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New Topics Announced for Annual Q Conference
Q 2020 Will Feature the Most Important Conversations for the Year Ahead
NASHVILLE, TN—Q Ideas announces topics and speakers for its 2020 conference. Held April 22-24 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN, the annual gathering for Christian thought leaders features topics across “Seven Channels of Cultural Influence” (church, business, education, social sector, arts & entertainment, government and media) and includes key speakers Cyntoia Brown-Long on criminal justice reform, Dr. Robert Epstein from the American Institute for Behavior Research, Justin Giboney from The AND Campaign, and many more.
“Our 2020 Q Talks and topics equip leaders for thoughtful Christian presence within every channel of culture with timely topics like the election, criminal justice reform, censorship, gender and sexuality questions, and more. There are few spaces where this kind of honest, civil dialogue can take place,” says Gabe Lyons, founder of Q Ideas. “We’re not shying away from tough topics or questions. They’re all on the table.”
Q presents 30 curated 9- and 18-minute talks featuring the state of American culture and ways Christians can navigate the complexity of our changing society. It includes dedicated space for constructive debate and interaction with experts. Currently confirmed topics and speakers for 2020 include:
- Cyntoia Brown-Long, criminal justice reform advocate, on finding redemption
- Dr. Robert Epstein, from the American Institute for Behavior Research, on censorship
- Nancy Alcorn, founder of Mercy Multiplied, on suicide
- John Priddy & Keri Putnam, CEO’s of The Windrider Institute and Sundance Institute, on Sundance film conversations
- Justin Giboney & Michael Wear, from The AND Campaign, on Christianity and politics
- Dr. Preston Sprinkle, from The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, on the meaning of gender
- Edgar Sandoval, World Vision president and former Procter & Gamble executive, on the power of language
- Valerie Bell, CEO of AWANA, on resilient disciples
- Melvin Tinker, vicar of St. John Newland, on cultural Marxism
- Jon Tyson, pastor of Church of the City New York, on raising men
- David French & Eric Metaxas, a Never-Trump and a Trump advocate on the Trump dilemma
- More to be announced
Lyons founded Q Ideas in 2007 for the purpose of restoring Christian credibility and influence in Western society. “By equipping strategically positioned Christian influencers to renew the way they believe, think and act in regard to culture, we can increase the positive and ameliorating effect Christianity has on society.”
About Q Ideas: Q is a nonprofit media and events company based in Franklin, TN, that serves as a proven vehicle for building and sustaining a vision for restoring the credibility of the Christian faith in Western culture for new generations. Their long-term goal is to see the Christian faith become increasingly attractive, credible and influential in the church, our communities and the next generation.
About Gabe and Rebekah Lyons: Gabe and Rebekah Lyons founded Q in 2007, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Gabe is the co-author of Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme. Rebekah is a speaker and author of Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose. Prior to launching Q, Gabe served on the team that co-founded Catalyst, the largest gathering of young church leaders in America. Described as “sophisticated and orthodox” by The New York Times, Gabe and Rebekah’s work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Fox News and USA Today. They have four children, and live in Franklin, TN.