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Past Programs


May 30, 2017

Taking Stock of the Culture and the Christian

It’s a solo performance by Chris Brooks, who has just returned from ministry in the Dominican Republic. Chris will take a look at cultural trends and events from a Biblical point of view. You are always invited to join the discussion through your calls, texts and tweets!

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May 29, 2017

The Blessing of Adversity

The apostle Paul taught that suffering leads to perseverance in the faith, but what else does hardship have to offer?  What does the Bible say about overcoming challenging circumstances? Chaplain Barry Black joins Chris with his insights on the blessings of adversity and how to find peace in the midst of suffering.

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May 26, 2017

Following the Call of God

What do you do when God puts His hand on your shoulder and says “Follow Me”? Does that call always mean a career change into full-time ministry? Jerry Jenkins is a New York Times bestselling author with over 185 books to his credit. Join us as Jerry shares his own story of following God’s call through life and how he measures success. Don’t miss this encouraging and challenging conversation!   

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May 25, 2017

Serving Syrian Refugees

The Syrian refugee crisis is in focus as we talk with Dr. Lina AbuJamra, E.R. doctor and host of Today’s Single Christian. She recently returned from a medical ministry trip among Syrian refugees and has stories and a personal challenge for each of us!
Join us for a first-hand look at God-at-work in the Middle East!

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May 24, 2017

When Mental Illness Comes to Church

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that over 9 million American adults are affected by serious mental illness. An issue so prevalent in this country certainly affects those of us in the church, as well. Clinical psychologist Dr. Deb Gorton joins Collin Lambert to discuss how the Church can respond with compassion to the challenging and often painful mental health issues we face.  Don’t miss this crucial conversation on the next edition of Equipped!

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May 23, 2017

Struck by Disappointment

The Church is called to minister to the hurting, but how should we respond when the Church is a source of disappointment and pain instead? Professor Dr. John Koessler shares his insights on facing disappointment with grace. Join us Tuesday with your questions! 

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May 22, 2017

Worldwide Evangelism

More than 2 billion people in the world have never heard the name “Jesus”.  They have no one near them who can share the good news of his death and resurrection or the reality of the great salvation he offers.  However, each of us can impact these unreached people! What role will you play?   We’ll learn more about the great opportunities for completing the Great Commission in our lifetime on the next edition of Equipped!

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May 19, 2017

The Convictions of Hannah More

We will take a journey through history and examine the life of Hannah More, poet, reformer and abolitionist.  The life of this 18th century woman will inspire you to enjoy your God-given design and follow His leading to impact your world! Dr. Karen Swallow Prior will introduce us to this remarkable woman, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks.

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May 18, 2017

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb

Jesus modeled a life of perfect meekness and the power of God from His lowly manger birth to His sacrificial death on the cross. Kyle Strobel says Christians have been seduced by the appeal of power and forgotten Jesus’ seemingly contradictory path to real strength. Every Christian is called to the way of the Lamb -  join us as we embark on the journey together.

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May 17, 2017

Foundations for Flourishing

What are the core values our citizens and leaders must maintain if American society is to be truly free?  What is the connection between liberty and morality? The answer should be the building blocks of our nation and our homes!  Don’t miss this important conversation, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks. 

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May 16, 2017

Honest Evangelism

Evangelist Rico Tice knows it can be tough to share our faith, even with loved ones and friends. With his signature wit, Rico will prepare and encourage us to be honest and bold in our evangelism even when it takes us out of our comfort zones. 

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May 15, 2017

Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline

Join us today for our Mother’s Day tribute to moms everywhere as Chris’s wife, Yodit returns to the program. She and Chris will reflect on life with 5 busy kids and we will answer the question: How can busy, tired women nurture their own relationship with God and guide their children to know Him better, too?
Learn more about connecting with God in the sacred mundane of every mothering moment, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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May 12, 2017

Hope for Parents of Prodigals

Are you the parent of a wayward child? Licensed parent and family educator Lori Wildenberg will offer practical ways of navigating your relationship with that child—whether they are rejecting faith, dabbling in sin, or wholeheartedly embracing sinful behavior. There is hope! After all, their struggle isn’t really with you— it’s with God!

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May 11, 2017

Welcome to the College Years

It’s that time of year when many of us are watching our teens or young adults prepare for college - and we may be concerned! Will they thrive spiritually through the college years?   Jonathan Morrow has been teaching high school and college students for many years.  He joins Chris Brooks to helps students and their parents tackle this new stage of life and emerge on the other side prepared for all that God has planned for them!

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May 10, 2017

Choosing Intimacy with God

When we face difficult times God may seem distant and unconcerned. Author and mother Kim Cash Tate knows how life’s trials can shatter our confidence in God but she has found joy because of those trials! She will help us eliminate wedges that may be separating us from our God and build intimacy with Him on a moment-by-moment basis in the hard seasons of life!

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Mich. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is 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 and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah and Sophia.

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 calling in and by plugging in through social media.