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Equipped with Chris Brooks

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June 16, 2023

Lament for a Father

Did your father disappoint you and leave you with lingering questions? How do we reconcile these issues and their impact on our lives? Investigative journalist Marvin Olasky shares his struggle to understand his own father and his journey to understanding and forgiveness. His story may help you uncover your own answers! 



Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky

Marvin Olasky (PhD, University of Michigan) is a senior fellow of the Discovery Institute and an affiliate scholar at the Acton Institute. He also chairs the Zenger House Foundation, serves as a Zenger Prize judge.
From 1992 through 2021, he was the editor in chief of WORLD magazine.
Dr. Olasky is the author of over twenty-five books, including Prodigal Press and The Tragedy of American Compassion.
He is also dean of the World Journalism Institute and an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.
He was a Yale Daily News and Boston Globe reporter and has published articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Fortune, and he taught journalism for twenty-five years at The University of Texas.

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Chris Brooks

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

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.