Losses come to every life and we often struggle to make sense of these heart-wrenching times. Chris Brooks and his family are dealing with a personal loss. Chris will share their story and will begin to explore the road through grief with author, professor and compassionate fellow traveler, Dr. Jerry Sittser.
How do Christians handle death? Where do we begin on that difficult journey? Dr. Sittser will offer Biblical wisdom and comfort on this edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks.
Jerry Sittser (Ph.D. University of Chicago) as served as a professor at Whitworth University for nearly 30 years. He specializes in the History of Christianity, Christian Spirituality, and Religion in American Public Life. Currently he is serving half-time as professor of theology and half-time as senior fellow and resident researcher in the Office of Church Engagement. He has written eight books, among them A Grace Disguised, A Grace Revealed, The Will of God as a Way of Life, and Water from a Deep Well.
Married to Patricia since 2010, he has three married children, two married step-children, and four 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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.