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Why Should We Thoughtfully Engage Culture?

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The Imagination Wars

While the world might offer only a vision for pursuing happiness at all costs, Christians can offer a better story. Christians can recognize the truth of people's pain, sit with it and imagine renewal through it. Founder of Q, Gabe Lyons challenges Christians to be part of shaping the cultural

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Advancing the Common Good

The common good is defined as—“the most good for all people.” Aristotle first conceived it, but Thomas Aquinas, a thirteenth-century Roman Catholic philosopher, honed it well as a Christian conception for how Christians ought to live alongside others who were different in society. This strict definition of the common

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Our Secular Age

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 word? Philosopher and theologian James K.A. Smith gives us context for

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Fierce Convictions

Why should our deepest beliefs compel us to action? Maya Angelou called courage the most important of virtues. Lesser-known but equally influential in her age is Hannah More, poet, abolitionist, and reformer from the 1800s. Like Angelou, More's extraordinary legacy is marked by her unordinary courage. In her book Fierce

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Intersectional

Forty percent of Americans believe that those with opposing political views pose a threat to the nation. In many ways, we are more divided than ever before: from race, to women’s rights, to conservative and liberal policies. But when we focus on differences it’s impossible to move toward

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Making a Difference Right Where You Are

Can you still live out your calling if you're in a place that you didn't really expect? During this Q Women talk, Deidra Riggs tells the story of how God was moving in places, even if she wasn't expecting to be in them.

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What If?

Founder of Mosaic in Los Angeles, Erwin McManus challenges the church to imagine "what if?" It's a question with unlimited answers. One that opens you up to consider ideas, perspectives, even people you may never have before. Yet even in such a seemingly unlimited vision, he admits that the most

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