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 201 | The Future of Child Discipleship: Matt Markins
In a post-Christian culture, how can we equip our children to become resilient disciples of Christ? That’s a question Matt Markins helps us wrestle with on this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. As the Chief Strategy Officer at Awana, Matt is a leading expert in the world of children’s ministry. In this episode, Matt shares his own story, highlights key research on what our kids really need and points us toward a hopeful future of the Church.
To learn more and register for the Child Discipleship Forum, visit resilientdisciples.com
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Episode 200 | Redeeming Systems & People: Heather Rice-Minus
As Christians, we're confident in the gospel’s power to redeem us as individuals. But perhaps what we don’t talk about enough is the gospel’s power to transform larger systems, structures and cultures. This is a truth Heather Rice-Minus challenges us to see. As a senior vice president at Prison Fellowship, Heather articulates the case for restorative criminal justice solutions and explains how churches play a critical role in meeting the needs of those impacted by crime and incarceration.
Want to go deeper in this conversation? Get your free copy of Outrageous Justice and sign up for Prison Fellowship's virtual small group study at www.prisonfellowship.org/outrageousjustice.
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Episode 199 | How Should Christians Approach the News?: Jeffrey Bilbro
When we read the news, we are not merely informed—we’re also formed. In his new book, Reading the Times, author Jeffery Bilbro helps us gain a theological and historical perspective on the nature and very purpose of news. Offering an alternative vision of the rhythms of life, he suggests thoughtful practices for media consumption in order to cultivate healthier ways of reading and being.
To learn more from Jeffery Bilbro, find his new book available now wherever books are sold.
Episode 198 | Emotionally Healthy Discipleship: Pete Scazzero
How can we move from shallow Christianity to deep transformation? Pete Scazzero argues it starts in our discipleship. Author of the new book Emotionally Healthy Discipleship, Pete shares his own journey toward emotional health and casts a hopeful vision for how the global Church can overcome its current discipleship crisis.
Pete’s new book is available now wherever books are sold. You can also learn more about his organization at emotionallyhealthy.org.
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Episode 197 | Fully Known: Mo Isom Aiken
We were made for intimacy—spiritual intimacy with God that brings oneness and bears powerful fruit. We were made to know Him and be known by Him, fully. So why do we often feel burnt-out, distant and disheartened in our journey of faith? Sharing her own story, Mo Aiken helps us wrestle with this question in today’s episode of the Q Ideas Podcast. Author of the new book Fully Known: An Invitation to True Intimacy with God, Mo helps us see why this message is so important—especially for our current cultural moment.
This conversation is part of our Q Ideas Book Tour, where each month we feature authors who share ideas important for this cultural moment. Want to join us for additional resources and conversations as part of the Q Ideas Book Tour? Get connected at qideas.org/booktour.
Episode 196 | Equality Act Implications: Kristen K. Waggoner
In the U.S. Senate now, the Equality Act is a proposed piece of legislation that would add sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes under federal civil rights law. However, this bill has been met with significant controversy as many believe it would go too far to inhibit individual religious freedom. In light of this, how should Christians respond? Kristen K. Waggoner, who serves as general counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, shares her perspective in this episode of the Q Ideas Podcast.
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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.
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