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November 21, 2017

Holiday Habits that Make a Difference

Family traditions abound during the holiday season! From favorite foods to special events or quirky customs, all kinds of things make this time of year meaningful.  Call in and share your holiday habits and happenings with family counselor Dr. John Trent.  He will show us how to use these traditions to communicate unconditional love and acceptance to family & friends! Don’t miss this important, creative conversation, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks. 

  

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November 20, 2017

Preparing Next-Gen Christian Leaders

It’s no secret that we have experienced profound moral shifts in our society over the last decade.  How has this impacted Christian young people and their goals for the future?  Dr. Paul Nyquist, President of Moody Global Ministries, has been closely watching our culture and the next generation.  He will talk with Chris Brooks about what they are facing and will issue a compelling call to move forward with sound Biblical training and spiritual vigor!

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November 17, 2017

Leaving Mormonism

The popular perception today is that the Mormon Church as just another denomination within Christianity. However, foundational theological and moral differences separate the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints” from Biblical Christianity. As a professor of religion and philosophy, Dr. Corey Miller has made the pursuit of spiritual truth a life-long endeavor. With respect, honesty, and openness, he will examine Mormon teachings in light of Scripture, history and science.  

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November 16, 2017

Science & Religion: Enemies or Friends?

As we share our faith and talk about the truth of Christianity, some people will challenge the scientific validity of our beliefs.  Next time on Equipped, we have the privilege of learning from a renowned expert on the interface of science, philosophy and religion. Dr. John Lennox will answer the scientific challenges to Christianity and teach us to answer those who want a rational belief system and who need a Savior! 

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November 15, 2017

Parenting Through the Holidays

The holiday season is here – ready or not!  Life lessons abound this time of year if we’ll plan ahead for them.  In all the preparation and parties, don’t miss the golden opportunities to teach your children the joys of gratitude and giving!  Rob and Amy Rienow, of Visionary Family Ministries, have been leading their 7 children through the holidays for many years!  Join us for real-life wisdom on parenting through the holidays with purpose and grace! 

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November 14, 2017

Living the Faith we Defend

The book of First Peter challenges us “to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Yet far too many of us struggle to engage in conversations about Christianity and God.  Michael Ramsden has spent his life training Christians to talk about our beliefs and address the real questions being asked. He will help us learn to live as witnesses to Christ, committed to winning people rather than arguments.  Equipping you to be effective defenders of the faith, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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November 13, 2017

New Audiences & New Questions

We live in a rapidly changing culture.  How do we answer the new questions being asked by a new generation?  Lisa Fields, Founder and President of the Jude 3 Project, will explain the fresh questions being asked and share solid answers to key concerns about the Bible and Christianity.  

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November 10, 2017

God at Work in Africa

What is God doing in Africa? We hear stories of tremendous persecution and death to Christians and yet the Body of Christ is growing and thriving!  Chris Brooks has been part of a Moody Radio team coming alongside African pastors and leaders for a week of intensive training.  Chris joins us from Ghana with few of these bold men and women who are taking the Word of God to the continent of Africa! 

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November 09, 2017

Share Your Life, Share Your Faith

Pastor Steve Carter knows that it’s not always easy to share our faith with others. But he goes further and says it’s actually very hard to gain the trust and respect we need so that we can talk with people about faith.  We are losing the art of relationship!  Learn to be an appealing witness for Christ as you open your life to others and discover the privilege of being invited into theirs. 

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November 08, 2017

Mental Health, Suicide & the Church

Those who struggle with maladies of the mind are often misjudged and maligned. When a loved one dies by suicide, the judgement can be harsh on those left behind.  We’ll talk with a mother who lost her son to suicide, a licensed professional Christian counselor and a research specialist who will pull back the curtain on the silent suffering endured by many people in the Church.  They will also offer effective strategies for care and genuine hope for the hurting.  If you or a loved one is contemplating death or living in the aftermath of suicide, please listen to the next edition of Equipped. There is help and hope for you.

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November 07, 2017

Happy Birthday, Billy!

What do you do when a great man of God reaches his 99th birthday? You celebrate his life!  That’s just what we will do on the next edition of Equipped when Rev. Billy Graham reaches this milestone.  Billy’s grandson Will Graham shares family stories and the spiritual secrets that have marked the life and legacy of America’s greatest evangelist. 

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November 06, 2017

Disasters and the Christian

What do you do when your world falls apart? Your disaster may come in hurricanes, fires and floods or it may be a medical crisis or a shattered relationship. Should Christians process the disasters of life differently than anyone else?  Dr. Jamie Aten has made a living by helping people recover from human disasters and he’s known a few personal disasters as well.  Along with guest-host Ed Stetzer, he will come along-side the suffering with practical advice and real-world encouragement.  Join us as we learn to navigate life’s storms together!

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November 03, 2017

Re-Discovering the Wisdom of Proverbs

Down through the centuries, the book of Proverbs has guided believers to address every area of life with practical, godly wisdom.  Its truth is just as relevant today as the day it was written! Pastor Tim Keller and his wife Kathy will take us back to this ancient book to guide us toward a new understanding of what it means to live a God-directed life!   

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November 02, 2017

Living the Faith we Defend

The book of First Peter challenges us “to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” Yet far too many of us struggle to engage in conversations about Christianity and God.  Michael Ramsden has spent his life training Christians to talk about our beliefs and address the real questions being asked. He will help us learn to live as witnesses to Christ, committed to winning people rather than arguments.  Equipping you to be effective defenders of the faith, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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November 01, 2017

Why I Believe

Is your faith in God a belief solid and firm or do you struggle to find evidence for Jesus and wonder if the Bible is simply a nice old book?  Can any of it be real? Chip Ingram understands those questions; he was skeptical, too!  But then he discovered the historical, intellectual, scientific and philosophical foundation of Christianity. He joins Chris to discuss this belief system that answers life's biggest questions and stands up to its harshest critics.   

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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. 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.

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.