The beauty of the Bible is that, as God’s infallible Word, it applies to people in every cultural context! This is Chris Brooks of Equipped. Dr. Jarvis Williams and I will explore the trustworthiness of Scripture in an urban audience. He will also introduce a beautiful new book designed to teach children a Biblical perspective on race and how the good news of Jesus Christ is the key to reconciliation!
Dr. Jarvis J. Williams is associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has published numerous academic works, including his latest, Christ Died for Our Sins. He is also published popular books and articles on racism and racial reconciliation and he is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Williams has served as an interim pastor of churches in Kentucky and he preaches often in churches and at conferences throughout the country.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior. Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.