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As James K.A. Smith says, "you are what you love." In a similar manner, what you pay attention to forms how you think. Justin Barrett, founder of Blueprint 1543, joins us to talk about how we think and process new ideas. What ideas do we hold that we should keep? How do we discern when we should change our mind? Dr. Barrett explains how we can crea…
 
Polarization is at the center of many of the national and local conversations we're having. What we lack in commonality feels like a hinderence. But what if our differences could come together in a confident pluralism? John Inazu, co-editor of Uncommon Ground, tackles some of these questions in today's first part of our 5 episode series on science …
 
Barna research has shown that 42% of pastors have considered quitting full-time ministry in the past year. Issues like stress, loneliness, and political divisions are driving factors in these considerations. In this tumultuous few years, pastors are needing encouragement, both personally and professionally. Josh Zeichik, director of church engageme…
 
Every smartphone will let you check your screen time. Many find the weekly reminder of the copious amounts of time spent jarring. For parents, the amount of screen time kids are consuming is even more front of mind. In this week's episode, Sissy Goff and David Thomas from Daystar Counseling Ministries are joined by Erick Goss from Minno, to talk ab…
 
Why has Christianity become more known for what it stands against than the love it invites people into? How did the world's greatest love story become known as a hate group? Many of the current issues we're facing were directly addressed by the words and life of Jesus. Jason Vanderground has been working on a project called He Gets Us, where they h…
 
In world bogged down by the 24/7 news cycle, cultivating happiness can seem like an impossible thing to do. It seems like there is always something bad happening no matter where we look. Joy Marie Clarkson, author of Aggressively Happy, shares 3 ways that she has found to begin to be a person truly content. Use promo code QIDEAS at check out at bak…
 
Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about what our calling is and how we can live fully into how God created each of us uniquely. Whether you're considering a change in life or helping someone else discover their giftings, this short talk will help lay out some practical steps to moving that direction. Dr. Stephanie Shackelford, senior fellow a…
 
In this episode, Amy Sherman, director of Sagamore Institute's Center on Faith in Communities, talks about what it means to participate in God's redemptive call in every aspect of life. In this brief breakout, Sherman tells stories of hope to encourage Christians to keep fighting for the good, beautiful, true, just, prosperous, and sustainable- and…
 
Whether you're looking to hire someone or be hired yourself, the process can be exhausting to find the right fit. William Vanderbloemen, founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group, is the expert in staffing churches and values-based businesses. In this episode, he will offer 3 pieces of advice for those looking for the perfect candidate or those looking…
 
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 …
 
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