Culture At Large

Quotes from Q

Josh Larsen

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’

- Related on TC: ‘Personalizing Netflix and the danger of closed systems’


“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"

- Related in TC: ‘How big a stick should Christian foreign policy carry in North Korea?’


“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’

- Related on TC: ‘Why eating at Chick-fil-A isn’t the same as taking communion’


“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’

- Related on TC: ‘Strife in Gaza and wanting to be made well’


“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’

- Related on TC: ‘Oscar fashion and Christian modesty’


“We need to know that what we do in business, arts, entertainment, athletics brings delight to God.”

- Richard Mouw

- Related on TC: ‘About Us’

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