Being Countercultral (Q Society Room Series)
: 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 small groups of leaders to dialogue, learn, and work together to explore how...
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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 small groups 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 every participant's innermost beliefs and pre-conceived ideas about life, faith, the world, and cultural responsibility In Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society, host Gabe Lyons and DVD presenters Andy Crouch and Mike Foster explore how Christians need to live in contrast to the ways of the world. In this Q Society Room experience, each individual and the group as a whole are challenged to return to a biblical way of life. In a harsh, sinful world, you can live counter-culturally by practicing discernment, showing grace, and valuing responsibility. Lyons and Norton Herbst then help individuals and the group as a whole 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 biblical perspective on living a countercultural life in an out-of-control world. Meetings are divided among video, group reading, and group activity or project. Being Countercultural: Our Posture in a Changing Society group meetings include: Group Meeting One ? Video: Gabe Lyons | Being Countercultural Group Meeting Two ? Essay: Jason Locy and Tim Willard | Veneer Group Meeting Three ? Video: Andy Crouch | Power, Privilege and Risk Group Meeting Four ? Video: Mike Foster | People of a Second Chance Group Meeting Five ? Group Project and Discussion
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 UnChristian: 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