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February 16, 2021

Lessons from Marginalized Christians

Coming up on Equipped, we will visit global Christians who live on the margins of their societies. What can we learn from those who risk their lives simply because they worship Jesus? What do we need to understand about the Gospel message for which they suffer? K.A. Ellis joins Chris to teach us to live with discernment and endurance under trial. 



Karen Ellis
Karen Ellis

Karen Ellis

K.A. Ellis is a teacher and speaker.  Her work explores the zones where Christian endurance, the African American church experience, and theological ethics intersect.  She directs The Edmiston Center for the Study of the Bible and Ethnicity, where studies focus on Christian endurance on the margins of today’s societies. Additionally, she has been an Ambassador and vocal advocate 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 four amazing children and one delightful grand-daughter.

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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.

Equipped with Chris Brooks

Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live to grow spiritually, think Biblically, and live compassionately in a world that desperately needs our Savior.  Chris examines all of life through the lens of a Biblical Worldview, equipping believers to live, share and defend their faith in today's rapidly changing culture.