If you have children, you know how important it is to help them learn the crucial lessons that will help them succeed in life. Coach Tony Dungy and his wife Lauren join Chris Brooks to share how they inspire kids to develop character and integrity! We will also hear about their own family and the faith that keeps their marriage strong! Join us for Equipped!
What is your first reaction when something unfair or unjust happens in your life? Most of us react in anger or self-defense but Jesus sets a different example to follow. Chris will be talking with Rev. Mika Edmondson about the power of unearned suffering and our responsibility toward marginalized members of society. Your calls are welcome on Equipped where the focus will be a Biblical response to injustice!
The beauty of the Bible is that, as God’s infallible Word, it applies to people in every cultural context! This is Chris Brooks of Equipped. Dr. Jarvis Williams and I will explore the trustworthiness of Scripture in an urban audience. He will also introduce a beautiful new book designed to teach children a Biblical perspective on race and how the good news of Jesus Christ is the key to reconciliation!
It's a day of good news and bad news. Chris challenged listeners to courageously go public with their faith, following the example of the the best thing he saw this week - the worship of the Brazilian championship soccer team after a loss. Later, he reflected on the worst thing he saw this week, a TedTalk advocating the normalcy of pedophilia. Chris offered a constructive 3 point strategy for pushing back against this corrupt ideology.
Rethinking Sexuality: God's Design and Why It Matters by Julie Slattery
Love Thy Body by Nancy Pearcey
More Christians are being persecuted for their faith today than any time in history – but they don’t stand alone! Chris Brooks will talk with an attorney inside the United Nations who is advocating for the rights of religion and belief around the world! We’ll learn about high-level efforts to end the genocide in the Middle East and unveil religious persecution masquerading as human rights in other nations.
You can join the discussion on Equipped when you call with questions about the global fight for religious freedom!
Be in prayer for these "Countries of Particular Concern":
In its 2018 resport, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom recommends 16 countries for CPC designation:
10 that the State Department so designated in December 2017—Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan
And 6 others—Central African Republic, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Syria, and Vietnam.
How do you respond when someone challenges your Christian faith? Do you give them a well-reasoned argument? Lisa Fields of the Jude 3 project brings a challenge to move beyond words and defend our faith though the way we live our lives. We’ll look for your calls on Equipped with Chris Brooks as we focus on being an attractive witness in a skeptical world!
Inside each of us is a longing for our world to be right and beautiful. God planted those things deep in our humanity so we can bring it to others! York Moore has a burning passion for Jesus, justice and people. He joins Chris Brooks on Equipped with an invitation to be part of something bigger than ourselves by joining God in His work of making all things new!
We could be the most overrated generation America has ever seen with so many opportunities yet so little real impact on those around us. Pastor Eugene Cho has a confession. He says “I like to talk about changing the world but I don’t really like to do what it takes.” And so began a journey toward justice and personal transformation. He joins Chris Brooks on Equipped to share his story and remind us of the transformational power we have in Christ to be change agents in the world – beginning with ourselves!
We live in amazing times as we trace the hand of God through the affairs of men! Dr. Jim Denision joins Chris Brooks to talk about who will replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court and how believers can and should speak into the political arena. They look forward to taking your calls and comments, too.
No one likes to suffer or see loved ones in pain so how should we treat those who are terminally ill, disabled, depressed or longing for death?Chris Brooks will address these issues with Joni EarecksonTada, exploring the tensions between the sanctity of life and death with dignity. She will offer hope in a God who cares and will share sound Biblical wisdom for facing these difficult end-of-life decisions.
Chris shared several stories that have gone under-reported in the news recently.
The first is the passing of Preacher James Earl Massey who kept the Word of God central in his life and ministry from the Jim Crow era through today.
The second article high-lights the success of black men in America! The majority of them are succeeding, most living in middle to upper middle classes!
Lastly, he drew attention to the tragic genocide of 6000 Nigerian Christians - mostly women and children.
When he heard his father was gone, a six-year-old boy asked a penetrating question: “Who’s going to take my Dad’s place?” Kids may be resilient but they all need a father. Huge holes remain in their lives if no one steps up. Chris Brooks will be talking about the needs of fatherless families, God’s response to them, and how the Church should respond as well. He will also take your calls - about stepping into the Daddy Gap!
Are you a hospitable person? I’m not talking about a fancy dinner and a beautiful house but do you welcome people and love them to Jesus? Today you will hear how a simple dinner invitation became a pivotal point on Rosaria Butterfield’s journey to Christ! She will call us to incorporating radically ordinary hospitality into our lives so a neighbor or stranger can meet the Savior. Bring your questions and join the discussion on the power of Biblical hospitality!
More than ever, Christ followers need to be able to discern the signs of the times. In this shifting geo-political environment and anti-Christian culture, we may be living in prophetic days. Author Jeff Kinley joins Chris Brooks to examine what the Bible says about the End Times and, more importantly, what it says about our walk with Jesus!
One of the things that makes for an effective county is caring for children who have been left alone. It’s also part of the beauty of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! The Bible tells us to care for the orphan and faith-based child welfare agencies play a crucial role in helping us do just that! We’ll talk their important and effective ministry to children, families and those who care for them.
Chris Brooks is the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. Chris is also a Dean at 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 and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah and Sophia.