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Past Programs


February 25, 2021

Hoping for Happiness

If you grew up thinking that God wants us to be holy more than He wants us to be happy, you are in for a surprise.  God wants us to be both! Author and speaker Barnabas Piper joins Chris Brooks with Biblical teaching that acknowledges the hard in life while encouraging the enjoyment of all that’s good! 

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February 24, 2021

CRT: finding clarity for the Christian

Critical Race Theory, or CRT, is being hotly debated in evangelical circles. What is it and why is it causing so much debate?  Pastor D. A. Horton joins Chris Brooks on Equipped to sort through these questions with clarity and Biblical guidance for Christians longing to embrace our faith while speaking to the ethnic tensions of our day.  

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February 23, 2021

Addressing Cultural Concerns

Chris Brooks always applies a Biblical framework to key concerns facing Christians and others in our current culture.  The phone lines will be open so you can talk over those important topics he brings to the table.  He’s sure to challenge your thinking and encourage your walk with Jesus - on this edition of Equipped!

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February 22, 2021

Winsome Conviction

As Christians, we generally assume that those sitting around us in church share our beliefs, but when we discover they don’t, everything changes! Christians often have Biblical reasons for very different positions and these differences have been dividing friends and families, and sometimes churches!
How do we discern between core Biblical convictions and secondary issues?
Dr. Tim Muehlhoff will help answer those crucial questions and offer guidance for navigating disagreements without destroying our relationships.

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February 19, 2021

Placed for a Purpose

What is God doing through you in your neighborhood?  We know that life is hectic and we barely have time to lead our OWN families spiritually, let alone spend time with the neighbors! But wait until you meet the McKinney’s.  Their story starts with a fish fry and the Lord took it from there in amazing ways!  Catch a vision for the ministry of neighboring on this edition of Equipped!

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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 listeners to live an impactful Christian life in a rapidly changing culture.