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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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With the increase in both personal and national security threats, cybersecurity has become a major cause of concern in our culture. Moreso, the need for qualified, ethical workers to fight these threats is at an all time high. Paul J. Maurer, president of Montreat College, has been equipping his students to do just that. Through their cybersecurity…
 
Human trafficking is one of the great evils of our time and often seems like an issue so big we don’t know how to respond. Is there a root cause behind human trafficking, and can the Church make a difference in stopping it? Agape International Missions (AIM) has been doing this, rescuing those in trafficking and helping with the arrest of trafficke…
 
In a nine-minute talk, Anthony Hendricks covers 500+ years of history, starting in 1453 and ending in our present day. This not only provides us with context to better understand the long legacy of American racism; it also challenges us to create a more hopeful future where all are treated equally and equitably. Watch this talk and more from leader…
 
Have you wondered how the intersection of mental health, science and faith converge? How we can strengthen our relationship with God, ourselves and others? Join Dr. Curt Thompson, board-certified psychiatrist, as he explores themes of interpersonal neurobiology and Christianity. NeuroFaith invites listeners to discover how their minds were built to…
 
As changes to abortion laws continue to pervade the news every day, what can the Church do to help promote life and healing within culture? Studies show that while the majority of people on both sides of the political aisle support adoption, fewer actually adopt. Elizabeth Kirk, Director of the Center for Law and research associate at the Columbus …
 
Often, there is confusion surrounding the United States’ governmental structure. With taglines like the Washington Post’s “Democracy Dies in Darkness” or the protest rally cry, “This is what democracy looks like!” it’s easy to see why. Where does the term “democratic republic” fit into all of this? In light of that, how does it change how we intera…
 
At the pace our world moves, it’s often difficult to live in the moment. We would rather look forward to the next meeting, next gadget, or next vacation. Is there an alternate way to live as a Christian? Can contentment become real and tangible in our lives? Pastor Scott Sauls concludes our event by admonishing us to live from a place of wholeness …
 
Rashawn Copeland, founder of I’m So Blessed Daily and Without Walls Ministries, has spent his adult life teaching millions of people through social media and online content. Through his TikTok and social media accounts, he proclaims the gospel to people he runs across, asking them to share what Jesus has done in their life. He joins us to share his…
 
Minimalism may be something you read about in self-help books or see on TV, but Jesus himself led a minimalist lifestyle. Many modern day Westerners, fed up with the consumerism of our day have embraced tiny house living as an alternative. Matt and Elizabeth Impola own a company called Handcrafted Movement, striving to go against the grain and buil…
 
It seems like the ideological, religious, and political divide has become wider and wider in the last few years. Rather than disagreeing and having thoughtful conversations, people of all sides have decided to leave conversations they don’t agree with. Is this the way of Jesus? Should we let these differences divide us? Rebekah Lyons, author and po…
 
What can we do? It's the natural question after a disaster. Our hearts break for the hurting and the grieved. We want to reach out, to help. As citizens of planet earth, we are regularly and often confronted with the problem of pain, with the reality of human suffering. Natural disasters occur with increasing frequency and force. The number of slav…
 
In an increasingly secular, chaotic and uncertain cultural moment, how must Christians believe, think and act? In this Q Talk, Gabe Lyons sets up the Q 2020 Virtual Summit by educating us about “the Spirit of Babylon” present in our own society. Want to hear more talks like this and connect with like-minded leaders? Join us April 28 & 29 for The Cu…
 
Here in the United States, we've been watching as inflation is quickly changing the marketplace. Is there a way we could have anticipated this rate of inflation? When we think about money, is there a better way forward? Bitcoin expert, Jimmy Song, shares his thoughts on how he sees Bitcoin as the future of currency. Want more talks like this? Join …
 
Is it possible that we see ourselves as more moral than we actually are? How can we remedy this gap? What can we learn from history and Scripture? Dr. Christian Miller joins Gabe Lyons to talk about his work on character and virtue formation. Interested in more conversations like this? Join us at The Culture Summit happening April 28-29. Find out m…
 
The Christian world is continually rocked by sexual abuse and harassment allegations against well-known people and organziations. What can we do to prevent these tragedies from occuring? Are theology, culture and policies causing these issues? And can we be a part of identifying solutions? Attorney and advocate Rachael Denhollander shares how we ca…
 
It's been almost 15 years since the book Culture Making released. In this interview with Andy Crouch and Sho Baraka, hosted by Grant Skeldon, they talk about what it looks like to create culture. Do the same rules still apply? How can we create in a way that keeps us relevant? Andy and Sho answer these questions in this week's episode. Want to hear…
 
In a world that rejects masculinity as toxic, what does it mean to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his version of what it means to be a man? Brant Hansen, author of The Men We Need, reminds men and women alike of man's first role, to be keepers of the garden. He proposes a renewed vision of what it means to be a man in the 21st century and pet…
 
In many ways, the events of the last year completely disrupted and upended our lives. It can be tempting, then, to try to merely endure or ignore this disruption. But instead, Danielle Strickland challenges us to see the disruption of this moment as an invitation and an opportunity for something greater. How will you respond? This talk was given at…
 
In this talk from the 2013 Q Women and Calling event, Kathy Keller discusses the way that gender roles have misused in the past. The antidote has been to throw the whole idea away. Is this the correct response? Keller argues that to reject our genders—as women and men—is to push away a great gift from God, given to us to reflect his nature more ful…
 
Through a year marked by confusion, chaos, and polarization, Gabe, Rebekah and Grant talk about what the Church has to offer in this moment. They spend time talking about what it means to connect and gather together as a body of believers in the midst of this cultural confusion. They also share a first look at The Culture Summit happening this Apri…
 
The inauguration of Barack Obama led to conjecture that America was officially a post-racial society. Over the past few years, it's evident that it will take more than the election of a person of color to move our nation past the systemic racism existing in workplaces, schools, and prisons. In this talk from 2016, Adam Thomason leads a conversation…
 
We’re living in a time in which more and more people seem to believe no truth is absolute and all authority is suspect. In light of these cultural trends, how can we reclaim and hold fast to an appropriate understanding of the power, authority and truth of God’s Word? That’s a critical question that Gen Z leader Gabrielle Odom helps us wrestle with…
 
We all have felt the temperature rise over the last few years around the topic of race. As we are experiencing a once in a generation moment, how can we think well and commit to being a part of the solution that brings reconciliation and healing for all? Soledad O’Brien, an award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer dedicated…
 
What lessons can Christians learn from the African American legacy and experience? Tyler Burns, president of The Witness, challenges us to see the gift of the black Christian experience in this powerful talk. This talk was given at the 2021 Culture Summit. If you're interested in ideas and conversations like these, join us this year, April 28-29 in…
 
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