In a post-Christian culture, how can we equip our children to become resilient disciples of Christ? That’s a question Matt Markins helps us wrestle with on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. As the Chief Strategy Officer at Awana, Matt is a leading expert in the world of children’s ministry. In this episode, Matt shares his own story, highlights key research on what our kids really need and points us toward a hopeful future of the Church.
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As Christians, we're confident in the gospel’s power to redeem us as individuals. But perhaps what we don’t talk about enough is the gospel’s power to transform larger systems, structures and cultures. This is a truth Heather Rice-Minus challenges us to see. As a senior vice president at Prison Fellowship, Heather articulates the case for restorative criminal justice solutions and explains how churches play a critical role in meeting the needs of those impacted by crime and incarceration.
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When we read the news, we are not merely informed—we’re also formed. In his new book, Reading the Times, author Jeffery Bilbro helps us gain a theological and historical perspective on the nature and very purpose of news. Offering an alternative vision of the rhythms of life, he suggests thoughtful practices for media consumption in order to cultivate healthier ways of reading and being.
To learn more from Jeffery Bilbro, find his new book available now wherever books are sold.
How can we move from shallow Christianity to deep transformation? Pete Scazzero argues it starts in our discipleship. Author of the new book Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, Pete shares his own journey toward emotional health and casts a hopeful vision for how the global Church can overcome its current discipleship crisis.
Pete’s new book is available now wherever books are sold. You can also learn more about his organization at emotionallyhealthy.org.
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We were made for intimacy—spiritual intimacy with God that brings oneness and bears powerful fruit. We were made to know Him and be known by Him, fully. So why do we often feel burnt-out, distant and disheartened in our journey of faith? Sharing her own story, Mo Aiken helps us wrestle with this question in today’s episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. Author of the new book Fully Known: An Invitation to True Intimacy with God, Mo helps us see why this message is so important—especially for our current cultural moment.
This conversation is part of our Q Ideas Book Tour, where each month we feature authors who share ideas important for this cultural moment. Want to join us for additional resources and conversations as part of the Q Ideas Book Tour? Get connected at qideas.org/booktour.