As Christ-followers, we are called to view everything that touches our lives through the lens of Scripture. How can we process the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case with biblical insight and understanding? Where do we go from here as the Body of Christ? Chris Brooks is joined by several pastors who will share their perspectives on the events of this week and help us walk forward in unity.
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Dr. Winfred Neely (D.Min. Trinity International University; Doctoral degree in Old Testament at the University of Bristol, England) is vice president and dean of Moody Theological Seminary. He is also currently senior pastor of Judson Baptist Church in Oak Park, Ill. He has served as a missionary/pastor in Senegal, West Africa, for nine years. He and his wife, Stephne, have been married for forty years and have four adult children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Crawford Loritts is a nationally known Bible speaker, author and is committed to encouraging and shaping the next generation of leaders. He is the author of 8 books, including Unshaken and the book he co-authored with his wife Karen, Developing Character in Your Child. His radio programs Living a Legacy and Legacy Moment can be heard on Moody Radio.
Crawford and Karen have 4 children and 11 grandchildren and live in Georgia.
Dr. Charlie Dates (Ph.D. Trinity Ev. Divinity School) serves as the senior pastor at Progressive Baptist Church in Chicago. He also serves as an Affiliate Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and on a number of boards for Christian organizations, including Preaching Magazine and TogetherChicago.
He is a contributing author to the books: Letters to a Birmingham Jail and Say It: Celebrating Expository Preaching in the African American Tradition.
Charlie and his wife, Kirstie, are proud of their children, Charlie Edward Dates II and Claire Elisabeth Dates.
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.