The Old Testament prophets were rarely popular because their messages were often convicting and unsettling. Dr. Eric Mason joins Chris Brooks with an unsettling message to the church in America. He calls us to take a hard look at our history and stand together against the indignities and injustice in our world. The phone lines will be open for your calls and questions on becoming a woke Church.
Kermit Gosnell is Philadelphia abortion doctor who spent years brutalizing women and children. Why was he allowed to practice so long without accountability or oversight? These questions are addressed in the major motion picture in theaters now. Chris Brooks will talk with the author behind the movie and then delve into the potential impact of this movie on the abortion industry with pro-life leader, Scott Klusendorf! The future of abortion in America is in focus – on Equipped!
Even in our post-Christian nation, religion is the game that everyone is playing. Chris will be talking with pastor and cultural theologian, Skye Jethani about why faith is an unavoidable part of being human – even for those who have given up on Church and God! If you wonder about eternity or religion, or want to discuss your own faith with others, don’t miss this conversation!
Christians around the world are rejoicing in the liberation of Pastor Andrew Brunson who was held for 2 years in a Turkish prison! Dr. David Curry of Open Doors International will share the inspiring details of his release. He will also open our hearts to the plight of our brothers and sisters in Christ who suffer intimidation, persecution and even death simply for worshiping Jesus!
Then, in light of the recent White House visit by Kanye West, Chris will challenge us to view people and politics through a Biblical worldview.
It can be heartbreaking to see kids who can’t escape from the school bullies because of cyber technology cyber technology but there is hope! Youth culture expert Jonathan McKee joins brings real-world help so parents, teachers, and youth leaders can connect with kids, open doors of dialogue, and provide the encouragement they need and the validation they¹re searching for!
What’s holding you back in life? Is it the fear of failure? Childhood pain? Broken relationships? Or maybe you need a fresh encounter with God! Pastor Mark Jobe will bring lessons from the life of Elijah for overcoming our past and moving forward into the call of God. He will discuss his next exciting chapter as the new president of Moody Bible Institute! If you are feeling stuck in life, this is your day to find freedom!
You may know the story of Jonah, the prophet who ran from God’s command and found himself in the belly of a great fish. But did you know that Jonah also struggled with a racist attitude? Dr. Tim Keller joins Chris Brooks on Equipped with powerful lessons about God’s love for society and His opposition to toxic nationalism. Don’t miss these timely truths for the church and our nation from the book of Jonah!
Healthy teams begin with healthy leaders, and at the heart of this dynamic is emotional maturity—the quality the greatest leaders possess. Dr. Marcus Warner will combine solid theology, cutting-edge brain science, and decades of counseling and consulting experience to help leaders in all arenas of life take our teams to the next level!
We all lead someone – from the workplace to the church to the home so joins as we learn to be emotionally mature leaders wherever God has placed us.
Moral questions are loudly debated across the headlines and social media. We have lost our ability to make sound ethical decisions as we navigate issues like gender identity, abortion and more. Dr. Scott Rae, one of America’s leading Evangelical ethicists, will guide us through his decision making process for troubling moral choices. The phone lines will be open as we learn to discern a Biblical ethic in a confused culture!
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.
What does it mean to worship in Spirit and in Truth? Dr. David Currie has been training pastors for many years. When it comes to planning a worship service, he has heard it all - from concerns over song lyrics, to distractions in the service and discontent over the style of preaching. Whether you lead the service or are worship from the pew, bring your questions about how to engage in Biblical worship in your church.
How do you approach your study of God’s Word? Do you just open the Bible and start reading? Bible professor and author Dr. Brian Russell offers a method for reading Scripture through the lens of mission! Learn the practical tools needed to become an inspiring, and confident reader of the Bible aligned with God’s plan for His world!
When it comes to doing life together, Christians must sit down across racial lines, listen well for understanding and learn to walk in each other’s skin.
Pastor Bryan Loritts has walked the halls of American evangelical communities for decades. He joins Chris Brooks on Equipped to decipher the differences between Evangelicalism and White Evangelicalism as we open our hearts and minds to the differences that should bind us together – not drive us apart.
Your calls and questions are always welcome so please join this crucial conversation!
To be fit for ministry, one must display a certain level of ability and gifting. How can we accurately measure our own gifts and what does it look like to be called to ministry? Dr. Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Seminary, joins Chris to offer his insights on serving the body of Christ, next time on Equipped!
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.