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Jul 29, 2021

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. 

To learn more and register for the Child Discipleship Forum, visit resilientdisciples.com

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Jul 22, 2021

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.


Want to go deeper in this conversation? Get your free copy of Outrageous Justice and sign up for Prison Fellowship's virtual small group study at www.prisonfellowship.org/outrageousjustice.

To listen to more talks like this one, start a free trial to Q Media, our online learning platform for Christian leaders, at qideas.org/trial.

Jul 15, 2021

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.

Jul 8, 2021

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.

Want to engage more conversations about how Christians can live faithfully in our current cultural moment? Start a 30-day free trial to Q Media, our online learning platform for Christian leaders, at qideas.org/trial.

Jul 1, 2021

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.

Jun 24, 2021

In the U.S. Senate now, the Equality Act is a proposed piece of legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under federal civil rights law. However, this bill has been met with significant controversy as many believe it would go too far to inhibit individual religious freedom. In light of this, how should Christians respond? Kristen K. Waggoner, who serves as general counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, shares her perspective in this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast.

Want to get access to hundreds more talks like this? Start a 30-day free trial to Q Media, our online learning platform for Christian leaders, at qideas.org/trial.

Jun 17, 2021

When you think about orphans, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of kids living in orphanages who have no parents or family. Maybe you think of this as a global problem, not affecting the United States. And maybe you think this is a problem that is simply too big to be solved. In today’s episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Lindsay Hadley and Elli Oswald dispel each of these myths with the truth about the global orphan crisis—and they share how we can help be part of the solution. Together, they are part of Orphan Myth, a campaign that unites NGOs, child advocacy specialists, influencers, faith leaders and businesses dedicated to help every child belong in a safe loving family.

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Jun 10, 2021

Since the beginning of the pandemic, research has revealed a troublesome uptick in mental health concerns. In light of these trends, how can we best respond to those who may be struggling with their mental health and contemplating suicide? Brooke Keels, executive director of counseling services for Mercy Multiplied, shares her perspective with us on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast.

Want to get instant access to the entire Culture Summit? Get your on-demand digital pass now at qideas.org/culturesummit. For $49, this gives you access to every single talk and conversation from the Culture Summit + 30 Expert Q&As.

Jun 3, 2021

Do you know where your food comes from? Jason Streubel, also known as “Dr. Dirt,” asks us to consider this question in today’s episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. As the senior director for agriculture and food security at Convoy of Hope, he helps us see the ways in which our food is complex, political and spiritual, and he challenges the Church to lead the way in pursuing food security in our local communities.

Want to get instant access to the entire Culture Summit? Get your on-demand digital pass now at qideas.org/culturesummit.For $49, this gives you access to every single talk and conversation from the Culture Summit + 30 Expert Q&As.

May 27, 2021

How should Christians be thinking well about the state of the pandemic? In this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, we bring you four conversations from the Culture Summit, the fifteenth annual conference hosted by Q Ideas, where no topic is off-limits and we’re not afraid to ask difficult questions. In this segment, Gabe Lyons interviews Dr. Francis Collins (director of the NIH), Dr. Martin Kulldorff (Harvard epidemiologist and vaccine safety evaluator), Alex Berenson (journalist & author), and Naomi Schaefer Riley (child welfare expert) about their perspectives on everything from vaccines and covid passports to lockdowns, masks and more.

Want to get instant access to the entire Culture Summit? Get your on-demand digital pass now at qideas.org/culturesummit. For $49, this gives you access to every single talk and conversation from the Culture Summit + 30 Expert Q&As.

May 25, 2021

What’s happened to critical thinking in our society? In this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Gabe Lyons shares his talk from this year’s Culture Summit. In this talk, he challenges Christian leaders to be more intentional about asking good questions and thinking critically—a skill that is perhaps more needed than ever in our current cultural moment. Stay tuned as we share more talks and conversations from the Culture Summit over the next few weeks.

Want to get instant access to the entire Culture Summit? Get your on-demand digital pass now at qideas.org/culturesummit. For $49, this gives you access to every single talk and conversation from the Culture Summit + 30 Expert Q&As.

Apr 20, 2021

For thousands of years, prayer has been understood as both a powerful and essential Christian discipline—but in today’s culture, do we still understand, appreciate and revere this practice as we should? Since 2013, Dimas Salaberrios has served as the president of Concerts of Prayer Greater NY, which is a Christ-centered network of pastors and churches promoting a culture of prayer across ethnic, economic and denominational lines. In this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Dimas shares what he’s learned with us, and he will encourage and challenge us to embrace the labor of prayer in our daily lives.

Want to hear more talks like these? It’s not too late for you to join us for the Q 2021 Culture Summit! Register now at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Apr 15, 2021

Jo Saxton understands the power of hospitality—an ancient practice, rooted in Scripture, that can transform our lives, our relationships and our communities in even the most challenging moments. Drawing from the depths of her own personal story, Jo shares what it means for Christians to embrace the true gift of hospitality, reaching out to those beyond the walls of our churches and inviting them in.

Want to gather your people together to experience the Q 2021 Culture Summit? It's not too late to sign up to host a Watch Party! Register now at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Apr 8, 2021

John Mark Comer joins Gabe Lyons on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast for a conversation about what Christian leaders need to understand about deconstruction and progressive Christianity. John Mark is one of 70+ leaders joining us at this year’s Culture Summit, taking place April 22-23 in Nashville and online. Want to participate? Register now at qideas.org/culturesummit to participate live or watch on-demand.

Apr 6, 2021

How can we heal the racial divide in our time? Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson argue the answer lies in reparations. Together, they are the authors of the new book, Reparations: A Christian Call for Repentance and Repair. In this episode, Duke and Greg are joined by pastor Mika Edmondson to examine both the theological and practical elements of this conversation and how we can productively engage.

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.

Apr 1, 2021

In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson joins Gabe Lyons for a conversation about the issues he sees as being most important for our current cultural moment. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the United States twenty years ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He now serves as lead pastor of Church of the City New York, and he is one of the experts you have the opportunity to learn from at the Culture Summit, taking place in Nashville and online April 22-23.

Want to join us for Culture Summit? Register now at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Want to check out the books Jon and Gabe discussed in this episode? Visit these links: The Rise & Triumph of the Modern Self by Carl Trueman, Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald, 2084: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity by John C. Lennox.

Mar 25, 2021

Across America, many church buildings are sitting on acres and acres of unused green space. Quite literally, Joey Lankford sees this as an untapped mission field. His organization, Cul2vate, grows and delivers local produce to those in need of food while offering jobs and training to those in need of a second chance. In this episode, Joey shares how something as simple as a community garden can be a source of restoration and flourishing in our communities. Want to join us for the Q 2021 Culture Summit (April 22-23) to hear more talks like these? Register now for in-person or online access at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Preston Sprinkle joins Gabe Lyons for a timely and important dialogue on gender identity and the Church’s role in this complex conversation. Through his work as a biblical scholar and president of the Center for Faith, Sexuality and Gender, Preston is a leading expert in this conversation. He is also the author of the new book Embodied: Transgender Identities, the Church and What the Bible Has to Say. Want to go deeper into this conversation? Preston is one of the experts joining us for the Q 2021 Culture Summit taking place in Nashville and homes, offices and churches around the world this April 22-23. Register and learn more at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Mar 11, 2021

On this episode of the Q Podcast, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons sit down to discuss our opportunity to unite with other believers and lead well in this cultural moment. They also share a first look at Culture Summit—this year’s Q Conference taking place in Nashville and in communities around the world this April 22-23. Want to learn more about how you can participate in Culture Summit? Learn more and register at qideas.org/culturesummit.

Feb 25, 2021

Perhaps the most central calling for any Christian is to “go and make disciples.” However, there remains a lack of true discipleship in so many western churches. In a season when everything’s gone online, it’s more important than ever for us to learn the strategies and principles necessary for effective digital discipleship. We dive into what this looks like in this episode, featuring a portion of an extended conversation with pastor Jon Tyson, author Annie F. Downs and IF: Gathering founder Jennie Allen.

Want to hear this full Q&A on digital discipleship? Get free access to this conversation and more when you start a free trial to Q Media at qideas.org/qa.

Feb 18, 2021

Why is “fun” something we should be paying attention to, especially as Christian leaders? Annie F. Downs shares her perspective—and why this conversation matters—in this podcast interview with Q Ideas president Gabe Lyons. This conversation is part of our new Q Ideas Book Tour, where each month we go deeper with your favorite authors—and maybe some you haven’t even heard of yet—for bonus content + extended conversations centered around their latest work. Learn more at qideas.org/booktour.

Feb 11, 2021

In the wake of the horrific racial injustice that came to light in 2020, we've been forced to reckon with the reality of racism and injustice in American society. From protests in the streets to social media campaigns, this is a moment that demands our attention, but still, many pastors and church leaders remain unsure of how to best engage. This podcast episode features three leaders—David Bailey, Mika Edmondson and Rasool Berry—who help guide us in this conversation.

Want to hear this full Q&A on race + justice? Get free access to this and more when you start a free trial to Q Media at qideas.org/qa.

Feb 4, 2021

With its oldest members now filling college campuses and entering the workforce, Gen Z is emerging as an increasingly influential generation—a trend that is only likely to continue in the years to come. In the midst of this, what do pastors and church leaders need to know to best reach and engage this new generation? That a question we engage on this episode of the Q Podcast, featuring a portion of a conversation with Gen Z leaders Sadie Robertson Huff and Gabrielle Odom.

Want to hear this full Q&A? Get free access to this and more when you start a free trial to Q Media at media.qideas.org/trial.

Jan 28, 2021

Perhaps more than ever, it seems many western Christians are feeling the need to deconstruct their faith. Amid this reality, many questions remain. Where do we get our desire to deconstruct? How can we know when this deconstruction is a helpful practice—and when can it negatively impact our faith? These are questions we dive into on this episode of the Q Podcast as we feature an excerpt of a conversation with John Mark Comer from our recent Q&A event.

Want to go deeper into this conversation with John Mark Comer? Start a free trial to Q Media to get access to this full Q&A and more at media.qideas.org/trial.

Dec 17, 2020

In this episode, Gabe and Rebekah Lyons come together to reflect on some of their favorite Q Moments from 2020. As this chaotic year comes to a close, we know you’ll appreciate the chance to take a step back and reflect on what the Q Community learned this year, so you can prepare well for what might lie ahead in 2021. Want to watch these full talks and conversations? Join the Q Media community! Get your first month free with code "freemonth" at qideas.org/about-qmedia.

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