Sometimes marriage is hard and we must learn to fight alongside our spouse for the good of our marriage. D.A. Horton and his wife Elicia have learned important lessons about being on the same side of that struggle. D.A. joins Chris Brooks to explore the tension of two people becoming one. What are you fighting for in your marriage? Whether it is communication differences, sex, money or the spiritual life of the home, Chris Brooks and D.A. Horton will help you fight for each other and for your marriage!
Today we will hear the story of a young Christian businessman who was on his way to early retirement and "the good life," until he came face to face with Jesus’ financial principles. Like the rich young ruler who confronted Jesus, John Cortines had a choice to make. You may find his story uncomfortable or encouraging but it will challenge your thinking!
Church hurt is some of the worst kind of pain for a Christian to endure. Anne Graham Lotz – Billy Graham’s daughter – understands the deep wounds inflicted by believers on one-another – but she has found the way through it to healing and forgiveness. She will share the hard realities of this journey and take your calls about overcoming pain inflicted by God’s people.
Losses come to every life and we often struggle to make sense of these heart-wrenching times. Chris Brooks and his family are dealing with a personal loss. Chris will share their story and will begin to explore the road through grief with author, professor and compassionate fellow traveler, Dr. Jerry Sittser.
How do Christians handle death? Where do we begin on that difficult journey? Dr. Sittser will offer Biblical wisdom and comfort on this edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks.
Around the world millions of girls continue to be abused, abandoned, aborted, abducted and enslaved. They face discrimination in ways that threaten their very existence. Is there anything we can do to make a difference? Michele Rickett, founder and CEO of She is Safe, believes each of us can play a role in improving the plight of these women and girls! Learn what you can do to help!
There has been a seismic shift in the definitions of gender and marriage in our country leaving the Church to answer some significant questions like, what does the Bible say about gender? And, how should we respond to gay couples attending our church? Chris Brooks will be joined by a panel of gifted Christian leaders who will address the new realities of sexuality in America.
We live in the era of “post-truth” but the irony is that none of us can live without truth!
In a world confused by its own philosophies, there is a place of clarity.
Abdu Murray, gifted apologist and author, will help us communicate the wisdom of God’s Word through winsome arguments and compassionate outreach. His words may even convict some of us whose preferences matter more than truth.
God is on the move and we want to hear what He’s doing in Your life! Today we will celebrate God’s transformational power in our lives. How has He changed your life? What victories have you won by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Here is Karl's story. Have you found this amazing freedom, too?
Parenting teens and young adults is tough in this post-Christian culture!
One of the most powerful parenting approaches is to join with our children in a positive journey, trusting God to transform all of us! Host Karl Clauson, welcomes youth and family strategist, Kara Powell who shares this fresh mutual-growth approach to help our children thrive in their own faith, family and future. Bring your questions to Equipped because it’s never too late or too early to connect with your child!
Have you noticed that God always sends a comforter when His children are suffering? He sends His representatives to care for us and speak comfort and truth when we are in pain. Who has God sent to you in your suffering? How did that person embrace you as Jesus would? Our phone lines are open for your stories! Join us for a powerful hour of joy in the midst of suffering.
Churches should be safe places but too often they have failed to protect the most vulnerable among us. The Southern Baptists are facing the need to address and correct a culture of abuse and cover-ups. What can we learn from their example and how should we act in this season of pain? Chris Brooks and Dan Darling of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission discuss problems, solutions and the people who really matter!
Is there a friendship in your life that has been broken? How do we heal wounded relationships? Chris Brooks looks to the story of Paul and Barnabus for lessons on wounding and steps to healing a wounded friendship!
Singleness is widely misunderstood in our culture and in the Church where the focus is on marriage and families. Chris Brooks has a special invitation to single Christians on Equipped. Pastor, speaker and a single man - Sam Allberry helps us understand what the Bible really says about being single and Christian! He will give us all cause to celebrate God’s purposes and plans for your single life!
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-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 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 DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.