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November 21, 2019

Did America Have a Christian Founding?

Many Americans have been taught a distorted account of our nation’s founding, which claims that the founders were deists and that Christianity had no role in their thinking.  Drawing from personal letters and public proclamations, Professor Mark David Hall joins guest host Collin Lambert with the historically verifiable facts that Christian thought was crucial to the nation’s founding. He will demonstrate how this benefits all of us even now. Don’t miss this important edition of Equipped!

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November 20, 2019

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Is hurry the greatest enemy of the spiritual life? Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. Pastor and author John Mark Comer offers an invitation to untangle from the chaos around you with four simple practices. Get ready to have your spiritual life revitalized as we explore the compelling case in favor of an uncomplicated lifestyle on this edition of Equipped!

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November 19, 2019

Becoming Whole: Finding Fullness in Life that Wealth Can't Provide

Does chasing the American Dream provide lasting fulfillment or exhaustion and emptiness? Join guest host Collin Lambert and Dr. Kelly M. Kapic as they discuss surprising pathways to human flourishing, for poor and non-poor alike. Through biblical insights, scientific research, and practical experience, we will learn how the good news of the kingdom of God reshapes our lives and ministry, and moves everyone involved towards wholeness on this timely edition of Equipped!

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November 18, 2019

Answering Arguments Against Hypocrisy

Too many people run from Christianity due to the hypocrisy they see in the Church but we can be prepared to address their hurts and offer them the hope of the Gospel. 
Mary Jo Sharp learned this when she moved from atheism and disillusionment to peace in a faithful God. She will share her story and field your questions, too.  If the dark side of human nature has you full of doubt, you’ll find logical, loving answers here!

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November 15, 2019

The Theology of Having a Confident Hope- Part 5

Hope! It illuminates the darkness of a world filled with fear and hate! Together we will walk through a series of Biblical teachings on the Theology of Hope that will energize your faith, strengthen your church, and attract unbelievers to a faith in Christ. Learn how you can have a confident hope in the transforming power of the Gospel on this educational edition of Equipped!

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November 14, 2019

The Theology of Having a Confident Hope- Part 4

Hope! It illuminates the darkness of a world filled with fear and hate! Together we will walk through a series of Biblical teachings on the Theology of Hope that will energize your faith, strengthen your church, and attract unbelievers to a faith in Christ. Learn how you can have a confident hope in the transforming power of the Gospel on this educational edition of Equipped!

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November 13, 2019

The Theology of Having a Confident Hope- Part 3

Hope! It illuminates the darkness of a world filled with fear and hate! Together we will walk through a series of Biblical teachings on the Theology of Hope that will energize your faith, strengthen your church, and attract unbelievers to a faith in Christ. Learn how you can have a confident hope in the transforming power of the Gospel on this educational edition of Equipped!

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November 12, 2019

The Theology of Having a Confident Hope- Part 2

Hope! It illuminates the darkness of a world filled with fear and hate! Together we will walk through a series of Biblical teachings on the Theology of Hope that will energize your faith, strengthen your church, and attract unbelievers to a faith in Christ. Learn how you can have a confident hope in the transforming power of the Gospel on this educational edition of Equipped!

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November 11, 2019

The Theology of Having a Confident Hope- Part 1

Hope! It illuminates the darkness of a world filled with fear and hate! Together we will walk through a series of Biblical teachings on the Theology of Hope that will energize your faith, strengthen your church, and attract unbelievers to a faith in Christ. Learn how you can have a confident hope in the transforming power of the Gospel on this educational edition of Equipped!

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November 08, 2019

Millennial Roundtable

Do you wonder how Christian Millennials view the intersection of faith and culture? What challenges them and what inspires them for the future?
Chris will be sitting down with a group of stellar young adults to ask these questions and more.   Hear the heart of the next generation for their world and the Lord!

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November 07, 2019

The Measure of a Healthy Church

Is the church a tradition created to serve man’s religious purposes or is it something more? In a world of competing voices about the relevance of the church, we need a thorough biblical understanding of what makes up a church. Theologian Dr. Gene Getz will help us to learn how God defines and measures a healthy church. Don’t miss this essential edition of Equipped!

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November 06, 2019

Your Career – a Platform for God’s Glory

What makes a career worth pursuing and how can we contribute to the flourishing of others?  We’ll get the answers from people who are making a difference in their corner of the world - from the founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels to an attorney in the heart of Chicago!
Learn to find your purpose and live in the love and joy of the Lord in all you pursue!

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November 05, 2019

One on One with Chris Brooks

Chris is ready to take your calls and questions as he leads us in applying a Biblical worldview to key concerns facing believers today.  Together, we will grow spiritually, think critically and live compassionately among our family, friends and neighbors.

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November 04, 2019

5 Choices of Emotionally Healthy People

Most of us know how to become physically fit but how much do you know about emotional fitness? We work hard, manage difficult relationships and traumatic events and just keep moving forward thinking we can outrun depression and burnout.  Is it time to make some new choices in your life? Join Chris Brooks for a crucial conversation about emotional health and how to achieve it, for our good and God’s glory!

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November 01, 2019

Momma Bear Apologetics

The problem with lies is they don’t often sound like lies. They seem harmless, and even sound right.  False ideologies are steadily creeping into our culture and, if we aren’t careful, into our homes - and our kids could be the victims!  Author Hillary Morgan Ferrer will help us critically evaluate these lies and train our children to reject them in light of Biblical truth.

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the Senior 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 the 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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.

Equipped with Chris Brooks

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.