Gabe Lyons is the author of The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America and the founder of Q—a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Additionally, he is the coauthor of Un Christian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture’s negative perceptions of Christians. Prior to launching Q (www.Qideas.org), Gabe co-founded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, and USA Today. Gabe, his wife, Rebekah, and their three children reside in Manhattan, New York
Staying Grounded In a Shifting World: Restoring the Ancient Practicesby Gabe Lyons
Following the example of the “Society Rooms” of the late 1600’s and the Clapham Circle of the early 1800’s, Q Society Rooms are designed to gather your small group of leaders to dialogue, learn, and work together to explore how to express the Christian faith in a post-Christian culture. A Participant’s Book, Leader’s DVD and Guide, and a group project complete the Q Society experience, which will challenge your and every other participant’s innermost beliefs and pre-conceived ideas about life, faith, the world, and cultural responsibility.
In Staying Grounded in a Shifting World: Rediscovering the Practices of Our Faith, host Gabe Lyons and DVD presenters Phyllis Tickle, Shane Hipps, and Matthew Sleeth delve into ancient practices of Christianity and the importance of bringing them into the 21st century. Discover traditions and habits that you can bring into your daily life, which will invigorate your passion for Jesus’ mission and bring back the joy and peace of living in communion with God.
Lyons and Herbst then help you and the group explore—through short articles by noted authors, transcripts from Q Talks (included in the Leader’s DVD and Guide), five meetings to discuss important topics related to the overall theme, and thought-provoking questions— a study on Christian practices and how they can solidify a godly foundation for living.
Staying Grounded in a Shifting World: Rediscovering the Practices of Our Faith group meetings include:
Group Meeting One – Video: Phyllis Tickle | Recovering the Ancient Practices
Group Meeting Two – Essay: Andy Crouch | From Purchases to Practices
Group Meeting Three – Video: Shane Hipps | The Spirituality of the Cell Phone
Group Meeting Four – Video: Matthew Sleeth | Observing the Sabbath
Group Meeting Five – Group Project and Discussion
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