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January 07, 2019

Lessons in Persecution

Have you heard about the crack down on Christian in China? Police there have arrested large groups of Christians, demanding that they worship the government before God!
Join Chris Brooks for a thought-provoking conversation with human rights and religious freedom expert Karen Ellis. Learn how Chinese believers are responding to this crack-down and the vital lessons they offer the rest of us.



Karen Ellis
Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis is a teacher and speaker on the issues of human rights, religious freedom and the persecuted Church.  She is currently an Ambassador for International Christian Response.  
She is a PhD candidate in Church History at Oxford Center for Mission Studies in Oxford, England and holds a Master of Art in Religion (Theological) from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Master of Fine Art from the Yale School of Drama. 
Karen and her husband, theological anthropologist Dr. Carl F. Ellis, Jr. have three children and one grandchild.

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Chris Brooks

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.

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