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The great old hymn “Amazing Grace” has been sung in palaces and prisons; it has lifted the suffering and sparked revivals. If we ever needed the merciful message of this song, it’s now!
Today, historian Bruce Hindmarsh will introduce us to the unlikely author of “Amazing Grace” and the transforming power of God still active and available today!
Bruce Hindmarsh, DPhil, is the James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology and Professor of the History of Christianity at Regent College in Vancouver. He wrote his doctoral thesis at Oxford on John Newton, and it was published as John Newton and the English Evangelical Tradition. He also edited and wrote an introduction for an edition of Newton’s autobiography and his letters on growth in grace: The Life and Spirituality of John Newton. Bruce speaks and writes regularly for academic and general audiences around the world on history, theology, and the spiritual life. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a past president of the American Society of Church History.
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.