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Q educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. Listen to the Q Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.

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Q educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. Listen to the Q Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.

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By JROCK4444 - Jul 22 2017
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These are the conversations we need to be having.

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By Wordie wannabe - Mar 05 2016
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Learning more every episode. Glad these guys are trying to see both sides.

iTunes Ratings

89 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
7
6
3
3

Love it!

By JROCK4444 - Jul 22 2017
Read more
These are the conversations we need to be having.

Great information

By Wordie wannabe - Mar 05 2016
Read more
Learning more every episode. Glad these guys are trying to see both sides.

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Q Podcast

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Q educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. Listen to the Q Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.

Episode 002 The Gay Conversation | Theology: Not What the Bible Says, But What it Means

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One’s theology will determine everything about how they engage the gay conversation. In this episode, the Christian view of identity, sexual ethics and historic belief about human flourishing comes under the microscope. We define terms and consider how historic Christian arguments interact with the newer, gay-affirming points of view. From Leviticus to Paul, we address Jesus’ words around this topic and explore the Christian perspective on sexual design, gender difference and marriage.

Key contributors: David Gushee, Wesley Hill, Tim Keller, Scot McKnight, Preston Sprinkle

Jan 21 2016

36mins

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Episode 111 | Overcoming Our Greatest Affliction: Andy Crouch

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What is countercultural living in a transactional world?

We are the most powerful generation in history, but also the loneliest, most anxious, and most depressed. We’re meant to flourish in heart, soul, mind, strength, and relationship — yet culture asks us undermine our personhood to acquire power. Andy Crouch, author and partner at Praxis, reminds us what we have to offer in this unique moment.

Oct 04 2018

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Episode 003 The Gay Conversation | Relationships: How Do I Love and Support My Gay Friends?

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Most people today have a personal friend who identifies as gay. For some Christians, this can create unique tensions and dilemmas about how to best support and love friends, family members and co-workers well, even while holding to the historic Christian position. In this episode we hear practical wisdom on handling invitations to gay weddings, how to respond if your child—or parent—comes out, the limits of theology and what it means to truly display Christian love to someone with whom you may disagree. 

Key Contributors: Jefferson Bethke, Russell Moore, Caleb Kaltenbach, Tim Keller.

Jan 28 2016

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Episode 050 | Singleness: Annie F. Downs

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What does it mean to think well about singleness? It's easy for the church to make marriage into an idol, but our single friends have much to offer and are a vital part of the conversation. Listen in as Annie F. Downs shares about her experience and how she's striving for fulfillment in singleness, whatever the outcome. 

Mar 30 2017

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Episode 092 | Disappointing Relationships: Lysa Terkeurst

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We live in a world of broken relationships. From parent to child, employee to boss, neighbor to co-worker and husband to wife, we long for harmony but often it escapes us. New York Times bestselling author Lysa Terkeurst, wonders if the relationship disappointments we experience are opportunities for something more. Could God be at work in the unmet expectations, the misunderstood words and the long distances that creep in between life long friends?

Mar 15 2018

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Episode 004 The Gay Conversation | Ministry: How Should The Church Move Forward?

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Many people who identify as gay have had a poor experience in their local church. In this episode we discuss the term “gay Christian”, the science behind the “born this way” theory and practical ways the church can be a more welcoming place in general. In addition, we will hear personal reflections from Christians who experience same-sex attractions yet choose to live a celibate life. We’ll also learn hear how the Church can fulfill relational longings that go beyond sexual expression.

Key Contributors: Tim Keller, Justin Lee, Eve Tushnet, Mark Yarhouse, Christopher Yuan, Ann Voskamp, Annie Downs.

Feb 04 2016

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Episode 028 | Six Practices of the Church: The Way Forward

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The Christian church in the West is struggling to embody faithfulness in a culture that is rapidly changing. Many church leaders labor under a nagging sense that they need help—both in the work of understanding their culture and in the work of teaching their people to live faithfully within it. The goal of this series is to help leaders understand the character of our secular age, identify some specific challenges and highlight the opportunities that exist for the Church to bring hope wherever she exists. This seven-part series unveils the six practices of the church that have always brought hope to the faithful and love to their surrounding community.

This Q series, hosted by Gabe Lyons, features an exclusive, commissioned Q Talk delivered by Dr. Greg Thompson and divided into segments for easy consumption. Each segment builds on the last and helps establish how the church can lead with love even in the midst of dramatic change within society.

Oct 24 2016

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Episode 123 | Everybody, Always: Bob Goff

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What does it look like to love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits? Bob Goff is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always, as well as the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family. 

Mar 08 2019

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Episode 091 | Gentrification of Christianity: Sho Baraka

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Theologian Stanley Hauerwas says that "the heart of the gospel is that you don't know Jesus without the witness of the Church." As church membership declines, will this witness be dampened? Writer and hip-hop artist, Sho Baraka, explores the history of the Christian faith, why its growth has slowed in western societies, and how the Church can reclaim our role as witnesses of Christ.

Mar 09 2018

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Episode 070 | Prophetic Witness: Jackie Hill-Perry

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Jackie Hill-Perry knows that a life well lived speaks volumes in a world of contradiction. As individualism becomes common and pursuing your deepest feelings and desires is perceived as heroic, denying one's self is revolutionary. Her story of denying sexual desires to pursue true flourishing gives witness to a better way. A spoken word artist, Jackie will help us think through how self-denial can be what it was always meant to be inside our churches.

Aug 17 2017

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Episode 102 | From Shame to Purity: Mo Isom

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Sex. In a world overwhelmingly obsessed with it, why is the church so silent about it? While our secular culture twists, perverts, cheapens, and idolizes sex, there are gaping holes in the church’s guidance of young people. The result is generations of sexually illiterate people drowning in the repercussions of overwhelming sin struggles. With raw vulnerability and a bold spirit, Mo Isom shares her own sexual testimony, opening up the conversation about misguided rule-following, virginity, temptation, porn, promiscuity, false sex-pectations, sex in marriage, and more and calling readers back to God’s original design for sex–a way to worship and glorify him.

Jun 28 2018

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Episode 124 | Sex, Faith & Gender: Preston Sprinkle, Laurie Krieg, Matthew Liu & Kat LaPrairie

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How Do We Live by Our True Identity?

In a culture filled with questions about sexuality and gender, can Christians engage this conversation with both theological faithfulness and courageous love? Dr. Preston Sprinkle thinks so. Together with Laurie Krieg, Matthew Liu and Kat LaPrairie, they will share how Christ followers consider the difficult questions surrounding faith, sexuality and gender.

View the video of this interview at Q Media where you can access hundreds of world-class, concise 9 and 18 minute talks delivered by respected thought leaders and change makers on a plethora of topics. From science, theology and the arts, to politics, business, media and education, we’ve curated the best of Q’s library of content and personalized it to your interests. Subscribing to Q will inspire you daily as you gain the insight and courage to lead right where you are.

Jun 13 2019

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Episode 039 | The Transgender Conversation

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How can Christians approach conversations about transgender identity? Q President Gabe Lyons sits down with Melinda Selmys, who lives with gender dysphoria, and Dr. Mark Yarhouse, a professor of psychology at Regent University to answer questions about this important topic.

Jan 12 2017

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Episode 056 | God Has A Name: John Mark Comer

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In this episode, Gabe Lyons interviews John Mark Comer, the author of 'God Has A Name' as they discuss the importance of thinking well about who God is. What does it mean to know God and to know Him in truth and with understanding? 

May 18 2017

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Episode 069 | Managing Technology: Andy Crouch

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Over half of children think their parents check their phone too often, with a quarter of parents agreeing they want to look at their devices less. Yet it's difficult to pry ourselves away from technology, so social media is in large part making us less social. Andy Crouch reflects on these issues in his forthcoming book, The Techwise Family, and will help us think through utilizing tech in a way that contributes to relationships instead of taking away from them.

Aug 10 2017

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Episode 089 | Pornography: Jeff Bethke & Audrey Assad

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Research suggests that pornography is a "new narcotic" with equally powerful effects on the brain as addictive drugs. In a globalized world, how can we overcome the temptations and tragedies of technology? Jefferson Bethke believes the answer lies within the problem. The voice of the viral YouTube video "Why I Love Jesus but Hate Religion," Jeff uses the internet as a positive means of confession and expression. His challenging talk will address a serious issue in today's society.

One-third of people viewing porn are women, but this demographic is largely unaddressed when pornography addictions are discussed. Audrey Assad, a singer/songwriter and worship leader, is seeking to change that by transparently sharing her journey to overcome porn addiction. Audrey gives voice to an issue too often kept quiet, and bears witness to the power of freedom from addiction, even amidst a culture that condones porn and exploitation.

Mar 01 2018

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Episode 131 | Rhythms of Renewal: Rebekah Lyons

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As a society, we are in the throes of a collective panic attack. Anxiety and loneliness are on the rise, with 77% of our population experiencing physical symptoms of stress on a regular basis. We feel pressure chasing careers, security, and keeping up. We worry about health, politics, and many other complexities we can't control. Eventually we find our minds spinning, trying to cope or manage a low hum of anxiety, unlike ever before. 

In this episode, Rebekah Lyons will introduce four life-giving rhythms that will help you trade your anxiety for the vibrant life you were meant to live: rest, restore, connect, and create

Order your copy of Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal today.

Oct 01 2019

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Episode 053 | Marijuana: Heather Jackson & Christian Thurstone

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What are the implications for the community when we consider the legalization of marijuana? What are the ways it could potentially contribute in positive ways and other ways that it might fall short? Gabe Lyons introduces some compelling conversations from a few people with different backgrounds surrounding the subject. 

Apr 20 2017

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Episode 093 | The Courage To Lead: Lisa Bevere

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How can the church be bold, yet beautiful?

On the heels of the #metoo movement came #churchtoo — exposing the abuse, harassment, and misogyny taking place in churches, places where people should experience mutual support, leadership, and empowerment. Lisa Bevere shares how the New Testament shows people of different genders working together for the good of all.

Apr 20 2018

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Episode 114 | Known By Our Gratitude: Ann Voskamp

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One of the most powerful virtues in our society, is also one of our least known virtues: gratitude. Gratitude is the key to not only experiencing what communities want, an authentic, thriving joy — but is what Chesterton called the highest form of thinking. Thinking that is bedrock foundational to healthy relationships, strong communities, and vibrant culture. At a time when it seems easy to point out all that’s wrong with the world, advancing the common good requires a lens through which one actually sees the good. Finding, celebrating and cultivating the good, true and beautiful, is key to how we will shape the future of our neighborhoods, cities and communities. How can we alter our perspectives and be known for what we are for, instead of what we are against? New York Times Bestselling Author of One Thousand Gifts, and The Broken Way, Ann Voskamp unpacks with us what can dynamically transform our communities.

Nov 22 2018

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Episode 137 | The Power of a Blanket: Bob Dalton

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Entrepreneur and activist Bob Dalton joins Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about how we can advance good in the midst of complicated issues. Bob is the founder of Sackcloth & Ashes, a social enterprise that donates a blanket to your local homeless shelter for every blanket you purchase. He shares how he was inspired to engage the homelessness issue, why blankets are so strategic and how his journey of social entrepreneurship has impacted his faith.

Sackcloth & Ashes founder Bob Dalton shares how we can advance good in the midst of complicated issues.

Dec 05 2019

26mins

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Episode 136 | The Dressember Movement: Blythe Hill

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As a college student, Blythe Hill decided to wear a dress every day for a month. What started as a simple style challenge has since blossomed into a global anti-human trafficking movement known as Dressember, raising $7.5 million for organizations like International Justice Mission, A21, Saving Innocence and more. In this episode of the Q Podcast, Blythe joins Gabe Lyons to share how the movement gained traction, what she’s learned in the process and how others can join in their efforts.

Dressember’s founder shares how a simple style challenge grew to raise $7.5 million for anti-trafficking efforts.

Nov 26 2019

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Episode 135 | A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Tom Junod

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Journalist Tom Junod joins Gabe Lyons for a conversation about the new movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. The film, which releases on November 22, focuses on Tom’s real-life friendship with Fred Rogers, which began when Tom was assigned to write a profile on Mister Rogers for Esquire magazine in 1998. Tom shares how Mister Rogers’ friendship shaped his own life, what made Mister Rogers unique, and why his legacy is needed today more than ever.

Nov 21 2019

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Episode 134 | Redemptive Technology: Alex Lerza

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Gabe Lyons sits down with Alex Lerza, co-founder of the innovative app rTribe, which offers online counseling, coaching and healing in community to help anyone and everyone heal. Together, Gabe and Alex share a candid conversation surrounding what we misunderstand about technology and the redemptive opportunities within this space.

Nov 14 2019

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Episode 133 | Rethinking Poverty & the American Dream: Brian Fikkert & Kelly Kapic

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A decade after the release of his foundational book, When Helping Hurts, author Dr. Brian Fikkert has teamed up with Dr. Kelly Kapic to offer deeper reflections on the topics of poverty, human flourishing, and God’s story of change for the poor and ourselves. In this podcast episode, Brian and Kelly sit down with Gabe Lyons to discuss these ideas and why they believe the opposite of poverty isn’t the American dream. Get 30% off their new book, Becoming Whole, and its companion resource, The Field Guide to Becoming Whole, when you use promo code “Chalmers” at MoodyPublishers.com.

Nov 07 2019

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Episode 132 | To Stop a Warlord: Shannon Sedgwick Davis

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What Can One Person Do?

Guided by the strength of her beliefs and convictions, Shannon Sedgwick Davis formed an unlikely alliance that helped stop the atrocities of Joseph Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army, which is responsible for terrorizing communities in four countries across Central and East Africa. It's an inspiring true story that proves there is no limit to what we can do, even in the face of impossible odds and unspeakable injustice.

Learn more about her story in the book, To Stop A Warlord, available now.

Oct 03 2019

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Episode 131 | Rhythms of Renewal: Rebekah Lyons

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As a society, we are in the throes of a collective panic attack. Anxiety and loneliness are on the rise, with 77% of our population experiencing physical symptoms of stress on a regular basis. We feel pressure chasing careers, security, and keeping up. We worry about health, politics, and many other complexities we can't control. Eventually we find our minds spinning, trying to cope or manage a low hum of anxiety, unlike ever before. 

In this episode, Rebekah Lyons will introduce four life-giving rhythms that will help you trade your anxiety for the vibrant life you were meant to live: rest, restore, connect, and create

Order your copy of Rebekah's latest book, Rhythms of Renewal today.

Oct 01 2019

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Episode 130 | Getting to Zero: Dan Clark

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Can We Solve The Hunger Crisis?

We're in the midst of a global hunger crisis. With the number of undernourished people around the world rising to an estimated 821 million in 2017, the need for global food security is one of the United Nations' top sustainable development goals this century. In light of this, Dan Clark, Vice President of Partner Development at Convoy of Hope, will help us understand how we might solve this global problem.

Sep 26 2019

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Episode 129 | Aspirations of Gen Z: Mark Matlock

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How Does the Next Generation Think?

For years, our culture has been somewhat obsessed with conversations about Millennials. Meanwhile, a new generation is emerging. With the oldest members of Generation Z entering their 20s this year, social researchers are pointing out the stark differences between this generation and those who came before. Mark Matlock will help us better understand the aspirations of this increasingly influential generation.

Order the latest release from David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock:

Faith For Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon

Sep 05 2019

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Episode 128 | Inspiration & Creativity: Jeremy Cowart

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Jeremy Cowart sits down with Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about inspiration, creativity and the ideas that can shape culture. Jeremy also discusses his most recent book, I’m Possible: Jumping into Fear and Discovering a Life of Purpose, and he updates us on some of his current projects, including The Purpose Hotel, Help-Portrait and more. Named the “Most Influential Photographer on the Internet” by Huffington Post, Forbes and Yahoo in 2014, Jeremy Cowart is an award-winning photographer, artist and entrepreneur whose mission in life is to “explore the intersection of creativity and empathy.” To watch Jeremy’s Q Talk for free, download “Q Media” on your Apple TV, Roku or Amazon Fire.

Aug 08 2019

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Episode 127 | Addressing Climate Change: Jason Fileta

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Where Can We Unify On The Environment?

In a world in which some continue to dispute climate change and others promote the Green New Deal, is it possible to find common ground for the sake of the world’s most vulnerable? Through his work with Tearfund USA, a Christian nonprofit working globally to end poverty and injustice, these are questions Jason Fileta considers. He’ll share his perspective on how we can come together and bring hope to the world’s most impoverished communities.

Aug 01 2019

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Episode 126 | Third Culture Perspective: Jose Reyes

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What Other Cultures Are We Overlooking?

Our conversations around race in America often center on the reparations between white and African American communities. Jose Reyes brings the third culture into perspective—sharing experiences about what it’s like to be Latino in the US. He’ll help us reframe our thinking on diversity, inclusion, and racial reconciliation to include groups that are often left out of these conversations.

Jul 25 2019

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Episode 125 | On Marriage: Austin & Christi Davenport

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What Is the Essence of True Love?

Austin and Christi were first attracted to one another in 2004 at a National Down Syndrome Congress Youth & Adult convention. By 2008, it was apparent that the pair wanted to be together. With support from both families, they joined their lives in marriage and are living their unique future. Together, they'll help us better understand the essence of marriage and true love.

View the video of this talk at Q Media where you can access hundreds of world-class, concise 9 and 18 minute talks delivered by respected thought leaders and change makers on a plethora of topics. From science, theology and the arts, to politics, business, media and education, we’ve curated the best of Q’s library of content and personalized it to your interests. Subscribing to Q will inspire you daily as you gain the insight and courage to lead right where you are.

Jun 20 2019

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Episode 124 | Sex, Faith & Gender: Preston Sprinkle, Laurie Krieg, Matthew Liu & Kat LaPrairie

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How Do We Live by Our True Identity?

In a culture filled with questions about sexuality and gender, can Christians engage this conversation with both theological faithfulness and courageous love? Dr. Preston Sprinkle thinks so. Together with Laurie Krieg, Matthew Liu and Kat LaPrairie, they will share how Christ followers consider the difficult questions surrounding faith, sexuality and gender.

View the video of this interview at Q Media where you can access hundreds of world-class, concise 9 and 18 minute talks delivered by respected thought leaders and change makers on a plethora of topics. From science, theology and the arts, to politics, business, media and education, we’ve curated the best of Q’s library of content and personalized it to your interests. Subscribing to Q will inspire you daily as you gain the insight and courage to lead right where you are.

Jun 13 2019

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Episode 123 | Everybody, Always: Bob Goff

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What does it look like to love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits? Bob Goff is the New York Times bestselling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always, as well as the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit organization that operates schools and pursues justice for children in conflict areas such as Uganda, Somalia, and Iraq. Bob is a lawyer and serves as the honorary consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University and lives in San Diego with Sweet Maria, their kids, and extended family. 

Mar 08 2019

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Episode 122 | Implicit Racial Bias: David Bailey

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"Implicit Racial Bias" refers to subconscious preferences for members of our own group. This silent and subtle tendency to "otherize" has loud and lasting effects, from perpetuating racial prejudices inside society to reinforcing personal hidden biases. David Bailey talks about how diversity within the Kingdom is a reason for cultural celebration not separation. His ministry, Arrabon, a word that means "a foretaste of things to come." inspires Christ-centered reconciliation in worshipping communities.

Feb 28 2019

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Episode 121 | Made To Flourish: Matt Rusten

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In this interview, Matt Rusten shares practical ideas on how to empower leaders, pastors and their churches to integrate faith, work and economic wisdom for the flourishing of their communities.

Feb 18 2019

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Episode 120 | A Sojourner's Truth: Natasha Sistrunk Robinson

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Natasha Sistrunk Robinson explores the spiritual and physical tensions of truth-telling, character and leadership development, and bridge building across racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and gender lines.

Feb 13 2019

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Episode 119 | Work For The Common Good: Skye Jethani

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How Can We Orient Our Professions To Serve Others?

God designed every human being to find agency in his or her vocation. If we understand the “common good” as the truest good for all people, how can our work play a role in renewing the world? Author, speaker, and pastor Skye Jethani helps us contemplate how our work is not primarily for the gain of wealth and pleasure—but ultimately an opportunity to cultivate a better world for our neighbors.

Dec 27 2018

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Episode 118 | The Art Of Listening: Bobette Buster

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How Do We Learn To Listen Again?

In the days of social media where everyone has their own platform, we are tempted to vocalize our own voice and state opinions. Bobette Buster suggests it's time to relearn a lost art. Recovering this human skill will be essential to recovering civility, respect and understanding.

Dec 20 2018

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