When we see well-known pastors fall from the heights of their ministry we should be asking important questions, like ‘What led to their failure?’ and ‘How can we prevent it from happening in our own churches?’ Chris Brooks talks with writer and podcaster Mike Cosper about the shipwreck of one well-known pastor. They will answer those important questions so we can understand and avoid the perils of power, conflict, and celebrity status in the Church!
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Mike Cosper is a writer and podcaster. He’s the Director of Podcasting for Christianity Today, where he hosts The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and Cultivated: A Podcast about Faith and Work. He's also the author of several books, including Recapturing the Wonder: Transcendent Faith in a Disenchanted World. His other books include Faith Among The Faithless, Rhythms of Grace, and The Stories We Tell. Mike also served as one of the founding pastors at Sojourn Church in Louisville, Kentucky, from which he launched Sojourn Music – a collective of musicians writing songs for the church.
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.