Christianity in America no longer holds the influence it once had. It’s beginning to feel like the Church has been sent into a cultural exile but none of this has caught our Sovereign God by surprise! Pastor Erwin Lutzer brings insights for today’s church from Israel’s Babylonian exile. Like that season of Israel’s history, Christians must learn to engage our culture without being spiritually destroyed by it. We welcome your questions about surviving and thriving as Christians in cultural exile!
Dr. Erwin Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years. A clear expositor of the Bible, Dr. Lutzer is an award-winning author of numerous books including: Rescuing the Gospel, The Cross in the Shadow of the Crescent, One Minute After You Die, When a Nation Forgets God, and Hitler’s Cross. He is an international conference speaker and the featured speaker on three radio programs, The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win, heard across the United States and around the world.
He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area. They have three grown children and eight grandchildren.
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 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.