A generation of thoughtful Christians found solid answers for their faith in Josh McDowell’s classic book, Evidence that Demands a Verdict. This evidenced based defense of Christianity has been updated and will be hot off the presses in a few short weeks. We’ll get a preview of the new work and Josh will address your doubts and questions about the Bible and its teachings. It’s an hour of Q & A with Josh McDowell next time on Equipped!
Can your child take his Bible to school? As the school year begins, parents and students alike will face some challenges in our nation’s public schools. From questionable assignments to free speech rights, we’ll talk about it all next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks.
Does your child seem out of step at school? They may just learn differently! Dr. Kathy Koch believes that each child learns and studies in particular ways, based on their specific strengths and weaknesses. She joins Chris to explore ways we are pre-wired to learn so we can help our children flourish in their God-given intelligence.
You may be noticing that the sweet little guy or girl who used to hold your hand is changing. They are growing up and the teen years are just ahead. Chris Brooks talks with marriage and family experts Dave and Claudia Arp about 8 conversations you can have with your pre-teen on issues important to both of you. With practical help and a dose of laughter, you can embrace this journey from child to teenager to adult!
Chris Brooks calls on a pastor in Houston, Texas for an update on how his flock has weathered Hurricane Harvey. Then he’ll turn the tables on parenting methods and how-to’s with a fresh viewpoint on how children shape our character. How have your children transformed your relationship with God? It’s all about the spiritual journey of parenthood, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
What happens to our walk with Jesus when we face traumatic losses from fires, earthquakes and hurricanes? What about those all too personal storms of life? Is there any tangible encouragement from God and His Word to help us process anger, disappointment and grief? We’ll talk with Dr. John S. Dickerson a journalist and pastor who has walked through many darks nights. Join us in this platitude-free zone as we acknowledge the pain and the process and learn to unlock God’s power in our hurting hearts!
If you have children in your life, you will want to check out the next edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks! We’ll talk with author, mother and Christian thinker, Trillia Newbell about how we can give the next generation a clear picture God’s delightfully different family! We will celebrate the diversity of the Body of Christ and help our little ones grasp God’s plan for humanity from the Garden of Eden to His heavenly throne room!
Wedded bliss is not as easy as it seems and the first few years of marriage are foundational for creating a God-honoring, mutually satisfying relationship. Jim Burns, president of HomeWard, will guide us through the decisions, habits and values that will determine marital happiness over the long haul. If you are engaged or newly married, bring your questions and join the conversation about building the marriage you long for, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
A few weeks ago, over 150 evangelical leaders signed a document seeking to reaffirm traditional Christian values on sexuality. Perhaps you have heard some of the furor that has erupted in the media and in religious circles over the “Nashville Statement.” What is this Statement and why is it so controversial? We’ll hear all about it next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks.
Emotional maturity and spiritual maturity are inseparable and only people deeply changed by Jesus will have a powerful, long-term impact in the world. On the next edition of Equipped, Pastor Pete Scazzero will share seven principles to help churches get beyond superficial discipleship to a place of honest relationship with God and each other.
As Hurricane Irma pounds the Florida peninsula this week, we took prayer requests from our colleagues there and prayed for those suffering under and the earthquake in Mexico, forest fires in the Northwest, and recovering from hurricane Harvey in Houston Chris discussed the weakness of a purely scientific worldview to make sense and offer comfort when disaster's strike. Instead he offered sound theological principles for understanding these natural disasters. Listen and be encouraged that God is still in control!
The current sexual revolution in America is leaving families and individuals broken and hurting. Dr. Jennifer Morse has been on the front lines of pro-family education and involvement for decades. She joins Chris to talk about the casualties of shifting norms and how we can help our children survive the sexual revolution with their minds and hearts intact!
Disciplining kids is tough even on a good day. We often wish someone could coach us through our most challenging parenting moments! Karis Kimmel Murray was raised on grace-based discipline and has practiced it in her own family, too. She understands the challenges from toddlerhood to the teen years and will offer a reliable recipe for peace, boundaries, and effective discipline. Learn to be at your best even when your kids are at their worst, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!
God is at work in surprising ways around the world. We’ll hear stories of people whose acts of love and justice are bringing hope and transformation in places of misery and hopelessness. Luis Bush has traveled the globe and has seen what happens when ordinary people say yes to God. He’ll challenge us to see what can happen when we step out in faith with God and live for something bigger than ourselves!
School is back in session and the focus is on getting good grades and doing your best. At some point, every child asks, “How smart am I?” Child education expert Kathy Koch says we should help our children answer a different question: “How am I smart?” Her insights could change the life of many children AND adults on the next edition of Equipped with 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.