid and hopeful conversation about how we can embrace Kingdom ethnicity in a divided world. Through this conversation, D.A. helps us step into the tension that so often surrounds conversations about race and ethnicity to offer us vision and practical guidance for Christians longing to embrace our Kingdom ethnicity, combating the hatred in our culture with the hope of Jesus Christ. D.A.’s latest book, Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World, goes deeper into each of these topics and is available now.

Feb 6, 2020

How do we see and think beyond stereotypes? 

Americans on either side of the aisle have long been divided by party lines, but in recent years, this has filtered into our public square of relationships. The labels and the divisions continue to grow, causing more and more voters to feel entrenched or disenfranchised. Does it have to be this way? Justin Giboney, attorney and co-founder of the AND Campaign, will examine the reality — and the limits — of identity politics.

Jan 30, 2020

How Do We Move Forward From Tragic Decisions?

Abortion-it's a polarizing issue in American discourse, but what happens when we go beyond the talking points and listen to someone's personal story? At 19, April Hernandez-Castillo found herself in an abusive relationship, she escaped, but shortly after, she discovered she was pregnant. Feeling like she had no other choice, she had to consider all options. She'll share about that experience-and its effects-with us.

Jan 16, 2020

Preacher, teacher, scholar and bestselling author Leonard Sweet joins Gabe Lyons for a thought-provoking conversation about our chaotic cultural moment and how Christians ought to prepare for an uncertain future. In his newest book, Rings of Fire, Leonard maps out the future for the church in a sweeping survey of the twenty-first century. In the face of eruptive and disruptive culture changes from economics and communications to bioethics and beyond, Len helps us understand how we fight fire with fire, not only catching up to our culture but leading our friends and neighbors to the feet of Christ. 

Jan 9, 2020

Writer Seth Haines joins Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about how we handle the inevitable pain of life and where we can find healing, wholeness and freedom. Seth is the author of the award-winning book, Coming Clean: A Story of Faith, and the newly released title, The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life. Seth shares how we can “wake up,” embarking on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul. 

Amid life’s inevitable pain, author Seth Haines shares how we can find healing, wholeness and freedom.

Jan 3, 2020

How Do We Leave Things Better Than We Found Them?

In a tired and cynical world, what if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Over time, their movements would become irresistible to every nation, tribe and tongue. Building on ideas expressed in his recently released book, Irresistible Faith, Scott Sauls will give us a blueprint for pursuing this vision in our current moment, of redeemed individuals and a renewed community working for a restored world.

Dec 27, 2019

What Does It Mean To Be The Salt Of The Earth?

Researching her latest book, Taste and See, Margaret Feinberg traveled far and wide - even 410 feet down into a salt mine - to understand how our appreciation of food affects the way we consume Scripture. In her talk, Margaret shares this experience and its spiritual implications.

Dec 19, 2019

What Responsibilities Come with Privilege?

The notion that some might have it better than others, for no good reason, offends our sensibilities. Yet, until we talk about privilege, we'll never fully understand it or find our way forward. Through her own story, Amy Julia Becker will show us how a life behind a white picket fence can restrict even as it protects, preventing us from loving our neighbors well.

Dec 12, 2019

What is the future of evangelism?

As attendance and membership at American churches continue to decline, the Pinetops Foundation estimates that within the next 30 years, between 28 to 42 million young people raised in Christian homes will choose to leave the faith. While some may see this as a discouraging statistic, Joshua Crossman sees it instead as a great opportunity—the single largest gospel opportunity in the history of America, in fact. In this episode of the Q Podcast, he shares his research and optimism for the future.

Joshua Crossman shares what he believes to be the single-largest gospel opportunity in the history of America.

Dec 5, 2019

Entrepreneur and activist Bob Dalton joins Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about how we can advance good in the midst of complicated issues. Bob is the founder of Sackcloth & Ashes, a social enterprise that donates a blanket to your local homeless shelter for every blanket you purchase. He shares how he was inspired to engage the homelessness issue, why blankets are so strategic and how his journey of social entrepreneurship has impacted his faith.

Sackcloth & Ashes founder Bob Dalton shares how we can advance good in the midst of complicated issues.

Nov 26, 2019

As a college student, Blythe Hill decided to wear a dress every day for a month. What started as a simple style challenge has since blossomed into a global anti-human trafficking movement known as Dressember, raising $7.5 million for organizations like International Justice Mission, A21, Saving Innocence and more. In this episode of the Q Podcast, Blythe joins Gabe Lyons to share how the movement gained traction, what she’s learned in the process and how others can join in their efforts.

Dressember’s founder shares how a simple style challenge grew to raise $7.5 million for anti-trafficking efforts.

Nov 21, 2019

Journalist Tom Junod joins Gabe Lyons for a conversation about the new movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The film, which releases on November 22, focuses on Tom’s real-life friendship with Fred Rogers, which began when Tom was assigned to write a profile on Mister Rogers for Esquire magazine in 1998. Tom shares how Mister Rogers’ friendship shaped his own life, what made Mister Rogers unique, and why his legacy is needed today more than ever.

Nov 14, 2019

Gabe Lyons sits down with Alex Lerza, co-founder of the innovative app rTribe, which offers online counseling, coaching and healing in community to help anyone and everyone heal. Together, Gabe and Alex share a candid conversation surrounding what we misunderstand about technology and the redemptive opportunities within this space.

Nov 7, 2019

A decade after the release of his foundational book, When Helping Hurts, author Dr. Brian Fikkert has teamed up with Dr. Kelly Kapic to offer deeper reflections on the topics of poverty, human flourishing, and God’s story of change for the poor and ourselves. In this podcast episode, Brian and Kelly sit down with Gabe Lyons to discuss these ideas and why they believe the opposite of poverty isn’t the American dream. Get 30% off their new book, Becoming Whole, and its companion resource, The Field Guide to Becoming Whole, when you use promo code “Chalmers” at MoodyPublishers.com.

Oct 3, 2019

What Can One Person Do?

Guided by the strength of her beliefs and convictions, Shannon Sedgwick Davis formed an unlikely alliance that helped stop the atrocities of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army, which is responsible for terrorizing communities in four countries across Central and East Africa. It's an inspiring true story that proves there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of impossible odds and unspeakable injustice.

Learn more about her story in the book, To Stop A Warlord, available now.

Oct 1, 2019

As a society, we are in the throes of a collective panic attack. Anxiety and loneliness are on the rise, with 77% of our population experiencing physical symptoms of stress on a regular basis. We feel pressure chasing careers, security, and keeping up. We worry about health, politics, and many other complexities we can't control. Eventually we find our minds spinning, trying to cope or manage a low hum of anxiety, unlike ever before. 

In this episode, Rebekah Lyons will introduce four life-giving rhythms that will help you trade your anxiety for the vibrant life you were meant to live: rest, restore, connect, and create

Order your copy of Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal today.

Sep 26, 2019

Can We Solve The Hunger Crisis?

We're in the midst of a global hunger crisis. With the number of undernourished people around the world rising to an estimated 821 million in 2017, the need for global food security is one of the United Nations' top sustainable development goals this century. In light of this, Dan Clark, Vice President of Partner Development at Convoy of Hope, will help us understand how we might solve this global problem.

Sep 5, 2019

How Does the Next Generation Think?

For years, our culture has been somewhat obsessed with conversations about Millennials. Meanwhile, a new generation is emerging. With the oldest members of Generation Z entering their 20s this year, social researchers are pointing out the stark differences between this generation and those who came before. Mark Matlock will help us better understand the aspirations of this increasingly influential generation.

Order the latest release from David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock:

Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon

 

Aug 8, 2019

Jeremy Cowart sits down with Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about inspiration, creativity and the ideas that can shape culture. Jeremy also discusses his most recent book, I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose, and he updates us on some of his current projects, including The Purpose Hotel, Help-Portrait and more. Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to “explore the intersection of creativity and empathy.” To watch Jeremy’s Q Talk for free, download “Q Media” on your Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire.

Aug 1, 2019

Where Can We Unify On The Environment?

In a world in which some continue to dispute climate change and others promote the Green New Deal, is it possible to find common ground for the sake of the world’s most vulnerable? Through his work with Tearfund USA, a Christian nonprofit working globally to end poverty and injustice, these are questions Jason Fileta considers. He’ll share his perspective on how we can come together and bring hope to the world’s most impoverished communities.

Jul 25, 2019

What Other Cultures Are We Overlooking?

Our conversations around race in America often center on the reparations between white and African American communities. Jose Reyes brings the third culture into perspective—sharing experiences about what it’s like to be Latino in the US. He’ll help us reframe our thinking on diversity, inclusion, and racial reconciliation to include groups that are often left out of these conversations.

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