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Q Ideas Podcast
20 minutes | 4 days ago
Episode 188 | What's the Future of the Church?: John Mark Comer
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.
50 minutes | 6 days ago
Episode 187 | A Christian Call for Reparations: Duke Kwon, Gregory Thompson & Mika Edmondson
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.
21 minutes | 11 days ago
Episode 186 | The Most Important Issues for this Moment: Jon Tyson
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.
16 minutes | 18 days ago
Episode 185 | Community Gardens as Mission: Joey Lankford
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.
49 minutes | 25 days ago
Episode 184 | Gender Identities & the Church: Dr. Preston Sprinkle
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.
18 minutes | a month ago
Episode 183 | Will You Engage This Moment with Us?: Gabe & Rebekah Lyons
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.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 182 | How Do We Disciple Digitally?: Jennie Allen, Jon Tyson & Annie F. Downs
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.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 181 | Why Fun Matters: Annie F. Downs
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.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 180 | Does Our Theology Perpetuate Injustice?: Rasool Berry, Mika Edmondson & David Bailey
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.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 179 | Sadie Robertson Huff & Gabrielle Odom: What Gen Z Needs
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.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 178 | John Mark Comer: What Culture Gets Wrong About Deconstruction
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.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 177 | Our Top Moments from 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.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 176 | Long Time Coming: Rev. Freddie Augustine & Gary Fleming
In a year of racial unrest, what can we learn from the stories of two men who challenged segregation in the 1950s? That’s a question we engage in this episode of the Q Podcast. Gabe Lyons is joined by Rev. Freddie Augustine and Gary Fleming. Now in their 70s, these two men played in one of the first integrated Little League baseball games when they were 12 years old. In this conversation, they talk about what that experience meant to them, how it’s shaped their understanding of race in America, and the hope they have for the tensions we face now. To go deeper into this conversation, check out Long Time Coming—a documentary that tells the story of this historic baseball game. You can stream it on Q Media when you start a subscription at qideas.org/about-qmedia.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 175 | Faith & Environmental Justice: Rusty Pritchard
How should Christians think about the environment? That’s a question Dr. Rusty Pritchard helps us engage in this episode of the Q Podcast. Rusty serves as Vice President of Tearfund USA, an organization that works alongside the local church to overcome poverty and injustice. He is also a resource economist who has worked at the interface between international economic development and global environment sustainability for nearly 30 years. In this conversation, Rusty helps us dive deep into the legacy of environmental injustice, the threat of climate change around the world, and the reality of skepticism in this conversation—pointing us to our unique role and worldview as Christians.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 174 | Prayer + Revival: Jon Tyson, Christine Caine & Corey Russell
In our current moment, what is hindering the breakthrough of authentic prayer and revival? That’s a question we dive into in this episode of the Q Podcast. Featuring an excerpt from a longer conversation on this critical topic from our recent Q&A gathering, this episode brings together leaders like Jon Tyson, Christine Caine and Corey Russel to get to the root of the problem in our churches and communities of faith when it comes to prayer and revival. To get access to this full conversation, plus seven more on the topics critical for Christian leadership in the year ahead, purchase a digital pass to watch Q&A on-demand at qideas.org/QA.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 173 | Mental Health & Suicide: Curt Thompson, Scott Sauls & Rebekah Lyons
It’s no secret that the isolation we’ve experienced in 2020 has led to a significant impact on mental health—particularly for pastors and church leaders. In this episode of the Q Podcast, we’ll go deeper by listening to an excerpt from an important and timely conversation on mental health and suicide with psychiatrist Curt Thompson, pastor Scott Sauls and author Rebekah Lyons from our recent Q&A gathering. As the pandemic continues to affect our society—and our churches—in a myriad of ways, this conversation helps us understand how we can pursue a better way forward together. To get access to this full conversation, plus seven more on the topics critical for Christian leadership in the year ahead, purchase a digital pass to watch Q&A on-demand at qideas.org/QA.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 172 | The Hopeful Neighborhood: Don Everts
Following the divisiveness of the U.S. Presidential election, Don Everts joins Gabe Lyons for a helpful and hopeful conversation about how we can create a better future by pursuing the common good in our neighborhoods. Don is the author of the new book, The Hopeful Neighborhood, and he serves as content developer for The Hopeful Neighborhood Project. In this interview, Don shares why he believes our neighborhoods are so important and the opportunity we have—particularly in a moment like this—to love and serve our neighbors well.
45 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 171| America’s New Totalitarianism & Christian Faithfulness: Rod Dreher
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.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 170 | God's Design for Church: Francis Chan
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.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 169 | Breaking Generational Racism: Trillia Newbell
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.
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