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March 28, 2017

The Art of Apologetics

Many of us long to share our faith in a winsome and reasonable way, without offending those we meet but is that possible in today’s culture?  Mary Jo Sharp, a gifted apologist and apologetics professor, will help us provide a reasonable defense of the Gospel in an age of tolerance!  Join the discussion when you call in next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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March 27, 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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March 24, 2017

Black and White Christians: Learning to Understand each Other

Can racial and cultural differences become an asset rather than an obstacle in the Church?  Chris is joined by a white Evangelical leader and a prominent black pastor to examine what black and white churches can learn from one another.  Tune in for a refreshing conversation about gaining strength from our differences, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks!

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March 23, 2017

The Women of Easter

Bible teacher Liz Curtis Higgs takes a fresh look at key players in life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus! Their lives were transformed when they encountered the Son of God, and they have much to teach us about ourselves!  Tune in and prepare your heart for the coming Easter season on the next edition of Equipped with Chris Brooks! 

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March 22, 2017

Addressing Sexual Identity Issues

Terms like same-sex marriage, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gay Christian are part of daily discourse; yet enormous controversy surrounds them. They also reflect stirrings of the heart in real people with real questions and concerns. Rosaria Butterfield was once a leftist professor in a committed lesbian relationship and is now a committed Christian. She will clarify some of today’s key controversies, challenge to the church to be all that God intended it to be, and offer true freedom in Christ for everyone!

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March 21, 2017

Nurturing a Vision for Your Children’s Futures

What does it look like to raise kids with their future families in mind? Time flies when raising children and today Dr. Rob Reinow invites you to learn to best utilize the short years you have to prepare your young adults to be godly spouses and parents.

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March 20, 2017

Social Media Accountability & Discerning Movie Messages

Are we accountable for what we post on Facebook and other social media and should Church leadership monitor posts of their congregation?  Chris Brooks will take your calls and help sort through the weight of our words on public platforms.  Then he discusses key questions we can ask to discern the real messages of upcoming Easter TV movies. 

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March 17, 2017

Engaging with Atheists

Next time on Equipped, we continue our series of interviews designed to help us understand and share the story of Jesus Christ.  David Robertson joins us from Scotland to talk to those who don’t believe God exists at all!  If you are curious about Christianity and the God of the Bible, give us call!  We would love to hear from you! If you long to better answer atheists and doubters, your questions are welcome, too.

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March 16, 2017

Engaging with Jewish People

Next time on Equipped, we continue our series of interviews designed to help us understand and share the story of our Savior with people who belong to some of the largest religions of our day. This time we will investigate Judaism, that ancient faith rooted in the Old Testament and tradition. Learn to share those promises and prophecies fulfilled in Jesus with your Jewish friends and family!

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March 15, 2017

Engaging with Muslims

Next time on Equipped, we continue our Thursday series about how to talk with religious people about Jesus. We will examine the teachings of Islam and learn to find open doors for friendship and faith among our Muslim friends and neighbors!  Join us with your questions as we learn to reach the world with Biblical truth and God’s love!  

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March 14, 2017

Engaging with Hindus

Next time on Equipped, we begin a series of interviews designed to help us understand and share the story of our Savior with people who belong to some of the largest religions of our day.  We will begin with an ancient Indian religion that has spread worldwide.  Join us for a lesson in the basics of Hinduism and how to open doors for the Gospel!

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March 13, 2017

The Bible and Culture

We can count on the ancient words of Scripture to speak into the modern problems of today’s culture.  Join the conversation with pastor, apologist and radio host, our own Chris Brooks as he applies Biblical thinking to crucial questions! The Bible and the issues of our day – next time on Equipped!

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March 10, 2017

A Word from the Younger Generation

It’s no secret that America is in a time of change and the next generation of adults is facing some unique challenges. We would like to know what issues are important to this group of people, especially those who follow Jesus. Chris will talk to a few young adults from the millennial generation about the cultural and spiritual concerns that are closest to their hearts.

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March 09, 2017

Urban Apologetics

We long to make the Gospel understandable in every cultural setting! Urban believers—those who live and minister in America’s inner cities—often face unique issues, not often addressed by the larger Christian community. These questions aren’t neat or easy to answer. Next time on Equipped, Chris Brooks is joined by Pastor Eric Mason, who ministers in the inner city of Philadelphia. Together they will apply Biblical truth in the culture and challenges of urban life!

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March 08, 2017

Navigating Public Schools

Today’s post-Christian society provides unique challenges for Christian students and their parents. With the public education system growing increasingly hostile to the Christian faith, how can parents shape their children’s worldview and train them to succeed in this environment? Educator and father, Stephen Williams takes an insider’s look at guiding your children through public school with their faith intact! 

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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.