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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.

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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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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

99 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
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3
3

Love it!

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

Great information

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

Latest release on Jul 02, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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

31mins

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Rank #3: 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

35mins

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Rank #4: 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

31mins

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Rank #5: 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

29mins

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Rank #6: 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

35mins

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Rank #7: 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

24mins

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Rank #8: Episode 005 The Gay Conversation | Public Square: Politics and Baking Cakes

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How should Christians faithfully engage our political system when the government is at odds with historic Christian belief? Is our role to win legal decisions or simply to bear witness to God’s kingdom through the way we live and love? In the wake of the Supreme Court's Obergefell ruling, questions remain about the role of Christians institutions in our changing public square. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptists joins us to discuss the legislative landscape around religious freedom, LGBT rights, pluralism and the future of Christian institutions in America.

Key Contributors: Claude Alexander, Os Guinness, Russell Moore, Rod Dreher, Stanley Carlson-Thies, Dee Allsop.

Feb 11 2016

49mins

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Rank #9: 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

13mins

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Rank #10: Episode 023 | Legitimacy: Malcolm Gladwell

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Who or what deems an idea legitimate? Many people of faith think because their ideas are true, everyone should listen, pay attention, and do as they suggest. Malcolm Gladwell helps us understand how the process by which ideas are debated, opinions are formed, and a process is communicated can have more to do with whether the idea is embraced as truthful. But Gladwell also helps us understand why the truthfulness of an idea isn't always as important as the legitimacy of it. 

Sep 15 2016

22mins

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Rank #11: 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

17mins

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Rank #12: Episode 109 | The Burden Is Light: Jon Tyson

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Where will we allow Jesus to lighten our load?

Following the way of Jesus in contemporary culture is challenging – the amount of needs and opportunities to pursue can feel overwhelming. In this talk and subsequent interview, pastor and author Jon Tyson offers insight into how we can allow Jesus to shoulder this burden for us, and how that empowers us to more freely and fully seek God’s kingdom on earth.

Sep 20 2018

33mins

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Rank #13: 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

27mins

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Rank #14: Episode 141 | Irresistible Faith: Scott Sauls

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How Do We Leave Things Better Than We Found Them?

In a tired and cynical world, what if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Over time, their movements would become irresistible to every nation, tribe and tongue. Building on ideas expressed in his recently released book, Irresistible Faith, Scott Sauls will give us a blueprint for pursuing this vision in our current moment, of redeemed individuals and a renewed community working for a restored world.

Jan 03 2020

14mins

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Rank #15: 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

46mins

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Rank #16: Episode 142 | The Art of Waking Up: Seth Haines

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Writer Seth Haines joins Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about how we handle the inevitable pain of life and where we can find healing, wholeness and freedom. Seth is the author of the award-winning book, Coming Clean: A Story of Faith, and the newly released title, The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life. Seth shares how we can “wake up,” embarking on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul. 

Amid life’s inevitable pain, author Seth Haines shares how we can find healing, wholeness and freedom.

Jan 09 2020

28mins

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Rank #17: Episode 099 | Understanding Our Cultural Moment: Greg Thompson

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Understanding our current cultural climate may feel like an impossible quest. Yet as Christians, we are called to be the ones who understand the times and know how to lead and offer hope. How can we make sense of the confusion and think soundly about the chaos? Greg Thompson, with a Ph.D in Theology, Ethics and Culture and as director of Thriving Cities, helps us find clarity and perspective so we are equipped to help others make sense of our unique cultural moment.

Jun 07 2018

22mins

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Rank #18: Episode 006 The Gay Conversation | Q+A With Our Listeners

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In this episode we respond to several questions from you, our listeners. While this series invokes many passionate responses, we offer our opinions on a few of the questions that keep rising to the top. New York Times Bestselling Author, Preston Sprinkle, author of People To Be Loved joins Gabe Lyons, Founder of Q and author of Good Faith to discuss.

Feb 18 2016

32mins

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Rank #19: 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

15mins

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Rank #20: Episode 036 |Why Culture Matters: Tim Keller

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People of faith differ on how much concern we should pay to the culture at hand, questioning what good can we really do engaging in a broken world. Can we really make a significant difference? Does God share these concerns? Every generation must answer these questions in the same way creatives, artisans, industry and civic leaders have done for two millennia. Tim Keller, New York Times Bestselling Author and Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City provides a fundamental perspective on why culture matters to God and therefore must matter to us.

Dec 22 2016

22mins

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Episode 154 | Developing Resilient Children: Valerie Bell

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Following up on her talk at the Q 2020 Virtual Summit, Valerie Bell shares a timely and necessary conversation with Gabe Lyons about discipleship among children and the future of the church. Valerie serves as the CEO of Awana, a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. Valerie is also the author of the book, Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church.

Jul 02 2020

37mins

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Episode 153 | How We Create Hopeful Neighborhoods: Rev. Dr. Tony Cook

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Rev. Dr. Tony Cook joins Gabe Lyons for a hopeful conversation about why our neighborhoods matter now more than ever. Tony serves as the executive director of The Hopeful Neighborhood Project, a collaborative network committed to improving neighborhood well-being around the world. In this episode, Tony shares some of their insights, and he encourages us to not miss the opportunity to pursue the common good of our neighborhoods in this cultural moment.

Jun 22 2020

35mins

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Episode 152 | Mercy Multiplied: Nancy Alcorn

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In this episode, Mercy Multiplied founder Nancy Alcorn shares her story with the Q Community. Through a residential counseling program and outreach services, Mercy Multiplied equips people to live free and stay free through Jesus Christ. She shares what she’s learned through this journey and offers practical advice for those leading their families, communities and churches.

Jun 18 2020

33mins

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Episode 151 | Overcoming Polarization In Our Cities: JP DeGance

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JP DeGance joins Gabe Lyons for a thoughtful dialogue on how we advance good and overcome the polarization in our cities. JP is the founder of an organization called Communio, which consults with churches to equip them with data insights and ministry best practices to foster healthier relationships for singles, those preparing for marriage, married couples and those in marital crisis. 

Jun 15 2020

16mins

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Episode 150 | How We Engage Our New Moment: Gabe Lyons

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As COVID-19 continues to spread and alter the daily lives of many around the world, Gabe Lyons addresses the new reality we find ourselves in, pointing us toward the unique opportunities we have in this moment and the hope we can hold onto for the future. Gabe also gives the latest update on how Q is responding to these quickly changing times through the creation of the Q 2020 Virtual Summit, taking place this April 22-23. Learn how you and your family, church or community can be part of this two-day, unifying experience at qideas.org/2020.

Mar 20 2020

10mins

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Episode 149 | Daily Liturgy: Justin Whitmel Earley & Douglas McKelvey

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How Can Liturgy Inform Our Faith?

Almost four in 10 practicing Christians (38 percent) say they’ve never heard of or are not too familiar with the concept of Christian liturgy, and that statistic is even higher among evangelicals, according to 2017 research from Barna Group. However, for centuries Christians have grounded their faith with this practice. Douglas McKelvey, author of Every Moment Holy, and Justin Whitmel Earley, creator of the Common Rule, will lead us in a conversation about the impact of daily liturgical rhythms.

Mar 12 2020

14mins

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Episode 148 | Talk to Strangers: Malcolm Gladwell

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In our divided and isolated cultural moment, it can feel easy for us to become skeptical, jaded and distrustful of others. But Malcolm Gladwell argues that perhaps we’re wired for just the opposite; perhaps we’re wired to enter into deep relationship, trusting one another. Sharing research and stories from his newest book, Malcolm helps us understand why this is so essential and how we can improve in how we relate to others.

Mar 05 2020

21mins

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Episode 147 | Why Christians Must Gather & Prepare: Gabe Lyons

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Special Release from Gabe Lyons: In this episode, Gabe Lyons Gabe Lyons takes a deep dive into some of the most important issues for the year ahead and reminds us why it’s so important for Christians to gather, prepare and engage these critical topics and ideas. In a complicated and confusing cultural moment, Gabe argues that being educated and informed about these top issues equips us to lead more faithfully wherever we’ve been called. Gabe shares how this is the heart behind Q Conference (April 22-24 in Nashville, TN), and he invites listeners to make plans to attend Q 2020 for increased conversation, collaboration, connection and community. Learn more and register here.

Feb 27 2020

29mins

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Episode 146 | Intensional: D.A. Horton

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Author, pastor and professor of intercultural studies D.A. Horton joins Gabe Lyons for a candid and hopeful conversation about how we can embrace Kingdom ethnicity in a divided world. Through this conversation, D.A. helps us step into the tension that so often surrounds conversations about race and ethnicity to offer us vision and practical guidance for Christians longing to embrace our Kingdom ethnicity, combating the hatred in our culture with the hope of Jesus Christ. D.A.’s latest book, Intensional: Kingdom Ethnicity in a Divided World, goes deeper into each of these topics and is available now.

Feb 14 2020

26mins

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Episode 145 | Confronting Identity Politics: Justin Giboney

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How do we see and think beyond stereotypes?  Americans on either side of the aisle have long been divided by party lines, but in recent years, this has filtered into our public square of relationships. The labels and the divisions continue to grow, causing more and more voters to feel entrenched or disenfranchised. Does it have to be this way? Justin Giboney, attorney and co-founder of the AND Campaign, will examine the reality — and the limits — of identity politics.

Feb 06 2020

14mins

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Episode 144 | My Story of Abortion | April Hernandez-Castillo

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How Do We Move Forward From Tragic Decisions?

Abortion-it's a polarizing issue in American discourse, but what happens when we go beyond the talking points and listen to someone's personal story? At 19, April Hernandez-Castillo found herself in an abusive relationship, she escaped, but shortly after, she discovered she was pregnant. Feeling like she had no other choice, she had to consider all options. She'll share about that experience-and its effects-with us.

Jan 30 2020

21mins

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Episode 143 | Rings of Fire: Leonard Sweet

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Preacher, teacher, scholar and bestselling author Leonard Sweet joins Gabe Lyons for a thought-provoking conversation about our chaotic cultural moment and how Christians ought to prepare for an uncertain future. In his newest book, Rings of Fire, Leonard maps out the future for the church in a sweeping survey of the twenty-first century. In the face of eruptive and disruptive culture changes from economics and communications to bioethics and beyond, Len helps us understand how we fight fire with fire, not only catching up to our culture but leading our friends and neighbors to the feet of Christ. 

Jan 16 2020

39mins

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Episode 142 | The Art of Waking Up: Seth Haines

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Writer Seth Haines joins Gabe Lyons for a candid conversation about how we handle the inevitable pain of life and where we can find healing, wholeness and freedom. Seth is the author of the award-winning book, Coming Clean: A Story of Faith, and the newly released title, The Book of Waking Up: Experiencing the Divine Love That Reorders a Life. Seth shares how we can “wake up,” embarking on a journey toward the only Love worth adoring, the only Love that cures a soul. 

Amid life’s inevitable pain, author Seth Haines shares how we can find healing, wholeness and freedom.

Jan 09 2020

28mins

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Episode 141 | Irresistible Faith: Scott Sauls

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How Do We Leave Things Better Than We Found Them?

In a tired and cynical world, what if Christians became the best advertisement for Jesus? Over time, their movements would become irresistible to every nation, tribe and tongue. Building on ideas expressed in his recently released book, Irresistible Faith, Scott Sauls will give us a blueprint for pursuing this vision in our current moment, of redeemed individuals and a renewed community working for a restored world.

Jan 03 2020

14mins

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Episode 140 | Lessons from a Salt Mine: Margaret Feinberg

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What Does It Mean To Be The Salt Of The Earth?

Researching her latest book, Taste and See, Margaret Feinberg traveled far and wide - even 410 feet down into a salt mine - to understand how our appreciation of food affects the way we consume Scripture. In her talk, Margaret shares this experience and its spiritual implications.

Dec 27 2019

16mins

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Episode 139 | The Harm of Privilege: Amy Julia Becker

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What Responsibilities Come with Privilege?

The notion that some might have it better than others, for no good reason, offends our sensibilities. Yet, until we talk about privilege, we'll never fully understand it or find our way forward. Through her own story, Amy Julia Becker will show us how a life behind a white picket fence can restrict even as it protects, preventing us from loving our neighbors well.

Dec 19 2019

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Episode 138 | The Great Opportunity: Josh Crossman

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What is the future of evangelism?

As attendance and membership at American churches continue to decline, the Pinetops Foundation estimates that within the next 30 years, between 28 to 42 million young people raised in Christian homes will choose to leave the faith. While some may see this as a discouraging statistic, Joshua Crossman sees it instead as a great opportunity—the single largest gospel opportunity in the history of America, in fact. In this episode of the Q Podcast, he shares his research and optimism for the future.

Joshua Crossman shares what he believes to be the single-largest gospel opportunity in the history of America.

Dec 12 2019

16mins

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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

27mins

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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

27mins

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79
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3

Love it!

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

Great information

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