Many Christians in the West struggle to know how to faithfully live and lead in a rapidly changing culture. There is a nagging sense that we need help—both to understand the culture and see how God may be asking us to respond. This series is designed to help leaders understand the character of our secular age, identify specific challenges and highlight the opportunities that abound for the Church to bring hope in our moment.
Our seven-part series unveils “Six Practices” that historically have guided the faithful in myriad ways no matter how the culture looked. This Q series, hosted by Gabe Lyons, features an exclusive, commissioned Q Talk delivered by Dr. Greg Thompson and is divided into segments for easy consumption. An accompanying podcast series adds conversation between Gabe and Greg in follow up to each segment and will help you apply the learning. Each segment builds on the last and helps establish how Christians can serve Christ’s mission, especially in the midst of significant society change.
Greg Thompson received his Ph.D in The Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the University of Virginia’s department of Religious studies. His dissertation, “An Experiment in Love: Martin Luther King and the Re-imagining of American Democracy,” explores King’s public theology of love. His other areas of research include Christian theology, Social theory, Political theology, and African American Intellectual history. Greg is an associate fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, an intellectual community committed to understanding cultural change and its social consequences, at the University of Virginia and considers the role of theological communities in the service of the common good. Greg is a lead scholar on the Institute’s Vocations and Common Good project.
Gabe Lyons is the co-author of Good Faith: Being a Christian when Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme and unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and Why it Matters. Gabe is also the founder of Q Ideas – a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in today’s society. Called “sophisticated and orthodox” by the New York Times, Q represents the new generation of Christians. Gabe often speaks on cultural issues where faith and public life intersect.