Many of us were shocked as Buffalo Bills football player Damar Hamlin suffered a life-threatening injury during last night's game. Chris talks with NFL Chaplain Robert Brooks about this event and the fact that even the strongest among us must face the fragility of life!
Bennet Omalu interview - the courageous scientist who first diagnosed CTE
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Robert L. Brooks Jr., a follower of Jesus Christ since the age of 18, is an Athletes in Action Pro Ministry Football Team Chaplain and serves the Cleveland Browns Organization. He and his wife April C. Brooks have been married for twenty years and have five children. Robert’s life has focused on football since high school, through college, and into a career working with several Division 1 schools, as well as the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns. During this time, a deep love for athletes emerged and God called him and his wife April to join the full-time staff of Athletes in Action (AIA) in 2005. He joined the Cleveland Browns organization as chaplain in 2012, serving the Lord by ministering to the needs of the Browns organization, their families, and the local Cleveland community.
Rick Richardson is Professor of Evangelism and Leadership at Wheaton College and also directs the Church Evangelism and Research Institutes for the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. Rick founded the Church Evangelism Institute and has worked with hundreds of senior pastors and their leaders in revitalizing churches through conversion growth. He worked in campus ministry for 25 years, and regularly speaks and ministers as an evangelist on campuses in many different parts of the country.
His books include Reimagining Evangelism, Evangelism Outside the Box, and his most recent title: You Found Me: New Research on How Unchurched Nones, Millennials, and Irreligious Are Surprisingly Open to Christian Faith.
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.