I'm wrapping up the last bit of work at the church before heading to the airport for a trip to Chicago. I'll be attending the Q conference. I went last year in Austin and thought it was one of the best, most thought provoking opportunities to explore the role of the church.
Q is the brainchild of Gabe Lyons (coauthor of UnChristian). Here's how they describe it:
Q was created as a place where church and cultural leaders could come together to collaborate and explore ideas about how the Gospel can be expressed within our cultural context. Our method of learning is simple: exposure, conversation and collaboration. We didn’t want to create just another conference, but instead, make an intentional effort to platform the best and the brightest ideas that are shaping our world and interact with them.
The conference is framed around the themes of Culture, Future, Church, and Gospel. All of the topics look interesting, but I'm most excited to hear from Tim Keller, Sean Womack, Charles Lee and Richard Florida. It's going to be an interesting week.