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What kind of immigration policies are in keeping with God’s view of mankind and Biblical thinking? How can we, as Christ-followers, live out these principles in our church, communities, and nation? What does it mean to welcome the stranger? We will be looking to the Scriptures as we engage our heart and minds around these crucial questions today on Equipped.
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The Rev. Dr. Gabriel Salguero is pastor at The Gathering Place, a Latino-led multi-ethnic congregation in Orlando, Florida. Rev. Salguero is also the president and founder of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC), a nationwide coalition of several thousand evangelical congregations in the United States. He has written extensively on Latino evangelicalism, immigration, racism, and multicultural congregations and is a strong voice on issues that affect the nearly 9 million Latino evangelicals in the U.S.
Matthew Soerens is the coordinator of the Evangelical Immigration Table, an alliance of evangelical organizations advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values. His is also US director of church mobilization for World Relief, helping evangelical churches to understand the realities of refugees and immigration and to respond in ways guided by biblical values. He is the co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration Debate.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the Detroit metropolitan area. Chris served for 20 years as the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1,600-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 Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of six children: Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.
Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages you to grow spiritually, think critically, and live compassionately in your community. Interact with Chris as he empowers you to live out the gospel in a rapidly changing culture. This live, one-hour program, airing weekdays at noon CT, features special guests and welcomes your participation by callling in and by plugging in through social media.