272 episodes

THINQ Media (formerly Q Ideas) educates, equips and empowers Christian thought leaders to create conversations that lead to wisdom.

We do this through our new digital platform, a podcast network, and a series of regional and national events designed to convene leaders around topics that matter to Christians today. Listen to the THINQ Media Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 166 Ratings

THINQ Media (formerly Q Ideas) educates, equips and empowers Christian thought leaders to create conversations that lead to wisdom.

We do this through our new digital platform, a podcast network, and a series of regional and national events designed to convene leaders around topics that matter to Christians today. Listen to the THINQ Media Podcast to learn, explore and consider how you can be faithful in our cultural context.

    How Children View God and the Afterlife: Dr. Melanie Nyhof | Episode 273

    How Children View God and the Afterlife: Dr. Melanie Nyhof | Episode 273

    Do you remember your very first image or concept of God? Your first thoughts about death and the afterlife?

    In this episode, Gabe talks to Dr. Melanie Nyhof, a developmental psychologist at Carthage College who conducts cross-cultural developmental research examining the development of religious and cultural concepts.

    Gabe and Melanie specifically discuss her research of children’s cognitive development related to how they view God and the afterlife. She explains that in addition to different religious and cultural practices, various other sources can influence a child’s first interpretations and understanding of God, such as TV shows, movies, and even cartoon-like drawings of God in children’s bibles.

    Tune in to learn what advice Melanie offers to parents as they help their children cultivate an understanding of and belief in God.

    Resources:

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    • 26 min
    Contributions Science Can and Cannot Make in Understanding Morality | Dr. David Lahti, Episode 272

    Contributions Science Can and Cannot Make in Understanding Morality | Dr. David Lahti, Episode 272

    “...in no way could [the theory of evolution] replace, much less undermine, morality,” says Dr. David Lahti, Assistant Professor of Biology at Queens College, City University of New York.

    In this episode, Gabe has a fascinating conversation with David, covering everything from the learned behaviors of birds and what makes birds happy to why young people are leaving the church. They dive into the age-old nature-nurture debate and discuss why scientism cannot explain away morality.

    Tune in to hear more about Dr. Lahti’s research and the complexities he’s found at the intersection of idealism, scientism, and cultural relativism.

    Resources:

    Create a free THINQ Account to access more trusted content like this on topics from all channels of culture at thinqmedia.com. Lahti Lab Veery Bird Song

    • 28 min
    How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Human Connection: Dr. Rosalind W. Picard | Episode 271

    How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Human Connection: Dr. Rosalind W. Picard | Episode 271

    In this episode, Gabe interviews Dr. Rosalind Picard, a renowned scientist, inventor, engineer, and member of the faculty of MIT's Media Lab.

    Rosalind helps us define and understand affective computing and what role empathy, emotion, and human connection have in relation to A.I. and other technologies. They talk about the relational and ethical tensions in building technologies that people come to rely on. Rosalind also shares a powerful example of how wearable technologies can save lives. 

    Listen in as Gabe and Rosalind ask the tough questions around affective computing and discern whether or not we’re becoming more or less human with the help of these technologies.

    Resources:

    Create a free THINQ Account to access more trusted content like this on topics from all channels of culture at thinqmedia.com. Rosalind’s Ted Talk: An AI Smartwatch that Detects Seizures MIT's Media Lab Affective Computing Research Group MIT's MindHandHeart Initiative Center for Neurobiological Engineering

    • 25 min
    What It Means To Be Human: Dr. Curt Thompson | Episode 270

    What It Means To Be Human: Dr. Curt Thompson | Episode 270

    “…the Bible gives us a grounding for what it means for us to be human, but science can give us a bigger window into the mechanics of how we then apply that meaning on a day-to-day basis,” says psychiatrist and author Dr. Curt Thompson.

    In this episode, Gabe continues our Science and Faith series with Curt, discussing how God has designed our brains to function and how much this design reveals the unique nature of every human being. Curt draws neurobiological correlations to the biblical narrative, specifically about our human need for relationship in order to flourish. He shares how our lack of relationship and community caused by our cell phone and social media usage is driving the mental health crisis.

    Tune in to hear what Curt suggests we can do to simplify our lives and foster community, comfort and confidence in ourselves and our children.

    Resources: 

    https://curtthompsonmd.com THINQ Talk: Mental Health Practices, Curt Thompson THINQ Talk: Q&A: Mental Health + Suicide, Curt Thompson, Scott Sauls, Rebekah Lyons NeuroFaith with Dr. Curt Thompson, a THINQ Media Podcast Create an account to access more trusted content on topics from all channels of culture at thinqmedia.com. 

    • 23 min
    The Science of Spirituality: Lisa Miller | Episode 269

    The Science of Spirituality: Lisa Miller | Episode 269

    “In the United States, we wait for people to bottom out,” says New York Times bestselling author and psychologist Lisa Miller. But she reminds us “we were built for this,” describing how God designed and equipped us with an awakened brain made of three circuits that we can access: We are guided. We are loved and held. And we are never alone. 

    THINQ Co-Founder, Gabe Lyons, kicks off our special Science and Faith Series with Lisa, discussing the compelling science and data behind our human capacity for spirituality and how our brains literally become more resilient and robust as we engage in our faith and relationships.

    Tune in as Gabe and Lisa dig into how important this truth is for combatting suicide and mental health issues, specifically in our military and our children. You’ll learn ways to encourage and prioritize spiritual development and promote mental and physical health.

    Resources:

    The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving US Army TRADOC Leadership Professional Development Webinar: Spirituality and Health with Dr. Lisa Miller NeuroFaith with Dr. Curt Thompson, a THINQ Media Podcast Create an account to access more trusted content on topics from all channels of culture at thinqmedia.com. 

    • 34 min
    Could Asbury Lead to Awakening? | Rebekah Lyons and Grant Skeldon

    Could Asbury Lead to Awakening? | Rebekah Lyons and Grant Skeldon

    People seem to be waking up. Awake to God’s heart, to hope and to the possibilities that what we’ve read about in days of old could happen again. Asbury University represents a place where the veil became thin and we want to have a conversation about it and what it may mean for all of us. What God is doing in Asbury wasn’t meant to stay in Kentucky, it’s meant to permeate our families, our churches and our homes.
    Engage with a special edition podcast where Rebekah Lyons and Grant Skeldon discuss their inspiring and challenging experience visiting Asbury.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

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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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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.

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Profoundly inspiring

I depend on the Q podcast for a gentle (and yet sometimes alarming) presentation of Christian thinking and soulful responses.

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