I’m at the annual gathering for Q Ideas, a group that somewhat does in person what we try to do here at TC: gather Christians to apply theological reflection to all of culture. With more than 40 presentations in two and a half days, it’s a wealth of information. Here are just a few nuggets from the first 24 hours.
“Jesus cares about how we produce oil…It all belongs to Him."
- Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, speaking about ‘Culture & The Kingdom’
“The Christian teaching on sexuality is good news."
- Dale Kuehne, author of Sex and the iWorld, speaking on ‘Sexual Economics’
“Don’t just anesthetize yourself with information that confirms your own biases about the world.”
- David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, on ‘Nones & Cities’
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“Why North Korea matters is not what we hear in the news…but the story of the Korean people.”
- Hannah Song, president and CEO of Liberty in North Korea, on ‘Why North Korea Matters"
“Instead of letting our light shine in our culture, we have been shaking our fists at our culture.”
- Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., on ‘The Gospel as a Virus’
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“I prefer to live with a true Jew than 100,000 Christians who are hypocrites.”
- Father Elias Chacour, Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Israel, on ‘Standing on the Wall’
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“Modesty isn’t about covering up our bodies because they’re bad. It’s about revealing our dignity.”
- Jessica Rey, designer and actor, on ‘The Evolution of the Swimsuit’
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“We need to know that what we do in business, arts, entertainment, athletics brings delight to God.”
- Richard Mouw
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