Equipped with Chris Brooks
By Moody Radio
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Equipped with Chris Brooks encourages listeners to live an impactful Christian life in a rapidly changing culture.
||CleanChristmas Cash Control||Don’t you just love this time of year when love is expressed so freely with gifts and gatherings? It’s also the time of year when many of us overspend and burden our budgets into the New Year. If you need fresh encouragement and creative ideas to get you through the holidays with a God-honoring spending plan, financial counselor Howard Dayton is your man! He’ll take your money questions next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks.||12/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLessons in Leadership from the Early Church||Our era in Christian history is much like the time of Paul and the Apostles. There were false teachers, persecution, and a rapidly growing Church! Next time on Equipped, we will draw lessons from the lives of the early Church leaders and the challenges they faced, from adapting to cultural and interpersonal challenges to contending for what actually matters. The Apostle Paul urged young believers to imitate him and the other Church leaders. Join us as we apply their examples to 21st Century ministry!||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRights and Reputations||Next time on Equipped the focus is on our religious liberties and our reputation among unbelievers. This month, the Supreme Court took up a crucial case which will have long-term impact on Christians. How should Christ-followers respond to the increasing cultural and legal push-back and what does a good reputation have to do with it? Chris and his guest, John Stonestreet, will challenge us to respond with grace AND truth in a culture that so desperately needs both!||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Eschatology Matters||Once again the world is watching the city of Jerusalem. What does the Bible say about this great city and the nation of Israel today? Chris will examine End Times theology with respected New Testament scholar, Dr. Darrell Bock. As we watch the headlines unfold in the Middle East, it’s never been more important to understand the times in which we live through the lens of Scripture!||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStanding Strong in Society||Time Magazine's cover shot of the Person of the Year is out. Have you seen it? How can businesses & companies respond well to the #MeToo conversation? And what do you think of the Pence Rule (or The Billy Graham rule)? It's all on the table as we launch a new week at Equipped with Chris Brooks!||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTheistic Evolution||The debate about the origins of human and biological life has entered the Church. Should we adapt the Creation account of Genesis to fit the so-called authority of evolutionary biologists? Or was God more intimately involved in creating Adam and Eve and the entire universe? We will talk with a respected theologian and a gifted scientist about these crucial questions and the implications for our personal walk with God.||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Study the Bible – Pt. 2||Does the Bible seem confusing to you? Do you get lost in the big words and strange names? With a little guidance, God’s Word can come alive! Chris Brooks continues to teach us to understand and apply the Bible for ourselves. This time he walks us through a passage of Scripture, using those great interpretive principles he shared yesterday. Grab your Bible and follow along!||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Study the Bible||America’s Biblical literacy has been on a steady decline for decades. How well do you know your Bible? If the thought of in-depth Bible study sounds overwhelming to you, Chris Brooks is here to help! He’ll offer simple steps to accurately interpret and apply the Scriptures. Join us as we learn to dig deep into the treasure trove of wisdom in God's Word!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRedeeming the Feminine Soul – Pt. 2||What does God think of women? Are they very different from men and why does it matter? Author, speaker and radio host, Julie Roys returns for a practical discussion about the gifts and calling of women. If you have been side-lined in ministry or lost your identity to your job or home, find your God-given femininity and flourish! If you serve alongside or share a home with a woman, there is a message for you as well!||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChange Your World||We all want to make a difference in our corner of the world but where do we start? The first step can be as simple as saying hello to your neighbors! Brandon Clements is changing his community one handshake at a time. He will share simple, welcoming ways to build friendships through a lifestyle of Biblical hospitality - and Christmas is the perfect time to begin!||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Names of Jesus||Names have power – and there is One whose name makes an eternal difference! Next time on Equipped, we hope you will discover the WOW factor in the many names of Jesus, given throughout Scripture! Each name reveals another facet of the Son of God and His ministry to those of us who follow Him. Join us as we prepare to worship the Babe in the manger who is the Savior and so much more!||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImmeasurable!||Not long ago, ministers were among the most trusted and admired people in our culture. But not anymore. The insidious pull of culture has led to celebrity syndrome, where pastors are expected to entertain, perform and draw a crowd. Chris will talk with author, speaker consultant and ordained minister, Skye Jethani about giving attention to a pastor’s soul and spirit and the immeasurable value of the God’s calling! If you wonder what you can do to encourage your pastor, invite him to listen!||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Response to Slavery||What comes to mind when someone mentions the black slave trade in America? Is it a sad segment of our history that is over and done with or does it evoke sorrow and perhaps a bit of anger? Chris Brooks recently came face to face with the stark realities of slavery during a visit to West Africa. He invites you to join a candid, grace-filled discussion with his ministry colleague Pierre Chestang about processing old wounds and the redemptive power of the Gospel.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrison Reform||We have heard the news stories about overcrowded prisons, unjust convictions and the revolving door of those who serve their time only to return a few years later. Craig DeRoche, of Prison Fellowship, has seen first-hand what it takes to bring enduring change to broken men and women in our nations’ prisons. He joins Chris Brooks for a frank discussion on the problems and proven strategies to create a more restorative criminal justice system.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMen and the #Metoo conversation||Chris is ready to take your calls and questions for a thoughtful discussion about the role of men in the #metoo conversation! Husbands, Fathers, Brothers and Friends, how will we use our voice to help end sexual abuse towards women?||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan We Be Good Without God?||Does morality demand religion? If God didn’t exist, would there be any measure of good and evil? Apologist Andy Bannister and our own Chris Brooks will examine this powerful question and teach us to engage a skeptical, secular audience with the grace and truth found in Jesus Christ.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKingdom 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 on finding your own pathway of vocational stewardship.||11/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHelp for your Not-so-Joyful Holidays||This time of year can be painful to many who are lonely, grieving or simply unsure of how to face a difficult family issue. If that’s you, you don’t have to walk this journey alone! On the next edition of Equipped, Chris Brooks will talk with Dr. Sabrina Black, a gifted family therapist. Join us for prayer and encouragement for navigating this season with courage, faith and power.||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Habits that Make a Difference||Family traditions abound during the holiday season! From favorite foods to special events or quirky customs, all kinds of things make this time of year meaningful. Call in and share your holiday habits and happenings with family counselor Dr. John Trent. He will show us how to use these traditions to communicate unconditional love and acceptance to family & friends! Don’t miss this important, creative conversation, next time on Equipped with Chris Brooks.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreparing Next-Gen Christian Leaders||It’s no secret that we have experienced profound moral shifts in our society over the last decade. How has this impacted Christian young people and their goals for the future? Dr. Paul Nyquist, President of Moody Global Ministries, has been closely watching our culture and the next generation. He will talk with Chris Brooks about what they are facing and will issue a compelling call to move forward with sound Biblical training and spiritual vigor!||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
It isn't enough to just listen casually on the radio because the ideas expressed require some thoughfulness and reflection. So I subscribed to podcast so I can think deeper.
Inspiring, encouraging, and informative
I would listen to Chris’s podcast just for his encouraging beginning invitation to rejoice with him for each day! :-) But he also has interesting special guests to help understand what God is doing in our culture. This is a great show!