How does where we live affect what we believe, how we behave, and how we vote? What will it take for people from different walks of life to listen and learn from each other? Often listening and getting to know the nuances of individuals is vital to empathize with those around us. Brandon O’Brien teaches us to bridge division by seeing the world from another’s perspective - on this unifying edition of Equipped!
Brandon J. Obrien (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the director of Content Development and Distribution for Redeemer City to City, where he coordinates, edits, and shepherds writing projects with Pastor Tim Keller and urban church planters around the world. Brandon has served in pastoral ministry, worked in publishing, authored a few books, and taught for state and Christian colleges and universities. He and his wife, Amy, and their two children live in Manhattan. They enjoy good food, good company, and exploring New York City.
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.