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Q Ideas educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. Listen to the Q Ideas Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.
 
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In a culture focused on outcomes and success, are Christians called to live any differently? Author and spoken word artist Hosanna Wong argues the answer is yes. Through an original spoken word poem and a powerful talk, Hosanna challenges us to be those who are intentional about listening to God—first and foremost. Want more talks like these? Start…
 
We were designed to create and co-create. How do feelings stemming from shame prohibit our ability to fulfill that calling? How does human desire play into this conversation? Dr. Curt Thompson helps us connect ideas between shame, desire and creating. Find more talks like this, including more from Dr. Curt Thompson, on Q Media. Start a free trial a…
 
Over the past few years, our culture has watched at the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements rock our institutions. How can we, as Christians, be a people that champions the vunerable, protects the weak and redeems the God-given place of power? Dr. Diane Langberg offers her clinical and theological perspective on these questions and how Chrisitans can n…
 
In our culture, it’s cool to talk about justice. But are we actually advancing good? In this powerful talk, artist and activist Danielle Coke challenges us to move beyond performative allyship and live into our true calling as Christ-followers. Want more talks like these? Start a free trial to Q Media, our online learning platform for Christian lea…
 
It can feel unproductive and hopeless to talk about the state of public life in America today. The upcoming generations are increasingly disillusioned that the world is going in a positive direction. Is it possible to overcome the divide in our nation and fight for a society that encourages the diverse thought? AEI's Faith & Public Life Director, J…
 
How is God moving in the next generation? In this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Luke LeFevre shares the powerful ways he’s seen God move in his city, pointing to hope for revival in this generation. Luke leads a local movement among teenagers in Nashville that has led hundreds to respond to the gospel, and he also founded Revival Coalition, which…
 
How can we faithfully engage the specific lane of culture we have been called into? This is a question Christian battle rapper Street Hymns challenges us to consider in this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. As one of the founding members of the Christian battle rap group IV Horseman, Street Hymns encourages us as he shares his own story. For more ta…
 
Is it possible to have it all? Jeff & André Shinabarger talk with Gabe Lyons to provide practical insight and address the complexities of juggling careers, family and marriage in our modern era. Jeff & André founded Plywood People in Atlanta, GA and co-authors of the book Love or Work: Is it Possible to Change the World, Stay in Love, and Raise a H…
 
We live in a culture that worships celebrity and idolizes platform. But what happens when this ideology infiltrates the Church? In this powerful talk, pastor Rich Villodas confronts our tendency to gravitate towards celebrity Christianity. Want to watch more talks like this one? Start a free trial to Q Media, our online learning platform for though…
 
What is freedom of conscience—and why is it such an important concept for us to understand? On this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Montse Alvarado educates us on this key topic. Montse serves as the Vice President and Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a m…
 
How can we raise sons of courage and character? That’s the focus of Jon Tyson’s new book, The Intentional Father. In a culture wrestling with deep father wounds and toxic masculinity, Jon shares an intentional vision for raising the next generation. His book is our latest selection in the Q Ideas Book Tour series. To read along with us, participate…
 
Our modern culture is obsessed with identity. However, theologian Carl Trueman argues that no historical phenomenon is its own cause. From Augustine to Marx, various views and perspectives have contributed to the modern understanding of the self. In his timely book, The Rise of the Modern Self, Carl analyzes the development of the sexual revolution…
 
In 2018, social scientist Lisa Littman published a study on “rapid-onset gender dysphoria.” The study pointed to an increasing trend of adolescent girls suddenly identifying themselves as transgender and seeking treatment, perhaps due to social pressure and media influence. The study was met with controversy and left many debating this new idea. To…
 
What does our modern, secular culture get wrong about the Bible? That’s a question Dan Kimball helps us wrestle with on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. Dan is a pastor at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California and the author of the recent book, How (Not) to Read the Bible. In this conversation, Dan brings clarity to some of the more co…
 
How are Christians called to contribute to flourishing? This is a question Sho Baraka helps us engage on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. In addition to being a globally recognized artist and activist, Sho is also the author of the new book, He Saw That It Was Good: Reimagining Your Creative Life to Repair a Broken World. In this conversation, …
 
How has the past year affected the most vulnerable communities around the world—and how can Christians step in and advance good? On today’s episode, Jordan Gustafson joins Gabe Lyons to share his perspective. Jordan leads church mobilization and partnership efforts at Food for the Hungry, a global Christ-centered NGO working in over 20 countries wi…
 
In our unique cultural moment, how is the local church being equipped to advance the common good? In this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast, Luke Bobo joins Gabe Lyons to engage this question. Luke serves as director of strategic partnerships for Made to Flourish, an organization that empowers pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and ec…
 
How is the digital revolution shaping the way churches reach their communities? Slingshot Group’s Keith Robinson believes the digital disruption has given us the greatest opportunity for evangelism in 2,000 years. In this episode, he shares more about this idea and challenges church leaders to take online evangelism seriously while also making spac…
 
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 …
 
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 restorati…
 
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 cultiv…
 
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 avail…
 
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. A…
 
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 …
 
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 Oswa…
 
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