Learning works best when we participate together. That’s why we created Q&A, a summer series that explores three of the big topics that came out of our Q 2018 conference this past April. We’re inviting you to participate with us as we watch these talks together, interact with the presenters and have opportunities for you to ask your own questions.
Let’s learn together this summer. We hope you’ll join us.
Gabe Lyons is the co-author of Good Faith: Being a Christian when Society Thinks You’re Irrelevant and Extreme and unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity and Why it Matters. Gabe is also the founder of Q Ideas – a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in today’s society. Called “sophisticated and orthodox” by the New York Times, Q represents the new generation of Christians. Gabe often speaks on cultural issues where faith and public life intersect.
Duke spent his early years in Southern California, then journeyed to the East Coast for his undergraduate studies at Brown University (A.B.). Duke moved to Washington, DC in 2004 to serve as the Assistant Pastor of GraceDC’s “anchor” congregation, Grace Downtown, then in 2011 planted its second congregation, Grace Meridian Hill, a cross-cultural neighborhood church located in one of the most ethnically and economically diverse parts of our nation’s capital. Duke and Paula live in the Columbia Heights neighborhood together with their three children.
Ashley Mathews is the parish pastor at Trinity Anglican on the Eastside of Atlanta, GA.
Adam Blai holds a Masters Degree in Adult Clinical Psychology from Penn State University. He is a Church decreed expert on religious demonology and exorcism in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Blai is an auxiliary member of the International Association of Exorcists based in Rome. Over the last decade he has helped educate priests on exorcism at national conferences, seminars, and through consultation on many cases in a number of dioceses. He has assisted at dozens of solemn exorcisms, house exorcisms, and resolutions of hauntings. In addition to Church cases, he reaches out to educate people on the current paranormal craze, the dangers therein, and more ethical ways to resolve hauntings. He has put together a pastoral manual for priests on exorcism and resolving human spirit hauntings.
His professional life has been spent working in the Pennsylvania State prison system as a Psychological Services Specialist, where he has done hundreds of psychological evaluations for the parole process and worked with the full range of mental illness and human evil.