Have you ever considered the cultural settings of Jesus’ teachings? Jesus lived and taught in Eastern culture. What more could we learn if we read His teachings with that Eastern mindset? Abdu Murray is a scholar who grew up under both Eastern and Western flags so he understands both worlds. Abdu will help us recapture Jesus’ “eastern-ness” in order to magnify His teaching and explore its relevance to seekers and believers on both sides of the globe!
Abdu Murray is a speaker and Senior Vice President with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and the author of several books, including Grand Central Question, and Saving Truth: Finding Meaning and Clarity in a Post-Truth World. For most of his life, Abdu was a proud Muslim who studied the Qur’an and Islam. After a nine-year investigation into the historical, philosophical, and scientific underpinnings of the major world religions and views, Abdu discovered that the historic Christian faith can answer the questions of the mind and the longings of the heart.
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.