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Past Programs


July 22, 2019

Equipped with Faithful Answers

This is your opportunity to go one-on-one with Chris Brooks as he delves into current trends facing Christians in today’s culture. From the office to the street, to the family in your home, Chris will equip us to be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have in Christ.  Your calls and comments are front and center as we learn to walk by faith and live like Jesus!  

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July 19, 2019

Leading Like Christ

Our fast-moving culture demands more of leaders than ever and as Christians, it’s easy to lose sight of the model Jesus set for us.  If you are weary or frustrated in leadership, it may be time to retool. Dig into the Scriptures and discover the clear priorities God sets for the leaders of His people and a compelling portrait of transformational servant leadership! But be warned – your life may be the first one to be transformed!

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July 18, 2019

The Sex Talk

In today’s culture it is crucial that parents equip the next generation with everything they need to know about sex and sexuality. Where do we begin and can we avoid the awkwardness you both are feeling?  With the right approach, it can be easier than you think! Axis President David Eaton joins Chris Brooks to answer your questions and provide the resources you need to confidently talk to your child about sex!

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July 17, 2019

Headlines, News & Christian Views

National and international news stories often bring opportunities for Biblical conversations.  Dr. Jim Denison is a pastor and culture watcher who blogs regularly on current events.  He joins Chris to discuss several key news stories from a redemptive perspective – bringing the hope of the Gospel into all of life!

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July 16, 2019

Adulting 101

Do you remember when you left home and began your own life? “Adulting” has been a daunting challenge in every generation!  Young Life college coordinator Pete Hardesty joins Chris to address the challenges – both new and old – that teens and young adults encounter on their way to a place of responsibility, positive relationships and personal growth!

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July 15, 2019

Scriptural Solutions for Life

Next time on Equipped, Chris directs us to God’s Word as our go-to source for direction and inspiration. He will look at events and issues impacting our lives and open the phone lines for your comments and questions as together we seek Biblical answers to real-life questions!   


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July 12, 2019

Love Your Work

Do you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with your faith and gifts? What do you do when you’re unsure of the next step in your career? CEO and career advisor Robert Dickie presents four ways to transform your career path into a place you can thrive! Join the conversation and learn to love your work again!

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July 11, 2019

When the Church was a Family

We all long for relationships. Did you join a church hoping to find close friends - like a family? How does that work in a large church of thousands? Have we lost genuine Christian community in smaller churches, too?  Chris unpacks the values of the Church as a family so we can to recover the best it has to offer for all churches today.

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July 10, 2019

Finding Your Gospel Formed Identity

One of the most significant questions this generation is asking is, ‘Who am I’? There are constant forces vying for our attention and encouraging us to form our identity based upon our sexuality, political persuasion, and ethnicity. But Scripture tells that our primary identity is in Christ. Call with your questions as we learn what it means to have a Christ-formed identity. 

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July 09, 2019

When Your Child is Grieving

Grief is a difficult journey for anyone but it’s uniquely challenging for children. 
How can we help them understand loss in a spiritually healthy way, even while we may be grieving, too? Counselor, speaker and author Dr. Amy Ford will answer your questions about helping your child grieve well.

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July 08, 2019

Tackling the Tough Topics

Christians never need to shy away from the tough topics of life. The world is changing but our God never changes. His Word is the one sure thing which is why we need to view all of life through the lens of a Biblical worldview! Join us today as we will talk over important issues and ideas impacting our world with the mind and heart of Jesus.

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July 05, 2019

She is Mine

Are you feeling forgotten by God? Do you wonder if He even sees you?
If so, you will want to hear the incredible story of a nameless, homeless child who was abandoned and left for dead on a garbage dump.  Her journey was not easy but her life testifies that God truly cares for the least of these! 

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July 04, 2019

The Gospel Comes with A House Key

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate this holiday, let’s consider the power of hospitality! Are you a hospitable person? You don’t need a fancy dinner or beautiful house to welcome people and love them to Jesus. On this edition of Equipped, we will hear how a simple dinner invitation became a pivotal point on Rosaria Butterfield’s journey to Christ! She will call us to radically ordinary hospitality so a neighbor or stranger can meet the Savior.

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July 03, 2019

A Wounded Warrior’s Story

Carlos is a Marine who left for Iraq and Afghanistan confident in his Christian faith.  Rosemarie, his wife, spent her days praying he would come back to her safely. Instead, he returned with a broken body and shattered spirit like so many others who serve our nation. Carlos and Rosemarie fought their way through the challenges of rehab, PTSD, drug addiction and the temptation to quit on life and each other.  Don’t miss their profound story of persevering love and faith that heals.

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July 02, 2019

Love Your Work

Do you feel stuck in a job that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with your faith and gifts? What do you do when you’re unsure of the next step in your career? CEO and career advisor Robert Dickie presents four ways to transform your career path into a place you can thrive! Join the conversation and learn to love your work again!

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Chris Brooks

Chris Brooks is the Teaching 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 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 Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.

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.