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July 20, 2017

Mystery Babylon

Bible prophecy is the focus as Julie Roys talks with New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson about the final chapters of the Bible.  In Revelation 17 and 18 we learn about the great harlot with her golden goblet filled with blood.  Who is she and where does she come from?
Joel will review popular interpretations of this passage, and offer his own conclusion about one quiet nation who could be a major player in the End Times. 

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July 19, 2017

Faithful in an Age of Fear

The North American church can learn a great deal from our brothers and sisters in the Middle East.  Tom Doyle has unprecedented access to believers there and he joins Julie Roys next time on Equipped with powerful stories of Christians who are standing strong in the face of overwhelming danger.
Tom will encourage us to follow the example of these faithful ones who are living not as victims, but as victors in Christ!

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July 18, 2017

Forgotten Girls

Next time on Equipped, Julie Roys will talk with Michele Ricketts whose life work is advocating for women and girls facing brutality in the world’s hardest places. Gendercide, child marriage, slavery and other cruel acts are often considered culturally acceptable from dark corners of society to major world nations. Join us to learn what is being done to prevent, rescue, and restore women and girls from lives of abuse and exploitation.
Be equipped to join the movement of saving and serving the least of these women and girls!

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July 17, 2017

Forensic Faith

It’s often challenging to defend our faith in a hostile culture.  On the next edition of Equipped, we will learn to employ the techniques of a detective to defend, serve and protect Biblical Christianity. Author, apologist and cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace helps us master the evidence and communicate for our faith to those who challenge the viability of Christianity.  

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July 14, 2017

Know Your Bible, Defend Your Faith

Wouldn’t it be great to have a ready answer to the challenging questions people ask about Jesus, the Bible or the Christian faith?  Next time on Equipped, Chris will talk with a man who can help us do just that in 5 minutes a day!  He’s teaching people around the world to dig deep in the Word of God and master it for themselves. Knowing and defending your faith is the focus next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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July 13, 2017

Sacred Privilege

How do you feel about your pastor’s wife? Is she someone you put on a pedestal or “roast” over Sunday dinner? Have you ever considered the unique role she plays and the special burdens only she carries?  If you are the pastor’s wife, we have a special guest just for you! Kay Warren, wife of Saddleback Church’s Pastor Rick Warren, joins Ed Stetzer for a personal conversation full of the encouragement and insight you need to stay in service and live well at home and at church!  

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July 12, 2017

Making Sense of God

While we live in an age of skepticism, people still long for meaning, freedom, identity, justice and hope. Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller will explain how no other belief system or ideology addresses the needs of our culture more directly than Christianity. Call us with your questions about the role of faith and religion in our modern lives! Whether you are an ardent believer or seasoned skeptic, join us for the next edition of Equipped!  

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July 11, 2017

Religious Radio Then and Now

Where would we be without Christian Radio? How long will this ministry be available across our nation? Collin Lambert will talk with Dr. Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters. Together they will review the history of Christian radio, threats to its future and the influence Christian media has had on cultural concerns!  We also want to hear your stories about how this ministry has made a difference in YOUR life!  Join us for the next edition of Equipped!

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July 10, 2017

Leading Your Family to Christ

What is one simple thing you can do a few times a week to impress your children with the greatness and glory of God and His gift of salvation?  And what if that one thing will stay with them all through their lives?  Chris will answer these questions and take your calls about passing your faith along to your family next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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July 07, 2017

Kingdom Calling

What does it look like to use your career to positively influence society for the Kingdom? For each of us, the answer is a little different. Dr. Amy Sherman of the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research says that one aspect of integrating faith and work means blooming where God has planted you. Tune in to this stimulating conversation for the other pathways of vocational stewardship.  

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July 06, 2017

Apologetics for the Inner City

With the rise of social unrest in our nation, our urban areas are seeing people leave the church for alternative spiritual and cultural identities.  Ernest Grant pastors in one of the most dangerous cities in America.  He joins Chris to discuss the realities of urban ministry and will offer his insights for offering an effective Gospel witness in our nation’s cities.

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July 05, 2017

Finding Peace in Single Parenting

Single parents have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. You can lose sight of the joy of life, whether you have one child or several.
Jennifer Maggio is an author, speaker and ministry leader to single mothers. She knows the struggle and will point the way to hope and real peace even in the chaotic days and decisions we face! Don’t miss this uplifting conversation next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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July 04, 2017

Nothing to Fear

Fears abound in turbulent times. Are you concerned about the state of the world? Are you struggling to stand firm in your faith in today’s culture? Chaplain Barry Black offers insights on 8 principles Jesus gave us to rely on and know we have nothing to fear. Tune in to Equipped for encouragement from God’s word.

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July 03, 2017

Know Your Bible, Defend Your Faith

Wouldn’t it be great to have a ready answer to the challenging questions people ask about Jesus, the Bible or the Christian faith?  Next time on Equipped, Chris will talk with a man who can help us do just that in 5 minutes a day!  He’s teaching people around the world to dig deep in the Word of God and master it for themselves. Knowing and defending your faith is the focus next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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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. He also serves as campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Mich. 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.