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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
What Is the Essence of True Love?
Austin and Christi were first attracted to one another in 2004 at a National Down Syndrome Congress Youth & Adult convention. By 2008, it was apparent that the pair wanted to be together. With support from both families, they joined their lives in marriage and are living their unique future. Together, they'll help us better understand the essence of marriage and true love.
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How Do We Live by Our True Identity?
In a culture filled with questions about sexuality and gender, can Christians engage this conversation with both theological faithfulness and courageous love? Dr. Preston Sprinkle thinks so. Together with Laurie Krieg, Matthew Liu and Kat LaPrairie, they will share how Christ followers consider the difficult questions surrounding faith, sexuality and gender.
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What does it look like to love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits? Bob Goff is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always, as well as the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family.
"Implicit Racial Bias" refers to subconscious preferences for members of our own group. This silent and subtle tendency to "otherize" has loud and lasting effects, from perpetuating racial prejudices inside society to reinforcing personal hidden biases. David Bailey talks about how diversity within the Kingdom is a reason for cultural celebration not separation. His ministry, Arrabon, a word that means "a foretaste of things to come." inspires Christ-centered reconciliation in worshipping communities.
In this interview, Matt Rusten shares practical ideas on how to empower leaders, pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.
Natasha Sistrunk Robinson explores the spiritual and physical tensions of truth-telling, character and leadership development, and bridge building across racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender lines.
How Can We Orient Our Professions To Serve Others?
God designed every human being to find agency in his or her vocation. If we understand the “common good” as the truest good for all people, how can our work play a role in renewing the world? Author, speaker, and pastor Skye Jethani helps us contemplate how our work is not primarily for the gain of wealth and pleasure—but ultimately an opportunity to cultivate a better world for our neighbors.