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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.