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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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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.

Jun 20, 2019

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.

View the video of this talk at Q Media where you can access hundreds of world-class, concise 9 and 18 minute talks delivered by respected thought leaders and change makers on a plethora of topics. From science, theology and the arts, to politics, business, media and education, we’ve curated the best of Q’s library of content and personalized it to your interests. Subscribing to Q will inspire you daily as you gain the insight and courage to lead right where you are.

Jun 13, 2019

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.

View the video of this interview at Q Media where you can access hundreds of world-class, concise 9 and 18 minute talks delivered by respected thought leaders and change makers on a plethora of topics. From science, theology and the arts, to politics, business, media and education, we’ve curated the best of Q’s library of content and personalized it to your interests. Subscribing to Q will inspire you daily as you gain the insight and courage to lead right where you are.

Mar 8, 2019

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. 

Feb 28, 2019

"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.

Feb 18, 2019

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.

Feb 13, 2019

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.

Dec 27, 2018

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.

Dec 20, 2018

How Do We Learn To Listen Again?

In the days of social media where everyone has their own platform, we are tempted to vocalize our own voice and state opinions. Bobette Buster suggests it's time to relearn a lost art. Recovering this human skill will be essential to recovering civility, respect and understanding.

Dec 13, 2018

What does science say about how constraints introduced into a system can breed innovation and new ideas? What role does fear have in the iconoclast’s life? What are poor habits or better disciplines that might improve iconoclastic thinking? Listen, as Dr. Gregory Berns elaborates on the evidence that neuroscience is providing on how to think differently.

Dec 6, 2018

For decades, it’s been described as “holy” and “disciplined” for Christians to remove themselves from anything corrupt, evil or broken about society. But Christians are left wondering how to navigate the terrain of being salt and light in a twenty-first century world. How are followers of Christ called to respond to sin and corruption found all around them? Do we run towards it or preserve our purity and holiness in the midst of a fallen world?

Nov 29, 2018

In a globalized world where ideas, religions and ethnic groups collide, the question remains, can we find a way through? Even former President Bill Clinton recently remarked, “We only have one remaining bigotry. We don’t want to be around anybody who disagrees with us.” In this talk, historian and social observer Os Guinness warns that in a public square with competing views, learning to listen and respect people, while supporting the freedom for people to live by their conscience is the only way to experience a productive peace. We can't inspire others to a more free existence unless we know how to model it ourselves.

Nov 22, 2018

One of the most powerful virtues in our society, is also one of our least known virtues: gratitude. Gratitude is the key to not only experiencing what communities want, an authentic, thriving joy — but is what Chesterton called the highest form of thinking. Thinking that is bedrock foundational to healthy relationships, strong communities, and vibrant culture. At a time when it seems easy to point out all that’s wrong with the world, advancing the common good requires a lens through which one actually sees the good. Finding, celebrating and cultivating the good, true and beautiful, is key to how we will shape the future of our neighborhoods, cities and communities. How can we alter our perspectives and be known for what we are for, instead of what we are against? New York Times Bestselling Author of One Thousand Gifts, and The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp unpacks with us what can dynamically transform our communities.

Nov 8, 2018

How should Christians relate to politics in a divisive and polarized time? As Americans grapple with the results of the most recent midterm election, Gabe Lyons sits down with Michael Wear to discuss the answer to this question. Michael served as one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history and directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. He also authored the book “Reclaiming Hope,” founded Public Square Strategies, currently serves as chief strategist at The AND Campaign. Together, Michael and Gabe discuss the most significant midterm results, the effects of political polarization and partisan identity, and what it means for American believers to live out a faithful witness in the political sphere.

Oct 12, 2018

How can we help our youth in a violent age?

With the prevalence of shooting in our schools, a culture of violence is seemingly becoming the culture of the norm in the lives of our children. Through Judge Sheila Calloway's experience within the Nashville Court System, she invites us to consider how we offer hope and solutions to young people seeking a lifeline in an era of conflict.

Oct 4, 2018

What is countercultural living in a transactional world?

We are the most powerful generation in history, but also the loneliest, most anxious, and most depressed. We’re meant to flourish in heart, soul, mind, strength, and relationship — yet culture asks us undermine our personhood to acquire power. Andy Crouch, author and partner at Praxis, reminds us what we have to offer in this unique moment.

Sep 27, 2018

How can God make His home in a heart that is lacking beauty by rage, jealousy, or pain? In this talk, Trina talks about how God came upon her trials and showed her how He intended her life to be whole with an eternal beauty. We must learn to behold the goodness of God and strive to always remember that beauty is still present in the midst of pain.

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