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.
Episode 263 | Understanding How We Think: Justin L. Barrett
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 create a framework for this type of thinking. This episode is part 3 of our 5 part series on science and virtue.
Episode 262 | Hope in a Time of Economic Disruption: Anne Rathbone Bradley
With rising costs from inflation, President Biden announcing student loan forgiveness, and questions about an impending recession, the economy has been on the forefront on many people's minds. What should Christians be thinking about in regards to all these issues? Anne Rathone Bradley, author, professor, and economist joins us to talk about these issues. This the second episode on our series on science and virute.
Episode 261 | Why Pluralism Matters: John Inazu
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 and virtue.
Subscribe for free to John's Substack to see his recent thoughts on pluralism in America: https://johninazu.substack.com/
Episode 260 | Encouraging Pastors: Josh Zeichik
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 engagement at Focus on the Family, is looking to walk alongside pastors to do just that.
Episode 259 | Managing Screen Time: Sissy Goff & David Thomas
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 about how parents can manage their kids' screen time in a healthy and accessible way.
Learn more and try Minno for free at gominno.com.
Episode 258 | Marketing Jesus: Jason Vanderground
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 have attempted to answer these questions. Listen in as he explains how they've been changing the script on modern evangelism.
Find out more about the project at hegetsus.com or start a free Bible reading plan on YouVersion.
Ep 187 about the book “Reparations”
This episode of Q is the best discussion of the subject of reparations I’ve ever heard. It is also going to be the mostly widely-shared podcast episode in my library. My favorite part of the episode is where Micah corrects an assumption in Gabe’s question that Black people will benefit most from the practice of repair, responding rightly that all believers will benefit from this discussion and work.
Keep Your Mind Sharp
Thought-provoking, challenging in all the best ways, full of content that really inspires you to grow in your faith and life in so many ways.
I depend on the Q podcast for a gentle (and yet sometimes alarming) presentation of Christian thinking and soulful responses.