On this edition of Equipped, pastor, culture-watcher, and medical ethicist, Dr. Jim Denison unpacks lessons on forgiveness from Phoenix Suns coach Monty Williams and also explores why Christians are afraid of death. Bring your questions and comments as Chris Brooks and Dr. Denison teach us to walk wisely in this present age!
He is the co-founder and Chief Vision Officer of the Denison Forum, a Dallas-based nonprofit that comments on current issues through a biblical lens. Every weekday morning, his Daily Article email newsletter reaches more than 240,000 readers. He is the author of multiple books, including Bright Hope for Tomorrow: How Jesus’ Parables Illuminate Our Darkest Days, Respectfully, I Disagree: How to Be a Civil Person in an Uncivil Time, and the Biblical Insight to Tough Questions series. Dr. Denison has taught on the philosophy of religion and apologetics at several seminaries. His residencies and fellowships include Resident Scholar for Ethics with Baylor Scott & White Health, Senior Fellow with the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, and Senior Fellow for Cultural Studies at Dallas Baptist University's Institute for Global Engagement. Jim and his wife, Janet, live in Dallas, Texas. They have two sons 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.
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.