Q Podcast

Q Podcast

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Q educates and equips Christians to engage our cultural moment.
049 | Ideas For The Common Good
Mar 23 • 26 min
Each year at Q, we partner with Praxis Labs to hear from some of the best up-and-comping visionaries. These people want to present their big idea to the room and our hope is that they will change the world with their incredible ideas. Listen in as…
048 | You Are What You Love
Mar 16 • 26 min
Q Founder and President Gabe Lyons sits down for a conversation with James K.A. Smith about his upcoming book, “You Are What You Love.” What does it mean to view our world holistically and how can Christians reclaim some lost practices?
047 | What My Mother Taught Me
Mar 9 • 26 min
What if you found your life’s work when you were middle-aged? In this episode, we get the chance to listen to a compelling talk by Shauna Niequest as she explores her mother’s journey into calling.
046 | Cities
Mar 2 • 25 min
What does it mean to really invest in a city? How can we be better influences in our communities? This week, we’re listening to a talk by Wayne Gordon in Chicago and another by Chris Horst in Denver as they explain how they see God moving in their…
045 | Free To Be Called
Feb 23 • 27 min
Join us as we sit down with Rebekah Lyons, Q Co-Founder and author of “You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are.” She talk about calling and how her life has been shaped by paying attention to where her “burden and talents collide.”
044 | Pluralism
Feb 17 • 27 min
What does it mean to live in a pluralistic society? How can we engage with those who do not believe the same things we do? The religious climate of the world we live in diverse, so we sat down with Miroslav Volf to hear about what it means to…
043 | Activism
Feb 9 • 29 min
A generation passionate about authentic faith has given rise to a new golden age of Christian optimism and social activism. But as a dizzying number of organizations call for our attention and engagement, Christians are beginning to see the pitfalls…
042 | Technology + Relationships
Feb 2 • 24 min
We are in danger of losing a new generation to the numbing agents of electronics. Dr. Kara Powell, executive director of Fuller Youth Institute, wonders what it means to raise children in a digital age. She argues that stewardship of technology…
041 | The Prophetic Minority
Jan 26 • 29 min
In a nation in which the church was once a dominant and unifying mainstay in America life, what does it look like to be the minority?
040 | Faith + Politics
Jan 19 • 27 min
How Christians think of politics, how we relate the machinations of politics to the promises of God and reality of the gospel, will determine how we respond to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Listen in as Michael Wear discusses his…
039 | The Transgender Conversation
Jan 12 • 46 min
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…
038 | Responding to Aleppo: Richard Stearns + Jeremy Courtney
Jan 6 • 26 min
We’re in the middle of the largest refugee crisis since World War II, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by what is happening all over the world. As we consider how we can respond both in action and in awareness, we hope you’re encouraged by these two…
037 | Life Without Pediatrics: Dr. Una Mulale
Dec 29, 2016 • 15 min
How do childhood experiences shape our calling? Dr. Una Mulale is the first Pediatric Critical Care Specialist from Botswana. Her goal is to implement tertiary healthcare structures in low-resource countries in Africa and around the world. This is her…
036 |Why Culture Matters: Tim Keller
Dec 22, 2016 • 22 min
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…
035 | A Conversation on Race and America: Greg Thompson, Michelle Higgins & David Bailey
Dec 14, 2016 • 33 min
How can we work toward racial reconciliation in America? We live in a nation that at times feels more divided than ever. In this conversation, we’ll explore the history of racism in America, how to better engage with our community and what blindspots…
034 | Six Practices of the Church: Vocation
Dec 5, 2016 • 36 min
We are all involved in some sort of vocation. No matter where or what it is, we know that God calls us to be faithful in those places. From home to office and beyond, we have the opportunity to practice vocation well in a way that makes the world a…
033 | Six Practices of the Church: Hospitality
Nov 27, 2016 • 29 min
What does it mean to be part of a community? Is it different to invest in the Church or in the places you live and work? In this Episode, we talk about the importance of community, what it is and what it means to be a people of hospitality.
032 | Six Practices of the Church: Formation
Nov 21, 2016 • 26 min
The way that we build character depends on how we approach even the littlest habits and moments of our days. When we form habits that are good, they build up in our lives in positive ways, and when we foster habits that are not good, they can slowly…
031 | Six Practices of the Church: Identity
Nov 14, 2016 • 24 min
The core of who we are is our identity. In the 4th episode of “Six Practices of the Church,” Greg Thompson speaks to the importance of knowing who we are. When we lose sight of identity, we stray away from our God-given purpose. What does that…
030 | Six Practices of the Church: Confession
Nov 9, 2016 • 23 min
The origins of the Church are thousands of years old. Through generations that span cultures and millennia, we see that though history has changed the face of the broader world, the Church has always clung to core beliefs. In this time of turmoil, how…
029 | Six Practices of the Church: Context
Oct 31, 2016 • 26 min
This week, we discuss the importance of Context in the Six Practices of the Church. How do we love our neighbors well in this cultural moment?
028 | Six Practices of the Church: The Way Forward
Oct 24, 2016 • 35 min
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…
027 | Deborah Lipstadt: Denial
Oct 20, 2016 • 31 min
One of the nation’s foremost experts on Holocaust denial and modern anti-Semitism, Lipstadt’s 2005 book, “History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving,” is the story of her libel trial in London against Irving, who sued her for calling him a…
026 | Pete Richardson: On Calling, Ambition & Surrender
Oct 6, 2016 • 22 min
Many of us struggle to discern our role in God’s bigger plan for the world; some of us even struggle to see God’s plan at all. We’re unsure of our purpose, or uncertain of how we can use that purpose to bring renewal to our communities. Pete…
025 | Spiritual Guidance for Artificial Intelligences: Kevin Kelly
Sep 29, 2016 • 23 min
Culture, creatives, and the marketplace are becoming more interested in the development of Artificial Intelligence. In 2014, AI startups saw a 302 percent increase in funding. The potential to better our lives, solve global problems, and innovate…
024 | Six Months to Live: Kimberly Kuo
Sep 22, 2016 • 24 min
One-hundred-five people leveraged Oregon’s “Death with Dignity” law last year. Some argue that compassion requires support of assisted suicide, that avoiding pain is a worthy pursuit. How should people of faith consider death and dying? Kimberly Kuo,…
023 | Legitimacy: Malcolm Gladwell
Sep 15, 2016 • 22 min
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…
022 | Red States, Blue Cities: Governor Haslam & Mayor Dean
Sep 11, 2016 • 26 min
As the electorate in America evolves and red states and blue states compete for control, one critical observation remains: cities overwhelmingly vote Democratic while rural, less populous counties vote Republican. The gap between urban and rural…
021 | Cease Fire: Gangs & Redemption: Dr. Paul David Smith
Sep 1, 2016 • 13 min
Public safety coordinator for the city of Chattanooga, Paul David Smith, discusses Chattanooga’s response to gang-related issues, community safety and mentoring. Smith is the former principal of Howard High School in downtown Chattanooga and the proud…
020 | A Story of Faith and Persecution: Nik + Ruth Ripken
Aug 22, 2016 • 36 min
This week we talked with Nik and Ruth Ripken, an ordinary couple with an extraordinary story. After the death of their son, they journeyed into the depths of the persecuted church around the world asking the question - Is Jesus Worth It? The film…
019 | Cosmopolitan Evangelism: Jon Tyson
Aug 18, 2016 • 13 min
In a culture where religious pluralism has become widely accepted, there is a tendency to back away from evangelism—after all, it’s kind of aggressive and could be seen as intolerant. How do we communicate our faith in a way that resonates and…
018 | The Religion Of The Academy: Paul Lim
Aug 11, 2016 • 12 min
Since the Enlightenment, Europe has observed the slow divorce of the church from the university. The same phenomenon has taken place in the United States, which we witness today in the religious ambivalence of schools like Harvard, Princeton, and…
017 | A Day In The Life Of A Nun: Sister Joan of Arc
Aug 4, 2016 • 14 min
From plays like the Sound of Music and movies like Sister Act, we have seen a wide array of interpretations of a nun’s typical lifestyle. Sister Joan of Arc from the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, will explain how their convent located in Nashville…
016 | Educating The Media: Michael Cromartie
Jul 28, 2016 • 13 min
Often Christians complain about being misrepresented by mainstream media, but could that change with intentional efforts? Michael Cromartie, Vice President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has created opportunities for members of the national…
015 | The Irrelevance of Faith: David Kinnaman
Jul 21, 2016 • 13 min
Christians face an unprecedented landscape at the intersection of faith and public life. Over 46% of our neighbors believe religion and people of faith are part of the problem in our communities, not the solution. As a growing list of contentious…
014 | The Evolution of the Swimsuit: Jessica Rey
Jul 7, 2016 • 12 min
Fashion matters. It influences the imagination and drives the way people uniquely represent themselves. The evolution of the women’s swimsuit is one place where there has been a visible shift away from modesty. In the current world of swimwear,…
013 | Artists & Poets: Lecrae
Jun 30, 2016 • 21 min
With a Cinderella story of drug-dealer-turned-Jesus-lover, Lecrae is the only artist to ever debut an album that simultaneously topped the Billboard 200 and Gospel charts. For any musician, such an accomplishment is simply an Anomaly, the very title…
012 | Our Refugee Crisis: Noel Yeatts & Jeremy Courtney
Jun 23, 2016 • 17 min
The world is facing the worst refugee crisis since WWII. Over 11 million Syrians have been displaced, and while some try to seek safe harbor in Europe, the vast majority will never leave the region. In the face of human depravity and under an enormous…
011 | Foster Care & Adoption: Brian & Julie Mavis
Jun 16, 2016 • 13 min
As adopted children of God, how can we reflect that relationship to the world we serve? Action must be taken to provide care for children in the foster system who’ve never experienced the love of a family to call their own. Adopt Colorado Kids…
010 | Snowboards and Calling: Kelly Clark
Jun 2, 2016 • 20 min
What if following your passion leads to worldly success, to weatlh, fame, and power? What does service look like from here? Can you balance the pressures of success while seeking to make disciples? Snowboarder/Olympic Gold medalist Kelly Clark has…
009 | Our Secular Age: James K.A. Smith
May 26, 2016 • 21 min
The term “secular” is perhaps overused when referring to government, schools, business and western culture in general. But is the secular something “out there?” Or are we all “secular” now? What’s changed? And is secularism the last…
008 | Unlikely Allies: Ted Trimpa & Jim Daly
May 18, 2016 • 25 min
We’ve been drawing religious lines in the sand for hundreds of years, using varying standards to determine who’s “in” and who’s “out.” How can Christians work for peace within culture if we can’t get it right amongst ourselves? Ted…
007 Q Denver | What’s Happening April 21-23?
Mar 8, 2016 • 26 min
This week, Preston Sprinkle is back interviewing Gabe Lyons on the vision and mission behind the upcoming Q Conference, April 21-23 in Denver. Did you know that 42% of Americans believe people of faith are part of the problem in our world? Q Denver…
006 The Gay Conversation | Q+A With Our Listeners
Feb 17, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode we respond to several questions from you, our listeners.
005 The Gay Conversation | Public Square: Politics and Baking Cakes
Feb 10, 2016 • 49 min
How should Christians faithfully engage our political system when the government is at odds with historic Christian belief?
004 The Gay Conversation | Ministry: How Should The Church Move Forward?
Feb 3, 2016 • 39 min
Many people who identify as gay have had a poor experience in their local church.
003 The Gay Conversation | Relationships: How Do I Love and Support My Gay Friends?
Jan 27, 2016 • 31 min
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
002 The Gay Conversation | Theology: Not What the Bible Says, But What it Means
Jan 21, 2016 • 36 min
One’s theology will determine everything about how they engage the gay conversation.
001 The Gay Conversation | Context: Owning Our History
Jan 13, 2016 • 30 min
As our culture’s affirmation of gay sexuality grows, what does this mean for Christians and the Church?
000 The Race Conversation | Race, Reconciliation and The Gospel
Jan 12, 2016 • 45 min
“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.