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Steve Brown Etc.

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Steve Brown, Etc. is a nationally syndicated talk show featuring discussion, comedy, and interviews designed to explore what it’s like to live out Steve Brown’s teaching on grace and freedom. Love him or hate him, Steve always draws a crowd. For over 25 years, as founder and president of Key Life Network, Steve's unique blend of orthodoxy and controversy, humor and profundity, and a refusal to play religious games, has attracted some interesting folks. Steve Brown, Etc. is a show where you can hang out with Steve "and the rest" and experience radical freedom, infectious joy and maybe even a bit of surprising faithfulness.

Episodes

Steve Brown | Quarantine Edition

Mar 23, 2020 00:00:00

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This week on Steve Brown, Etc. we're playing it safe: sanitized mics and 100% guest-free. Hang out as we discuss our quarantine plans and – more important – God's goodness and provision.

Steve Brown | Political (G)race

Mar 16, 2020 00:00:00

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You know the problem with noting that others are self-righteous? It makes YOU self-righteous. Then throw political debates into that equation and things get really interesting. This week, Steve and the gang talk about politics, the right way to offend people, and how in the world grace factors into all of this. Don't miss it.

Andy Erwin | I Still Believe

Mar 9, 2020 00:00:00

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The real life story of musician Jeremy Camp is now a moving film about the power of love. This week, Steve and the gang talk about it with the film's director, Andy Erwin. Andy Erwin is half of the filmmaking duo, The Erwin Brothers and serves as Chief Creative Officer at Kingdom Story Company. In 2010, Andrew and his brother Jon began exclusively developing dramatic feature films. Their projects include 'October Baby', 'Moms' Night Out', 'Woodlawn', and the 2018 hit, 'I Can Only Imagine.' And each of these films has opened in the box office top ten. The Erwin Brothers’ latest film is called 'I Still Believe' and opens in theaters on March 13th.

Rusty Wright | Advocacy Apologetics

Mar 2, 2020 00:00:00

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Advocacy Apologetics -- what is it and why should you care?  This week, Steve and the gang speak with author Rusty Wright about the lost art of finding common ground and why it still matters. Rusty Wright is an award-winning author, lecturer, and syndicated columnist.  He has spoken on six continents to audiences including academics, business and government leaders, and university students. Rusty has appeared on TV talk shows in cities around the world and also trains professionals in effective communication.

Jordan Raynor | Master of One

Feb 24, 2020 00:00:00

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Are you multi-tasking in your career? Ever feel like a 'jack of all trades and master of none?' This week, Steve and the gang talk about finding and focusing on your true calling with Jordan Raynor, author of 'Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do'. Jordan Raynor is an author, serial entrepreneur, and Executive Chairman of Threshold 360.  He’s spoken at Harvard University, South By Southwest, and TEDx. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in the White House under President George W. Bush. Jordan also authored the bestseller, 'Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk'

Tremper Longman | The Bible and the Ballot

Feb 17, 2020 00:00:00

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What does the Bible actually say about the political topics of poverty, abortion, nationalism, etc.? The answer might surprise you. This week, Steve and the gang sit down with author and professor Tremper Longman to discuss his new book, 'The Bible and the Ballot: Using Scripture in Political Decisions'. Tremper Longman III is a Distinguished Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 books, which have been translated into 17 languages. As a Hebrew scholar, he is one of the main translators of the popular New Living Translation of the Bible.

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Revolution of Values

Feb 10, 2020 00:00:00

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This week, it's Etcetera (that's 'Steve Brown, Etc.' without Steve Brown). Erik and the gang sit down for a challenging talk about politics and values with author and activist Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove. Jonathan's latest book is 'Revolution of Values: Reclaiming Public Faith for the Common Good.' You can enter to win a copy here. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove holds an M-Div from Duke Divinity School. He’s a preacher, moral activist, and popular writer and speaker on American religion and politics. Jonathan is a part of Red Letter Christians and has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books.

Elyse Fitzpatrick & Eric Schumacher | The Worth of Women

Feb 3, 2020 00:00:00

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To talk about the value of women, one of our favorite women, Elyse Fitzpatrick, hung out with Steve and the gang this week. Joining them, pastor / songwriter / author / new friend of the show, Eric Schumacher. Together, Elyse and Eric have written a new book called 'Worthy: Celebrating The Value of Women.'   Elyse Fitzpatrick holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored more than 20 books on daily living and the Christian life. Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author. He holds a BA in communication and an MDiv from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Richard Beck | Trains, Jesus, and Murder

Jan 27, 2020 00:00:00

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If we're talking about trains, Jesus, and murder, then we must be talking about the life and work of Johnny Cash. This week, Steve and the gang hang out with Richard Beck to discuss the complicated and inspiring legacy of The Man In Black. Richard's book is called 'Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash'. Get your copy here.  Richard Beck is a popular blogger, speaker, and a professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University. His published research covers topics as diverse as the psychology of profanity and why Christian bookstore art is so bad.

Steve Brown, Etc. - Race and the Church (Re-air)

Jan 20, 2020 00:00:00

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What do you do on Steve Brown, Etc. when there's no guest? A whole lotta fun. Join Steve and the gang for deep talks about race and the Church. What we know, what we don't know, and how grace should guide our journey. 

Jared Wilson | The Gospel According to Satan

Jan 13, 2020 00:00:00

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The gospel according to... Satan?! Well, yeah. This week, Steve and the gang hang out with Jared Wilson to talk about 'truths' that sound good, but aren't actually biblical. It's all from Jared's new book, 'The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies About God That Sound Like The Truth.' Jared C. Wilson serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College. He's also Author in Residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, General Editor of For The Church, AND Director of The Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. He also blogs at www.GospelDrivenChurch.com

Kendra Fletcher - Leaving the Church (Re-air)

Jan 6, 2020 00:00:00

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If you've ever thought 'I just can't do church anymore,' then today's Steve Brown, Etc. with Kendra Fletcher is for you. Kendra Fletcher is a mother of 8, a speaker, podcaster, and author of the books Leaving Legalism: Learning to Love God, Others, and Yourself Again and Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace. She’s also a popular contributor on our website, KeyLife.org.

Philip Yancey | Fearfully & Wonderfully (Re-air)

Dec 30, 2019 00:00:00

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Your body was fearfully and wonderfully made. And what about the body of Christ?  Spiritual insights from the human body and the beauty of an enduring friendship. This week, Steve and the gang discussed both with Philip Yancey, author of the newly revised and expanded classic, 'Fearfully and Wonderfully:  The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image.' Philip Yancey has written twenty-five books including best-sellers like Disappointment With God and Where Is God When It Hurts? He currently has more than fifteen million books in print, published in more than forty languages worldwide. His newest book is actually not new. We’ll let Philip explain that. It’s called Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image.

Steve Brown | Christmas Show 2019

Dec 23, 2019 00:00:00

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This week, Steve and the gang hang out and talk about holiday memories, their favorite SBE episodes of 2019*, and how we often sanitize the Christmas story. Plus, a special appearance by Cathy's mini Christmas tree. * Philip Yancey | Fearfully & Wonderfully   Sharon Risher | For Such A Time As This   Jennifer Greenberg | Not Forsaken

Ruth Graham | Forgiving My Father

Dec 16, 2019 00:00:00

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Forgiveness is more scandalous, but more miraculous, than we sometimes realize. Let's talk about it with Ruth Graham on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. Ruth Graham has authored nine books, including the best-selling In Every Pew Sits a Broken Heart and Step Into The Bible. Her Ruth Graham Ministries seeks to create safe places where people can begin and further their journey to wholeness in Christ. Her latest book is called Forgiving My Father, Forgiving Myself: An Invitation To The Miracle of Forgiveness.

Michael Heiser | Stranger Things

Dec 9, 2019 00:00:00

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Biblical truth in the wildly popular Netflix series 'Stranger Things'? Michael Heiser says it's not only there, there's a LOT of it. He sat down with guest host Matthew Porter and the Etcetera gang this week to discuss his new book, 'The World Turned Upside Down: Finding The Gospel In Stranger Things.' Dr. Michael S. Heiser is a biblical scholar, author, blogger, and podcaster.  He’s written numerous best-selling books, including 'The Unseen Realm,' 'Supernatural,' and 'The Bible Unfiltered.'  Michael also serves as the Executive Director of the School of Theology at Celebration Church.  

Andrew Bauman | Stumbling toward Wholeness

Dec 2, 2019 00:00:00

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If you have ever felt crushed by shame or struggled to accept God’s unconditional love, THIS is the episode for you. Hang out as Steve and the gang discuss the difference between guilt and shame with counselor and author Andrew Bauman. Andrew’s new book is called Stumbling toward Wholeness: How the Love of God Changes Us.  Andrew J. Bauman is a licensed mental health counselor. He holds a master of arts in counseling psychology from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and is currently working on his doctorate. He and his wife, Christy, run Collective Hope Counseling in Seattle, Washington. He’s written and co-written three books.

Daniel Hill | White Awake

Nov 25, 2019 00:00:00

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What does it mean to be a white person? And when it comes to race relations, are believers responsible for more than just 'not being racist'? You'll be challenged as you listen to this week's episode when Steve and the gang sit down with pastor and author Daniel Hill to discuss his new book, 'White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White' Daniel Hill is the founding and senior pastor of River City Community Church, a vibrant, multiethnic church in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.  He is the author of 10:10: Life to the Fullest and his new book is called White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White.   

Jennifer Greenberg | Not Forsaken

Nov 18, 2019 00:00:00

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If you've been abused—or know someone who has—then this is the episode for you. Steve and the gang sat down to talk with author and abuse survivor Jennifer Greenberg about her new book, Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse: How Faith Brought One Woman From Victim to Survivor. From the topics of righteous anger to forgiveness to boundaries, it's a powerful and important conversation worth hearing and sharing. Also check out co-host Justin Holcomb's book, God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies Jennifer Michelle Greenberg is a Christian, Texan, and stay-at-home mom of three who enjoys heavy metal and black licorice. Jennifer is also a singer and musician. Her music has been covered by Christianity Today, Houston Chronicle, and NPR, among others. Also, check out this video from Jennifer's talk at the ERLC/Caring Well conference

N.T. Wright | Natural Theology

Nov 11, 2019 00:00:00

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What is 'natural theology' and why should you care? Find out when Steve and the gang sit down with renowned theologian and author N.T. Wright to discuss his latest book.  N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He currently serves as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years, N.T. taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. N.T. has written numerous books and his latest is called History and Eschatology: Jesus and the Promise of Natural Theology.  

Os Guiness | Carpe Diem Redeemed

Nov 4, 2019 00:00:00

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All our lives, we've heard we should 'carpe' the 'diem.' But what does that mean for a believer? How do we make our days count? This week, Steve and the gang sit down with author and friend of the show, Os Guinness, about seizing the day -- and what we do once we've seized it. Os Guinness is an author and social critic. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.  Os has spoken at numerous major universities and at political and business conferences around the world.  He’s written or edited more than thirty books and his latest is called Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times.

James K. A. Smith | Saint Augustine

Oct 28, 2019 00:00:00

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Does your heart ever feel restless, like what you're looking for is always just up ahead, around the bend? Our friend Saint Augustine felt the same way. This week, Steve and the gang talk to author and professor James K. A. Smith about how Augustine's journey reflects our own in some uncanny ways. James K. A. Smith is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College and an award-winning author and speaker. He regularly writes for publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, and Christianity Today. James also serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal.  His latest book is called On The Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts.

Mark David Hall | America’s Founding

Oct 21, 2019 00:00:00

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Did America have a Christian founding? The answer may surprise you. Let's talk about it with Mark David Hall on Steve Brown, Etc. Since 2001, Mark David Hall has served at George Fox University where he is the Herbert Hoover Distinguished Professor of Politics and Faculty Fellow in the William Penn Honors Program. Mark received a BA in political science from Wheaton College and a PhD in political science from the University of Virginia. In addition to teaching, he is director of the John Dickinson Forum for the Study of America's Founding Principles. Mark has written or co-edited twelve books and his latest is called Did America Have a Christian Founding? – Separating Modern Myth from Historical Truth.    

Michael Cusick | Getting Sober

Oct 14, 2019 00:00:00

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Your addiction may start with you, but its effects could be felt for generations.  Scared yet?  Don't be, because there's real hope.  This week, we talk about getting sober with Michael John Cusick.  It's a powerful and encouraging conversation you'll want to watch and share. Michael John Cusick is a licensed professional counselor, spiritual director, speaker, and author of two books:  Surfing for God: 'Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle' and 'Somebody’s Daughter: An Experiential Guide.' Michael holds dual masters degrees – one in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and another Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver.  Michael also founded Restoring The Soul, a ministry that provides life-changing soul care to Christian leaders.

Joel Fitzpatrick | Between Us Guys

Oct 7, 2019 00:00:00

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Who can help your son become a godly man? YOU can! And even better, it's not as complicated as you might think. This week, Steve and the gang hang out with one of our favorite Fitzes, Joel Fitzpatrick, author of 'Between Us Guys: Life-Changing Conversations for Dads & Sons.' Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary California. He is the co-author of Mom, Dad… What’s Sex? and his latest book is called Between Us Guys: Life-Changing Conversations for Dads & Sons.  

Jessica Thompson | Your Anxious Teen

Sep 30, 2019 00:00:00

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Today's teens are more anxious than ever. But there's a way to help them. Let's talk about it with Jessica Thompson on Steve Brown, Etc. Jessica Thompson is an author and frequent conference speaker. Her heart is to see women, families, and children freed from the bondage of moralism. She is a contributor at Christ Hold Fast and part of the podcast ‘Front Porch with the Fitzes.’  Jessica has a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and has co-authored three books with her mother, Elyse Fitzpatrick.  Her new book is called How to Help Your Anxious Teen: Discovering the Surprising Sources of Their Worries and Fears.  

Philip Yancey | Fearfully & Wonderfully

Sep 23, 2019 00:00:00

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Your body was fearfully and wonderfully made. And what about the body of Christ?  Spiritual insights from the human body and the beauty of an enduring friendship. This week, Steve and the gang discussed both with Philip Yancey, author of the newly revised and expanded classic, 'Fearfully and Wonderfully:  The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image.' Philip Yancey has written twenty-five books including best-sellers like Disappointment With God and Where Is God When It Hurts? He currently has more than fifteen million books in print, published in more than forty languages worldwide. His newest book is actually not new. We’ll let Philip explain that. It’s called Fearfully and Wonderfully: The Marvel of Bearing God’s Image.

David Young | Progressive Christianity

Sep 16, 2019 00:00:00

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Progressive Christianity has crafted a new version of the Gospel that amps up the good and fun stuff while diminishing the hard truths, according to David Young.  This week, Steve and the gang talk to this author and pastor about the recent surge in Progressive Christianity, a modern problem with roots stretching back some 200 years. Dr. David Young is a senior pastor, author, speaker, television host, and a former teacher and visiting professor. He holds advanced degrees in religion, including a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He currently leads North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN.  His new book is called A Grand Illusion: How Progressive Christianity Undermines Biblical Faith.

David Zahl - Seculosity (Re-Air)

Sep 9, 2019 00:00:00

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You might not know the word Seculosity, but you've definitely experienced it! It's David Zahl on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. talking about his new book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It. We're all looking for meaning, says David, and now that America doesn't collectively find that meaning in church, we find it elsewhere--politics, love, parenting, dating, eating, etc. We want to feel like we're enough, and it's not helping. But maybe, just maybe, we were too quick to let go of Christianity as the path to meaning. David is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, the editor and chief of the popular Mockingbird website, and co-host of the Mockingcast. He also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. His new book is Seculosity.

Kevin Sorbo - True Strength

Sep 2, 2019 00:00:00

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He's multi-talented, he's ruggedly handsome... but enough about Steve.  This week, Steve and the gang talk to actor / director / author Kevin Sorbo.  You may know Kevin from the popular TV series 'Hercules.'  You might NOT know that during that show's run, he experienced a series of life-threatening strokes that brought him back to his faith in God. His book is called 'True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal--and How Nearly Dying Saved My Life.' Kevin Sorbo is an actor, director, and author. Early in his career, Kevin worked internationally as a model, but soon followed his passion for acting. That eventually led to him starring in the popular series Hercules and countless other TV and film roles. 

Caleb Wilde - Confessions of a Funeral Director

Aug 26, 2019 00:00:00

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A positive death narrative? Grief as worship? No wonder Steve decided to sit this one out. We're talking to a funeral director about death and how it saved his life on Steve Brown, Etc. Caleb Wilde is a sixth generation funeral director.  He holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Biblical Theological Seminary and a post-grad degree from The University of Winchester.  Caleb is an award-winning writer and the author of a book called Confessions of a Funeral Director: How Death Saved My Life.  He’s also the last person to let you down in Parkesburg, PA.

Fuz Rana - Humans 2.0

Aug 19, 2019 00:00:00

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Technology could soon turn us all into superhumans. So what's wrong with that? Let's talk about it with Dr. Fuz Rana on Steve Brown, Etc. Dr. Fazale ‘Fuz’ Rana is the Vice President of research and apologetics at Reasons to Believe.  He has authored several groundbreaking books, including Who Was Adam, Creating Life in the Lab, and The Cell’s Design. He holds a PhD in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Ohio University.  His latest book is called Humans 2.0: Scientific Philosophical, and Theological Perspectives on Transhumanism.   

Paul Miller - J-Curve

Aug 12, 2019 00:00:00

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If you're suffering or just plain disappointed, we have some good news, and it may surprise you. Let's talk about it with Paul Miller... on Steve Brown, Etc! Paul E. Miller is the executive director of seeJesus as well as the best-selling author of A Praying Life and several other books.  With the help of his ministry staff, Paul creates and conducts interactive discipleship seminars throughout the world. His latest book is called J-Curve: Dying & Rising With Jesus In Everyday Life.

Sharon Risher - Hope and Forgiveness

Aug 5, 2019 00:00:00

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If you've ever struggled to forgive, get ready to feel understood. Today's show is for you, with our guest, Rev. Sharon Risher. Rev. Sharon Washington Risher was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina.  She earned a Masters of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and served as Staff Chaplain and Trauma Specialist at Parkland Hospital and as Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at Rice Chapel AME Church in Dallas, TX.  Her new book is called For Such a Time as This: Hope and Forgiveness After the Charleston Massacre.     For more on forgiveness, listen to Steve and the gang talk about it on another episode of Steve Brown, Etc. by clicking here.

Steve Brown - Fighting With Family

Jul 29, 2019 00:00:00

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Welcome to Steve Brown Etc! Our guest today is... US, and we're talking about what to do when we just can't agree with one another. Sit back, relax, and, if you disagree with us, send all your complaints to Steve.

Kendra Fletcher - Leaving the Church

Jul 22, 2019 00:00:00

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If you've ever thought 'I just can't do church anymore,' then today's Steve Brown, Etc. with Kendra Fletcher is for you. Kendra Fletcher is a mother of 8, a speaker, podcaster, and author of the books Leaving Legalism: Learning to Love God, Others, and Yourself Again and Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace. She’s also a popular contributor on our website, KeyLife.org.

Andrew Farley - Twisted Scripture (Re-Air)

Jul 15, 2019 00:00:00

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What if some of the truths you hold dear about the Bible are actually, well... not true? Andrew Farley is here on Steve Brown, Etc. today to say that at least 45 things you might have been told about Scripture are lies. Andrew Farley is the president of Andrew Farley Ministries and serves as lead pastor at Church Without Religion in Lubbock, TX.  His podcast and Sunday radio program can be heard on Sirius XM and he’s been featured on Fox News, PBS, Showtime, and The Huffington Post.  His latest book is called Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told.

Chuck DeGroat - Narcissism in the Church

Jul 8, 2019 00:00:00

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Chuck DeGroat is here on Steve Brown, Etc. today to talk about narcissism in what should be the unlikeliest of places... the church. Chuck DeGroat serves as Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He’s also a Co-Founder and Senior Fellow at Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. And if that wasn’t enough, Chuck is also an author, speaker, consultant, and therapist.  His books include Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, Toughest People to Love, and Wholeheartedness: Busyness, Exhaustion, and Healing The Divided Self. You might also enjoy our discussion on the Enneagram with Chris Heuertz.

Steve Brown Etc. - Forgiveness

Jul 1, 2019 00:00:00

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Have you ever been hurt and struggled to forgive? Then today's Steve Brown, Etc. is for you.  Join Steve and the gang as they hang out and discuss the challenging issue of forgiveness. Hey, with talent like this, who needs guests?

Scot McKnight - Reading Romans Backwards

Jun 24, 2019 00:00:00

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You've read the book of Romans, but I bet you haven't read it backwards. Scot McKnight is here to talk about it on Steve Brown, Etc. Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He has written and/or edited some seventy-five books.  He regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, colleges, and seminaries.  Scot earned his Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham and has been a professor for more than three decades.  His latest book is called Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire.

Chris Heuertz - The Sacred Enneagram

Jun 17, 2019 00:00:00

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Chris Heuertz will help you understand who you are. We're talking about the enneagram on today's Steve Brown, Etc. Chris Heuertz is a frequent contributor or frequently highlighted in publications like Christianity Today, Duke’s “Faith & Leadership,” Relevant Magazine, and the Washington Post’s “On Faith” section. He is known for his provocative storytelling and has written several books including the one we’re discussing today called The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.

Ken Harrison - Rise of the Servant Kings

Jun 10, 2019 00:00:00

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If you're a man, or know a man, you need to listen, man. Let's talk about true masculinity with Ken Harrison on Steve Brown, Etc. Ken Harrison is chairman and president of Promise Keepers and CEO of WaterStone, an organization that helps clients give away millions of dollars each year in support of Christian humanitarian efforts.  He has previously served as a police officer in L.A. and spent nearly two decades in commercial real estate.  His new book is called Rise of the Servant Kings: What The Bible Says About Being a Man.

Steve Brown - Talk the Walk

Jun 3, 2019 00:00:00

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Can you be right without being insufferable? Steve hopes so. He just wrote a book on that very premise. Let's talk about it on Steve Brown, Etc! Get your copy of Steve's new book, Talk the Walk right now!

Dudley Hall - Grace Works

May 27, 2019 00:00:00

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30 years ago, it was all about grace. Guess what? It still is. Let's talk about it with Dudley Hall on Steve Brown, Etc. Dudley Hall is a Bible teacher, speaker, preacher, and consultant.  He holds a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelors degree from Samford University.  He’s the founder and president of Kerygma Ventures and his latest book is actually 27 years old.  It’s an updated version of his classic called Grace Works.  And you know it’s an old book because it doesn’t have a subtitle that takes three minutes to recite.

Andrew Farley - Twisted Scripture

May 20, 2019 00:00:00

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What if some of the truths you hold dear about the Bible are actually, well... not true? Andrew Farley is here on Steve Brown, Etc. today to say that at least 45 things you might have been told about Scripture are lies. Andrew Farley is the president of Andrew Farley Ministries and serves as lead pastor at Church Without Religion in Lubbock, TX.  His podcast and Sunday radio program can be heard on Sirius XM and he’s been featured on Fox News, PBS, Showtime, and The Huffington Post.  His latest book is called Twisted Scripture: Untangling 45 Lies Christians Have Been Told.

Michael Card - Inexpressible

May 13, 2019 00:00:00

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Michael Card has written 48,000 English words to explain a single, Hebrew word. Oh! But, what a word! Let's talk about it on Steve Brown, Etc. Michael Card is an award-winning musician and performing artist. He's earned a Master's degree in Biblical Studies from Western Kentucky University. He's authored nearly 30 books, his newest of which is Inexpressible: Hesed and the Mystery of God’s Lovingkindness

Chad Bird - Upside-Down Spirituality

May 6, 2019 00:00:00

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Have you ever had your world turned upside down? If not, it's time! Let's talk about it with Chad Bird, on Steve Brown, Etc!  Chad Bird has served as a pastor, professor, lecturer, and is now a truck driver and writer. He's written several books and articles for the Gospel Coalition, Mockingbird, and many others. You can find him at ChadBird.com

Nick Lannon - Life is Impossible

Apr 29, 2019 00:00:00

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So, you think life is hard? Think again: It's impossible! But that's a good thing. Let's talk with Nick Lannon on today's Steve Brown, Etc. about his new book, Life is Impossible: And That's Good News. Nick Lannon is a graduate of the University of Arizona and Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He's pastored Episcopal churches in New Jersey, and currently serves as pastor of Grace Anglican Church in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Noel Jesse Heikkinen - Wretched Saints

Apr 22, 2019 00:00:00

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Maybe you think you don't need forgiveness, or maybe you think you're too bad to get forgiveness. You're both wrong, according to today's guest. The bad news is you're a lot worse than you think you are, the good news is... well, let's talk about that with Noel Jesse Heikkinen on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc! His book is Wretched Saints: Transformed by the Relentless Grace of God.  Noel Jesse Heikkinen serves as the primary preaching pastor at Riverview Church in Lansing, Michigan. He also serves as a network director for Acts 29. He's an author, he blogs at NoelJesse.com and his latest book is Wretched Saints.

David Zahl - Seculosity

Apr 15, 2019 00:00:00

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You might not know the word Seculosity, but you've definitely experienced it! It's David Zahl on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. talking about his new book, Seculosity: How Career, Parenting, Technology, Food, Politics, and Romance Became Our New Religion and What to Do about It. We're all looking for meaning, says David, and now that America doesn't collectively find that meaning in church, we find it elsewhere--politics, love, parenting, dating, eating, etc. We want to feel like we're enough, and it's not helping. But maybe, just maybe, we were too quick to let go of Christianity as the path to meaning. David is the founder and director of Mockingbird Ministries, the editor and chief of the popular Mockingbird website, and co-host of the Mockingcast. He also serves on the staff of Christ Episcopal Church. His new book is Seculosity.

Frank Viola - The Shocking Views of Great Christians

Apr 8, 2019 00:00:00

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Get ready to clutch your pearls! We're delving into the shocking views of great Christians with Frank Viola on this edition of Steve Brown, Etc! Frank Viola is a speaker, serves as the consultant to other writers, and is the author of more than 20 books, including his newest book, ReGrace: What the Shocking Beliefs of the Great Christians Can Teach Us Today.

Jordan Raynor - Called to Create

Apr 1, 2019 00:00:00

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Is the way you view work working? Let's talk about Creating on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc! Jordan Raynor is here to talk about his new book, Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate and Risk. He says God is a creator and we're called to do the same.  Jordan Raynor is a best-selling author and serial entrepreneur. He serves as executive chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup. He's a speaker on faith, work, and entrepreneurship at such places at SXSW, TEDx, and Harvard University. He also served in the White House under George W. Bush.

Mike Morrell and Rainier Wylde - Living Wild

Mar 25, 2019 00:00:00

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Mike Morrell and Rainier Wylde want you to live a better story.  As their website says, it's "a story of reconnection with Spirit, Self, Society & Surroundings for common flourishing." They join us on Steve Brown, Etc. today to invite us to live a more natural, satisfying life. To help cradle Christians, seekers, skeptics, and other faiths alike, rediscover our common humanity as intimately connected to the Earth. Mike co-authored with Richard Rohr Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation, is the founder of Wisdom Camp, and is one of the founders of the Wild Goose Festival.  Rainier is a teacher, coach, podcaster and author. He studied under leading Western psychologist, Eastern Mystics, and contemplative teachers. You can find him at ReWilder.net. 

Jemar Tisby - The Color of Compromise

Mar 18, 2019 00:00:00

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When it comes to race relations, all you have to do is not be a racist... Really?! Let's talk about it with Jemar Tisby! Jemar Tisby is our guest today on Steve Brown, Etc. And we're talking about his new book, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism Jemar is the president of The Witness, a black Christian collective, where he writes about race, religion, and politics and culture. He also co-hosts a podcast called Pass the Mic, and is a conference speaker. Jamar is also a PhD candidate in history, and has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, and CNN. This continues the discussion that was included as part of our Grace Encounter conference, highlited in Herb Andrew's talk, and all our great speakers. 

Nate Pyle - More Than You Can Handle

Mar 11, 2019 00:00:00

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God never gives you more than you can handle... Yeah, right!  We're talking to Nate Pyle on Steve Brown, Etc. about his new book, More Than You Can Handle: When Life's Overwhelming Pain Meets God's Overwhelming Grace. When we go through difficult situations, it doesn't mean we're not trying hard enough or faithful enough, it reminds us that a God who loves us is bigger than us, and our pain, so we can trust him to get us through. Nate Pyle serves as a pastor of Christ Community Church in Fishers, Indiana. He's the author of Man Enough, and blogs on NatePyle.com and we're talking about his latest book today!

Tom Krattenmaker - Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower

Mar 4, 2019 00:00:00

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Have you ever met a secular Jesus follower? Well, that's about to change on today's Steve Brown, Etc! We're going to be talking to Tom Krattenmaker on Steve Brown, Etc. today about his new book, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe. Don't miss it! Tom Krattenmaker is an award-winning author, member of USA Today's board of contributors, directs communication at Yale's Divinity School, speaks at colleges and conferences around the world, and he's appeared on PBS, Fox News, NPR, ESPN, and in the New York Times.

David Hay - Worthless

Feb 25, 2019 00:00:00

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Today's Steve Brown, Etc. is Worthless. We're talking to David Hay about his new novel, Worthless: A Tale of Unlikely Redemption. And it's anything but!  David Hay has been involved in the investment business for nearly 40 years. After serving at two Wall Street firms, he purchased a majority interest in Evergreen Capital in 2002. He currently serves as Evergreen's Chief Investment Officer, and primary author of the Evergreen virtual advisor newsletter. He's authored a great novel called Worthless: A Tale of Unlikely Redemption.

Holy Sexuality - Christopher Yuan

Feb 18, 2019 00:00:00

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Today, on Steve Brown, Etc., we're talking about holy sex! What is it? Why does it matter? And why did Christopher Yuan write a book about it? Join Steve and the gang for a discussion with Christopher Yuan about his book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.  Dr. Christopher Yuan holds degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, and Bethel Seminary. Christopher taught at Moody Bible Institute for more than 10 years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached 5 continents.

Mom, Dad…What’s Sex? - Jessica Thompson & Joel Fitzpatrick (Re-Air)

Feb 11, 2019 00:00:00

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“Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?” That question may make parents uncomfortable, but these days it’s a rare privilege to even be asked. In fact, our children’s understanding of sex is being shaped by our culture before the question even occurs to them. Join Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of their new book, Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?: Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture. A healthy view of sex starts with the one who created it. Jessica Thompson is a popular conference speaker and author. Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family.

Elyse Fitzpatrick - Because He Loves Me

Feb 4, 2019 00:00:00

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Elyse Fitzpatrick is on Steve Brown, Etc. today to talk about God's love, what motivates towards holiness (it might surprise you), and her personal journey to understanding grace. Join Steve and the gang for some good news, and our normal amount of tomfoolery. Join Elyse at a women's event in central Florida called 'Because He Loves Me' at Willow Creek Church on February 22-23. Elyse holds her certificate in Biblical Counseling from CCEF, San Diego. She has a MA in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She's authored more than 20 books, including Good News for Weary Women.

Steve Brown, Etc. - Race and the Church

Jan 28, 2019 00:00:00

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What do you do on Steve Brown, Etc. when there's no guest? A whole lotta fun. Join Steve and the gang for deep talks about race and the Church. What we know, what we don't know, and how grace should guide our journey. 

Shane J. Wood - Between Two Trees

Jan 21, 2019 00:00:00

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Life, death, and a whole lot of living. A lot happens Between Two Trees and Shane Wood is here to talk about his new book by that name on Steve Brown, Etc. In his book, he challenges us to embrace hope, love, and the beauty of reconciliation at the true tree of life: the cross of Calvary. Shane Wood is a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Professor of New Testament and Associate Academic Dean at Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. He serves as a teaching minister at College Heights Christian Church. 

Dee Coleman & Lindsey Holcomb - Samaritan Village

Jan 14, 2019 00:00:00

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Sex Trafficking. It's a horrible problem with a surprising solution. Join Dee Coleman and Lindsey Holcomb on Steve Brown, Etc. to talk about it. What it is, how it happens, and how to begin to stop it. Lindsey Holcomb is the communication coordinator of Samaritan Village, and co-author of Rid of My Disgrace: Hope and Healing for Victims of Sexual Assault. Dee Coleman is the Executive Director of Samaritan Village, a residential crisis center for survivors of sex trafficking. 

Know How We Got Our Bible - Dr. Ryan Reeves (Re-Air)

Jan 7, 2019 00:00:00

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You ever wonder how we got the Bible? Or if scripture is reliable? Join Dr. Ryan Reeves on Steve Brown, Etc. today to answer those questions and more as he talks about his new book, Know How We Got Our Bible. Dr. Ryan Reeves is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s also Dean of the seminary’s Jacksonville campus. Check out Ryan’s short videos at our website, KeyLife.org. You’ll have fun while learning some cool stuff. Get Ryan’s new book, titled, Know How We Got Our Bible.

Andrew Petiprin - Truth Matters (Re-Air)

Dec 31, 2018 00:00:00

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Wanna connect Christian doctrine to real life? Join Andrew Petiprin, author of Truth Matters: Knowing God and Yourself, and see how you don’t just decide who God is, but you look at the facts and let God define Himself. Christian doctrine isn’t just a bunch of dusty facts to make those with PhD’s sound more spiritual, it’s real truth about who God is: our Father, friend, and Savior. It's intimate facts about the Creator that we internalize and live out in relationship with Him. Andrew’s an Episcopal Priest, Canon of the Ordinary in the Diocese of Tennessee, a Marshall scholar at Magdalene College in Oxford, holds degrees from the University of Pittsburg and the University of Yale. A true intellectual among the Etcetera riffraff!

The Show Before Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 00:00:00

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Steve Brown and the gang celebrate Christmas (in their own grinchy way) by talking about their favorite Christmas memories, the worst gift they ever got, and even some more serious topics (Yeah, we're trying some new things) like how we can really experience Christmas when we've heard it so many times before and what 'God with us' means in 2018.  Join us for a funny, heartwarming show that ends with Steve's usual reading of the Christmas story in his inimitable voice.

Susie - Ray Rhodes

Dec 17, 2018 00:00:00

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Lots of people know Charles Spurgeon, but not as many know the story of his wife, Susannah. Ray Rhodes literally wrote the book on her story and he's here on Steve Brown Etc. to talk about Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles H. Spurgeon.  Ray serves as the founding pastor of Grace Community Church in Dawsonville, Georgia. He’s also the president of Nourished in the Word Ministries. Ray’s doctoral thesis focused on the marriage and spirituality of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon. Ray’s new book is titled Susie: The Life and Legacy of Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles H. Spurgeon.

A War of Loves – David Bennett

Dec 10, 2018 00:00:00

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Today Dr. David Bennett's on Steve Brown, Etc. with an unexpected story of being a gay activist who discovered Jesus. David's going to talk about his supernatural encounter with God and his new book, A War of Loves.  David is a candidate for a PhD in theology at Oxford. He’s a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and holds an Oxford postgraduate degree in theology…as well as a master’s degree in analytic theology from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. David’s new book is titled A War of Loves: The Unexpected Story of a Gay Activist Discovering Jesus.

Last Call for Liberty - Dr. Os Guinness

Dec 3, 2018 00:00:00

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What is American Freedom? Os Guinness says that's the problem. We're fighting like cats and dogs to define the heart of a nation. And the questions for Christians becomes how we're good citizens in such a divided nation. Join Os Guinness as he discusses these topics from his new book, Last Call for Liberty: How America's Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat, on Steve Brown, Etc. Dr. Guinness is a senior fellow at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and the founder of the Trinity Forum. He’s the author of more than 30 books, including The Global Public Square, A Free People’s Suicide, The Case for Civility, Fool’s Talk, and Impossible People. Visit Os online at OsGuinness.com. Dr. Guinness’ new book is titled Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat.

Jake Luhrs - Mountains (Re-air)

Nov 26, 2018 00:00:00

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Jake Luhrs from August Burns Red and Heart Support is here on Steve Brown, Etc. to talk about his new Devotional, Mountains.  Jake is a grammy-nominated front man for August Burns Red, who have sold over a half million albums. He's also the founder of Heart Support who helps over 90,000 struggling people a month. Buy his new devotional, Mountains. Listen to Steve & Pete talk about Steve's experience at one of Jake's concerts here.

Unfriended – Joe Battaglia

Nov 19, 2018 00:00:00

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True community is important, but... how do we find it? Join Joe Battaglia on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about his new book, Unfriended: Finding True Community in a Disconnected Culture. Joe thinks we've never had more friends, and yet we've no one to meet for coffee, and he believes he knows how to fix that. Joe is the founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a media company specializing in strategic planning for organizations and gifted communicators of the faith. He’s also co-executive producer of Keep The Faith, the #1 nationally syndicated faith-based radio program in the universe. Joe’s the author of The Politically Incorrect Jesus and That’s My Dad. His new book is titled Unfriended: Finding True Community in a Disconnected Culture.

Mission Work in the Middle East

Nov 12, 2018 00:00:00

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Our guest today could be killed if we said his name. He puts it all on the line to work as a missonary in the Middle East. He's been imprisoned, played a part in the Egyptian uprising, and reaches out to refugees and Yazidi girls. You're gonna want to hear his story on this Steve Brown, Etc!

Lies Men Believe – Robert Wolgemuth

Nov 5, 2018 00:00:00

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You ever think lies are holding you back from freedom, joy, and intimacy with God? Robert Wolgemuth is here to talk about Lies Men Believe on Steve Brown, Etc. Robert is the best-selling author of over twenty books, including She Calls me Daddy, The Most Important Place On Earth and What’s In the Bible co-written by the late Dr. R.C. Sproul. He is married to Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and has two daughters, two sons-in-law, five grandchildren and one grand-son-in-law. Robert’s new book is Lies Men Believe: and the Truth That Sets Them Free. For more on the topic of men and the bible, check out Pete Alwinson's book, Like Father, Like Son

The Cure – John Lynch

Oct 29, 2018 00:00:00

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What if God isn't who you think he is? ...What if you aren't either? If religion has left you wounded, angry, and cynical, John Lynch from Trueface is here with The Cure on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. John Lynch was a pastor for 27 years. He’s been on staff with Trueface since 1997. Check them out at trueface.org. John’s a gifted speaker and co-author of the book The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is and Neither Are You.

Defiant Joy – Stasi Eldredge

Oct 22, 2018 00:00:00

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What do you do when life is falling apart all around you? Do you paste on a fake smile and pretend everything's okay? Stasi Eldredge is here to talk about a better way from her new book, Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. Stasi is a New York Times bestselling author. She’s the director of the women’s ministry at Ransomed Heart and leads Captivating retreats internationally. Stasi co-wrote Love and War and Captivating with her husband John, and she’s the author of Becoming Myself. Her new book is titled, Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World.

Always Be Ready – Hugh & Kathy Ross

Oct 15, 2018 00:00:00

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Sometimes, we see sharing our faith as scary. Hugh and Kathy Ross see it as an adventure! Join Hugh and Kathy Ross on this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk about their adventures in the faith from their new book, Always be Ready: A Call to Adventurous Faith. Listen as they share their own thrills and challenges of being a Christian and always being ready to give an answer for the hope they have. Dr. Ross is an astrophysicist and best-selling author. He’s living an adventurous faith traveling the globe speaking on the compatibility of science and the Christian faith. Hugh is the president and founder of Reasons to Believe. They have so many great resources at Reasons.org. His wife Kathy is a vice president at Reasons to Believe. She oversees a number of departments there. She also has a master’s degree in English and edits Hugh’s books. Together they have a new book out titled Always Be Ready: A Call to Adventurous Faith.

Leaving Legalism – Kendra Fletcher

Oct 8, 2018 00:00:00

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Maybe some Christians with their underwear on too tight left you with a bad taste in your mouth when it comes to faith. Kendra Fletcher's here, on Steve Brown, Etc., to talk about learning to love God, others, and yourself again after a bad religious experience, which is the topic of her new book, Leaving Legalism. Kendra is a not only a mother of 8, she’s a speaker, author, and podcaster who also wrote the Key Life/New Growth Press book, Lost and Found: Losing Religion, Finding Grace. Check it out at KeyLife.org! Her new book is titled, Leaving Legalism: Learning to Love God, Others, and Yourself Again.

Suffering & Gospel Hope – Dr. Paul Tripp

Oct 1, 2018 00:00:00

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Suffering comes in a lot of forms: illness, unemployment, broken relationship, and death. But Paul Tripp is here to tell us the hope of the Gospel is bigger than any of our suffering as he tells us about his new book, Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense. Dr. Tripp is a pastor, author, and international conference speaker. He’s also the president of Paul Tripp Ministries. Visit him online at PaulTrippMinistries.org.http://PaulTrippMinistries.org Paul has written so many books I would start to suffer if I listed all the titles. His new book is titled, Suffering: Gospel Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.

Know How We Got Our Bible - Dr. Ryan Reeves

Sep 24, 2018 00:00:00

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You ever wonder how we got the Bible? Or if scripture is reliable? Join Dr. Ryan Reeves on Steve Brown, Etc. today to answer those questions and more as he talks about his new book, Know How We Got Our Bible. Dr. Ryan Reeves is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s also Dean of the seminary’s Jacksonville campus. Check out Ryan’s short videos at our website, KeyLife.org. You’ll have fun while learning some cool stuff. Get Ryan’s new book, titled, Know How We Got Our Bible.

The New Activist - Eddie Kaufholz (Re-Air)

Sep 17, 2018 00:00:00

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It's never been easier to end up overwhelmed by all the injustice in the world. Just scrolling through the news feeds on our phones can leave us both stirred to action and simultaneously discouraged that our little bit will make any difference in the face of so much evil and suffering. But there are effective and fulfilling ways to move from observer to activist. Join Eddie Kaufholz from the International Justice Mission podcast, The New Activist, on Steve Brown, Etc. for a fun conversation about inspiring action that changes lives. Eddie speaks, teaches, and writes about relationships, seasons of life, marriage, dating, parenting, the church, and theology. Connect with him on EddieKaufholz.com and visit IJM.org to find our more about the amazing work of International Justice Mission.

Jake Luhrs - Mountains

Sep 10, 2018 00:00:00

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Jake Luhrs from August Burns Red and Heart Support is here on Steve Brown, Etc. to talk about his new Devotional, Mountains.  Jake is a grammy-nominated front man for August Burns Red, who have sold over a half million albums. He's also the founder of Heart Support who helps over 90,000 struggling people a month. Buy his new devotional, Mountains.

Andrew Petiprin - Truth Matters

Sep 3, 2018 00:00:00

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Wanna connect Christian doctrine to real life? Join Andrew Petiprin, author of Truth Matters: Knowing God and Yourself, and see how you don’t just decide who God is, but you look at the facts and let God define Himself. Christian doctrine isn’t just a bunch of dusty facts to make those with PhD’s sound more spiritual, it’s real truth about who God is: our Father, friend, and Savior. It's intimate facts about the Creator that we internalize and live out in relationship with Him. Andrew’s an Episcopal Priest, Canon of the Ordinary in the Diocese of Tennessee, a Marshall scholar at Magdalene College in Oxford, holds degrees from the University of Pittsburg and the University of Yale. A true intellectual among the Etcetera riffraff!

Jonathan Merritt - Learning to Speak God from Scratch

Aug 27, 2018 00:00:00

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When was the last time you had a spiritual conversation? Odds are it wasn't that recent. Sacred words are vanishing, and Jonathan Merritt isn't okay with that. He argues in his new book, Learning to Speak God from Scratch: Why Sacred Words Are Vanishing—and How We Can Revive Them, that getting rid of sacred words isn't the answer, but rather breathing new life into them, because they're vital to the faith conversation. Jonathan is an award winning contributor to The Atlantic, has written numerous articles for USA Today, Buzzfeed, CNN, the New York Times, and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, NPR among other media outlets. He holds graduate degrees in Religion, and is the author of several books. Connect with Jonathan on jonathanmerritt.com/

Live Alive - Dave Pezzoli

Aug 20, 2018 00:00:00

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Is there more to the abundant Christian life than keeping your nose above water? Can you live the Christian life as a loner? Join Dave Pezzoli and friends from Live Alive Podcast on Steve Brown, Etc. as they answer these questions, and talk about learning how to hear from God, do what he says, and live it out in community. Dave Pezzoli, Chris DiDonna, and Jeremy Schurke are hosts of the Live Alive Podcast. Connect with them online at letslivealive.com.

Freedom Sunday - Eddie Kaufholz (Re-Air)

Aug 13, 2018 00:00:00

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There are more slaves in the world today than ever before in human history. That's super hard to wrap your head around, but it's true. Millions of men, women, and children of all ages are suffering in ways that are hard to imagine. International Justice Mission is working in countries around the globe to literally set the captives free. IJM is dedicated to ending slavery, and your church can play a crucial role in making that a reality. Join Eddie Kaufholz on Steve Brown, Etc. to hear about the difference IJM is making and how your church can participate in Freedom Sunday on September 23rd. Eddie Kaufholz is Director of Church Mobilization with IJM and the host of The New Activist, a podcast featuring people who are taking on the world's biggest problems.

Your God Is Too Glorious - Chad Bird (Re-Air)

Aug 6, 2018 00:00:00

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Are you searching for God? Have you looked in the mundane, the simple, and the foolish? Join Chad Bird on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places. You'll be surprised how God's radical grace shows up in the radically ordinary. Chad Bird is a truck driver, speaker, scholar, and writer who delivers biblical truth to broken people like himself. Connect with Chad at ChadBird.com. Also, don't miss Chad on SBE talking about Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul.

The New Believer’s Guide - Alex Early (Re-Air)

Jul 30, 2018 00:00:00

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If you could go back in time to when you first became a Christian and impart some wisdom to yourself, what would it be? Maybe you'd advise against wearing that "turn or burn" T-shirt with the Energizer Bunny on it. You could comfort your zealous young self who just threw away his entire collection of secular CDs with the knowledge that one day God would send Spotify to make things right. Just think of all the pain that could be avoided. Join Alex Early on Steve Brown, Etc., because until we invent time travel, the next best thing is his book, The New Believer's Guide to the Christian Life: What Will Change, What Won't, and Why It Matters. The Christianese Glossary alone is worth the price of admission. Alex Early serves Redemption Church in Seattle and is the author of The Reckless Love of God. He's also a sought-after speaker.

Love That Lasts - Jeff Bethke (Re-Air)

Jul 23, 2018 00:00:00

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In a time of ubiquitous porn, "harmless" hookups, and naive expectations that our marriages will complete us, is it any wonder that our families are falling apart? Can God's radical grace really heal our radically broken relationships? And what does love have to do with it? Join Jeff Bethke on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of the new book he wrote with his wife Allysa, ​Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex. "Prodigal partners" and uptight "true love waiters," there is a third way. Jeff Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think. He and his wife Alyssa make YouTube videos watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers each month and host a podcast about relationships and faith that can be found on iTunes. Visit JeffAndAlyssa.com for all things Jeff and Alyssa.

Finding the Love of Jesus - Elyse Fitzpatrick (Re-Air)

Jul 16, 2018 00:00:00

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Is Bible reading just another burden that's been loaded onto your back by toxic religion? Do you feel guilty when you read it? Do you feel guilty when you don't? The truth is, reading the Bible doesn't have to come with all that baggage. Join Elyse Fitzpatrick on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of her new book, Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Instead of a chore to check off your to-do list, you'll see that reading the Bible is life-giving when you realize it's really an epic love letter from God to humanity. Elyse Fitzpatrick is a popular conference speaker, teacher, and author who has written over 20 books on living the Christian life. Connect with her online at ElyseFitzpatrick.com.

Freedom Sunday - Eddie Kaufholz

Jul 9, 2018 00:00:00

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There are more slaves in the world today than ever before in human history. That's super hard to wrap your head around, but it's true. Millions of men, women, and children of all ages are suffering in ways that are hard to imagine. International Justice Mission is working in countries around the globe to literally set the captives free. IJM is dedicated to ending slavery, and your church can play a crucial role in making that a reality. Join Eddie Kaufholz on Steve Brown, Etc. to hear about the difference IJM is making and how your church can participate in Freedom Sunday on September 23rd. Eddie Kaufholz is Director of Church Mobilization with IJM and the host of The New Activist, a podcast featuring people who are taking on the world's biggest problems.

The Gospel with a House Key - Rosaria Butterfield

Jul 2, 2018 00:00:00

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Rosaria Butterfield has a head-spinning conversion story. She went from a lesbian professor activist to the wife of a Presbyterian pastor and homeschooling mom. What was the catalyst for this dramatic change? Radically ordinary hospitality. Join Rosaria Butterfield on Steve Brown, Etc. as she talks about her new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World. Whether you think you have the gift of hospitality or not, Rosaria will challenge you to believe that your home is not your own (and we ain't talking about the mortgage). Rosaria Butterfield has her PhD from Ohio State. She's an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She's also the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.

The Art of Rest - Adam Mabry

Jun 25, 2018 00:00:00

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“Come to me, all you who are weary, and I will give you some more stuff to do.” If that sounds like Jesus to you, then you need to drop everything and listen to this episode of Steve Brown, Etc.  Join Adam Mabry as he talks with Steve and the crew about his new book, The Art of Rest: Faith to Hit Pause in a World That Never Stops. It really is possible to take a break without feeling guilty about it. Adam Mabry is Lead Pastor of Aletheia Church in Boston. Before planting Aletheia, he and his wife planted two churches in Edinburgh, Scotland. Adam did his theological studies at Reformed Theological Seminary and is studying for a PhD at Aberdeen. He sounds like he could use some rest. Visit Adam online at AdamMabry.org.

The Road to Dawn - Jared Brock

Jun 18, 2018 00:00:00

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After 41 years as a slave, Josiah Henson escaped with his family and settled in Canada. He went on to rescue 118 more slaves, raise millions for the abolitionist movement, inspire the novel that ignited the Civil War, and even win a medal at the first World's Fair in London. What's even more amazing than this man's life is the fact that few of us know his name. Join Jared Brock on Steve Brown, Etc. as he introduces you to Josiah Henson and talks about his new book, The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War. Jared Brock is the director of Over 18, Red Light Green Light, and Josiah. He's also the author of A Year of Living Prayerfully and Bearded Gospel Men.

Grace in the Middle East - Daniel Al-Naser

Jun 11, 2018 00:00:00

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Daniel Al-Naser left Islam to follow Jesus, but it turns out that being an uptight, legalistic Christian isn't very different than being an uptight, legalistic Muslim. Then he woke up to the reality of God's radical grace and everything changed. Join Daniel on Steve Brown, Etc. as he shares his story. You'll hear the infectious joy of a man set free from bearing the heavy burden of bad religion. Daniel Al-Naser is the co-founder of The Middle East Gospel House, a movement that aims to reach everyone in the Middle East with the radical grace of Jesus. 

A Sometimes Stumbling Life - Mike Khandjian

Jun 4, 2018 00:00:00

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For some of us, stumbling isn't an accident, it's a preferred means of locomotion. Self-help formulas can't fix someone whose self is the problem. The only hope is a Father who keeps coming after his children no matter how far they fall. Join Mike Khandjian on Steve Brown, Etc. for real life stories of God's relentless love from his new book, A Sometimes Stumbling Life: Making Sense of Our Struggles and God's Grace in the Journey of Faith. Dare to believe that "God didn’t send Jesus to make us perfect but to make us his." Mike Khandjian is the Senior Pastor of Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, near Baltimore, Maryland.

Mom, Dad…What’s Sex? - Jessica Thompson & Joel Fitzpatrick

May 28, 2018 00:00:00

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“Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?” That question may make parents uncomfortable, but these days it’s a rare privilege to even be asked. In fact, our children’s understanding of sex is being shaped by our culture before the question even occurs to them. Join Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of their new book, Mom, Dad...What’s Sex?: Giving Your Kids a Gospel-Centered View of Sex and Our Culture. A healthy view of sex starts with the one who created it. Jessica Thompson is a popular conference speaker and author. Joel Fitzpatrick has served as an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America with a focus on youth and family.

God of Tomorrow - Caleb Kaltenbach

May 21, 2018 00:00:00

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Hope for the future seems to be in short supply these days. Who can blame us? Our children go to school wondering if it's their turn to get gunned down in class. Our country is deeply divided. Racism, terrorism, and instability plague us. It's enough to make even Christians doubt that God is in control. Join Caleb Kaltenbach on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, God of Tomorrow: How to Overcome the Fears of Today and Renew Your Hope for the Future. God exists in the past, present, and future, and we can trust him to walk with us into tomorrow. Caleb Kaltenbach is a pastor and popular speaker on issues of faith, reconciliation, and sexual diversity. Don't miss Caleb's previous appearance on SBE talking about his book, Messy Grace: How a Pastor with Gay Parents Learned to Love Others Without Sacrificing Conviction. 

The Babylon Bee Book - Kyle Mann

May 14, 2018 00:00:00

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Christians aren't known for being funny. Comedy takes a certain freedom that one doesn't come by while tiptoeing around sacred cows or worrying if one's jokes are grieving the Holy Spirit. Even so, every once in a while, some Christians do dare to dance on the lines and invite the sacred cows over for a barbecue. Join Kyle Mann from the Christian news satire site The Babylon Bee as he talks about their new book, How to Be a Perfect Christian: Your Comprehensive Guide to Flawless Spiritual Living. You won't only get the holiness help you need, you'll actually witness the rare Evangelicus Humorous in its native habitat. Kyle Mann is editor in chief of The Babylon Bee. 

Night Driving - Chad Bird (Re-Air)

May 7, 2018 00:00:00

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Chad Bird blew up his life. His infidelity not only left his marriage in ruins, it also destroyed his career as a pastor and seminary professor. Chad left to struggle with his demons in the cab of his truck as he drove nights through the oil fields of Texas. Like they say, if you're going through hell, keep going. Join Chad Bird on Steve Brown, Etc. as he tells his story and talks about his new book, Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul. You'll hear about the healing work that God's grace does in the darkness, and how to keep on truckin' into the light. Chad Bird is a truck driver, speaker, scholar, and writer who delivers biblical truth to broken people like himself. Connect with Chad at ChadBird.com.

Looking Back - Buddy Greene

Apr 30, 2018 00:00:00

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Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and insanely talented harmonica player Buddy Greene has been delighting and inspiring audiences for over 30 years. It’s a career that includes playing with Jerry Reed and writing the music for “Mary, Did You Know?” He even did an album with our very own Steve Brown. Join Buddy on Steve Brown, Etc. as he traces his spiritual and musical journey as heard on his new album, Looking Back. It's a great time with fun stories, laughs, and Buddy Greene music. Don’t miss it! Visit Buddy online at BuddyGreene.com. 

Finding the Love of Jesus - Elyse Fitzpatrick

Apr 23, 2018 00:00:00

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Is Bible reading just another burden that's been loaded onto your back by toxic religion? Do you feel guilty when you read it? Do you feel guilty when you don't? The truth is, reading the Bible doesn't have to come with all that baggage. Join Elyse Fitzpatrick on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of her new book, Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. Instead of a chore to check off your to-do list, you'll see that reading the Bible is life-giving when you realize it's really an epic love letter from God to humanity. Elyse Fitzpatrick is a popular conference speaker, teacher, and author who has written over 20 books on living the Christian life. Connect with her online at ElyseFitzpatrick.com.

Life on the Spectrum - Dr. Hugh Ross (Re-Air)

Apr 16, 2018 00:00:00

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Dr. Hugh Ross is an astrophysicist, best-selling author, and a popular speaker on the compatibility of science and Christianity. He's also on the autism spectrum. Join Dr. Ross on Steve Brown, Etc. as he tells his story of growing up with undiagnosed autism, his struggle to overcome limitations, and how God guided his path to make him the man he is today. Dr. Hugh Ross is the founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to building faith in the God revealed in nature and Scripture. Visit Reasons.org to check out what they do. Also, don't miss Dr. Ross on SBE talking about his book, Beyond the Cosmos: The Transdimensionality of God.

Finding God in the Margins - Carolyn Custis James

Apr 9, 2018 00:00:00

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Refugees, undocumented immigrants, women’s rights, male power and privilege...those words probably have you thinking of recent headlines instead of the ancient book of Ruth in the Bible. But, like that old spaghetti sauce commercial says, “It’s in there!” Join Carolyn Custis James on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of her new book, Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth. You’ll see how God shows up for those who have been marginalized and calls us into radical new ways of living together as human beings. Carolyn Custis James has degrees in sociology and biblical studies. She’s the founder and president of the Synergy Women’s Network and a popular speaker for women’s conferences, churches and other Christian organizations. Connect with Carolyn at CarolynCustisJames.com.

The Burden Is Light - Jon Tyson

Apr 2, 2018 00:00:00

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Second place is the first loser. That's the way of the world, but it's not the only way. Join Jon Tyson on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, The Burden Is Light: Liberating Your Life from the Tyranny of Performance and Success. In Jesus' kingdom, the winners are losers, and he gives his name to those striving to make a name for themselves. Jon Tyson is a church planter in New York City. He's a popular speaker on the intersection of faith and culture, and has appeared at the Q Conference, Catalyst, and more.

Reconstructing the Gospel - Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Mar 26, 2018 00:00:00

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Has your Christianity been compromised by racism, systematic abuse of power, or even white supremacy? If you’re offended by the mere question, you probably don’t want to listen to this episode of SBE. Then again, maybe you like having your blind spots questioned. If so, join Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his book Reconstructing the Gospel: Finding Freedom from Slaveholder Religion. If you’re concerned about the racial division in our country, finding the solution begins with honest dialogue about the problem. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (MDiv, Duke Divinity School) is a writer, speaker, and activist. He's an associate minister at the historically black St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, and  is the author of Strangers at My Door, The Awakening of Hope, and The New Monasticism. Jonathan is also a coeditor of Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.

Experiments in Honesty - Steve Daugherty

Mar 19, 2018 00:00:00

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Wherever you find truth, you find Jesus. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." Yup, when we hide and lie, Jesus leaves the building. Join Steve Daugherty on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, Experiments in Honesty: Meditations on Love, Fear and the Honest to God Naked Truth. Learn how God's love frees us from fear and anger, and supernaturally propels us into loving others. Steve Daugherty is a pastor, award-winning storyteller, podcast host, conference speaker, and poet. Connect with him online at SteveDaugherty.net.

Honoring Billy Graham - William Martin

Mar 12, 2018 00:00:00

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“Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now.” - Billy Graham From farm kid to tent revivals to America's pastor, Billy Graham remained a humble preacher of the gospel. Join Dr. William Martin on Steve Brown, Etc. for a look at the man behind the pulpit as told in A Prophet with Honor: The Billy Graham Story.  As a bonus, you'll also hear from Steve about how the Secret Service wouldn't let him into Billy Graham's memorial. It's classic Steve Brown. Mr. Graham personally requested that Dr. Martin document his life and gave him unprecedented access to do so. William Martin earned his PhD at Harvard and is an emeritus professor of religion and public policy at Rice University in Houston. 

Blessed Are the Misfits - Brant Hansen (Re-Air)

Mar 5, 2018 00:00:00

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If you feel completely at home in modern church culture, don't listen to this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. You won't understand. It's a black sheep thing. For the rest of us, join Brant Hansen on SBE talking about his new book, Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something. Jesus always welcomes and blesses outsiders, even if his flock forgets how. Brant Hansen is a popular nationally syndicated radio host with a face made for the big screen. But don't hate him because he's beautiful (and radio-famous), Brant still somehow manages to be a misfit. He also works with CURE International, a worldwide network of hospitals that brings life-changing medical care and the good news of God’s love to children with treatable conditions.

The Way Back - Phil Cooke

Feb 26, 2018 00:00:00

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Phil Cooke says "The Way" has lost its way, that Christians have lost credibility. Is it just a PR problem? Maybe Christianity is like a Ponzi scheme, everyone is selling the product, but nobody is using it. Join Phil on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his book, The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back. Do we try harder to be like the early Christians, or fall madly in love with their God because he loves us no matter what? Phil Cooke is a filmmaker, media consultant, and Hollywood producer who has a PhD in theology.

Grace Encounter 2018 - Steve Brown & Zach Van Dyke

Feb 20, 2018 00:00:00

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The 2018 Grace Encounter Conference is this week, February 22-24 in Winter Springs, Florida! We hope you'll be joining us for this celebration of the renewing and reconciling power of God's radical grace. Click here for information and registration. If you can't make it to the conference, don't miss this week's Steve Brown, Etc. You'll hear from Steve and Zach Van Dyke (two of this year's speakers) as they talk with Pastor Jerry Parries and Pastor Kevin Labby about this year's theme, we're different, but not divided.

Slavery in Sudan - Pastor Heidi McGinness

Feb 12, 2018 00:00:00

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Have you ever met someone who has a genuine infectious joy in the midst of the worst the world can dish out? Pastor Heidi McGinness is one of those people. In the darkness of jihad, war, and slavery, she's shining a light that is so arresting it's almost unbelievable.  Join Heidi on Steve Brown, Etc. You'll hear about the heartbreak and hope of a modern-day abolitionist whose work has freed over 21,000 men, women, and children. Pastor Heidi McGinness is a human rights activist and the Director of Outreach for Christian Solidarity International. Learn more about her work and get involved at CSI-USA.org.

Grace Encounter 2018 - Bishop Clarence McClendon & Alex Early

Feb 6, 2018 00:00:00

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When you get grace, you give grace. That’s what the Grace Encounter Conference is all about: a diverse group of really messed up people getting together to experience the unconditional love of God…and loving one another as a result. Join Bishop Clarence McClendon and Alex Early on Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk with Steve, Pastor Jerry Parries, and Pastor Kevin Labby about grace, race, and reconciliation. Then join them, Elyse Fitzpatrick and Bishop Herb Andrew, along with our very own Zach Van Dyke and Steve Brown, for Grace Encounter 2018, February 22-24 at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, Florida. You'll experience the hopeful truth that we're different, not divided. Visit GraceEncounterConference.com for more information and registration.

Your God Is Too Glorious - Chad Bird

Jan 30, 2018 00:00:00

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Are you searching for God? Have you looked in the mundane, the simple, and the foolish? Join Chad Bird on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, Your God Is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places. You'll be surprised how God's radical grace shows up in the radically ordinary. Chad Bird is a truck driver, speaker, scholar, and writer who delivers biblical truth to broken people like himself. Connect with Chad at ChadBird.com. Also, don't miss Chad on SBE talking about Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul.

Grace Encounter 2018 - Elyse Fitzpatrick & Bishop Herb Andrew

Jan 22, 2018 00:00:00

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Steve Brown often says, “You can’t love until you’ve been loved, and then you can only love to the degree to which you have been loved.” And let's face it, what the world needs now is a whole lotta love. Join Elyse Fitzpatrick and Bishop Herb Andrew on Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk with Steve, Pastor Jerry Parries, and Pastor Kevin Labby about grace, race, and reconciliation. Then join them, Bishop Clarence McClendon and Alex Early, along with our very own Zach Van Dyke and Steve Brown, for Grace Encounter 2018, February 22-24 at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, Florida. You'll experience the hopeful truth that we're different, not divided. Visit GraceEncounterConference.com for more information and registration.

Big Imagination, Big Truth - Andrew Petiprin

Jan 15, 2018 00:00:00

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From Santa Claus to The Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter, fairy tales make a big space for a big God in our heads and hearts. What, you don't believe in magic? Join Key Life author Andrew Petiprin on Steve Brown, Etc. this week as we discuss his article, "Big Imagination, Big Truth." You'll see why magical stories help us believe the greatest story ever told. After that, Andrew sticks around as we talk to our anti-social social media guy, Chad West, about his piece, "Protecting People from Themselves." Forgiving people doesn't mean sweeping the results of their sin under the rug. Andrew Petiprin is Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Tennessee and the author of an upcoming Key Life book on apologetics. You're familiar with co-host of SBE, Chad West. He also has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling and is the author of another upcoming Key Life book, The Lies We Live.

All Things New - John Eldredge (Re-Air)

Jan 8, 2018 00:00:00

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If you’re a Christian, Heaven is not your eternal home. Jesus spoke of “the renewal of all things.” The Bible says believers are destined for the New Earth, and that should fill you with hope! Join New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love. If you’re bored by the prospect of an eternal worship service in the clouds, get ready to find hope anchored in God’s promise that the world (including you) will be made new. John Eldredge is a counselor, teacher, and president of Ransomed Heart. He’s also the author of Wild at Heart, Beauitiful Outlaw, and many more. 

Not Floating Alone - Levi the Poet (Re-Air)

Jan 1, 2018 00:00:00

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Words are powerful. They can hurt and heal. And some of the most healing words are those that artfully express the deepest hurts. We feel the pain of another, know that we are not alone, and find comfort in that communion. Join Levi Macallister on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about faith, mental illness, and putting it all into poetry. Levi Macallister is the performance artist and storyteller Levi the Poet. Visit levithepoet.net for tour information, videos, albums, posts, and all things Levi. Also, here's the video for the piece played on the show titled "Resentment".

A Very SBE Christmas - Kendra Fletcher & Matt Johnson

Dec 25, 2017 00:00:00

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Merry Christmas! For some on Steve Brown, Etc., that's a tall order. Steve's an old scrooge and Erik is a total pain this time of the year. This is the yearly attempt to get them filled with the Christmas spirit. Join Key Life authors Kendra Fletcher and Matt Johnson as they stop by to share their favorite holiday memories and the grace that gets them through. They may just be the new ingredients that make the SBE fruitcake palatable...or just a couple of nuts. Listen to find out. Kendra Fletcher is the author of Lost and Found: Losing Religion Finding Grace, and Matt Johnson is the author of Getting Jesus Wrong: Giving Up Spiritual Vitamins and Checklist Christianity. If you didn't get a copy of each for Christmas, click those links posthaste.

Hard Beginning, Happy Ending - Marabel Morgan

Dec 18, 2017 00:00:00

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Post tenebras lux is a Latin phrase that means, "After darkness, light." That sounds nice and hopeful, unless the sun has long since set and you've been slogging through thick night for God knows how long, then it's just an annoying platitude in a dead language. Still, after hearing Marabel Morgan's story, you might just believe it's true. Join Marabel Morgan on Steve Brown, Etc. as she talks about her memoir, Hard Beginning, Happy Ending. From growing up being emotionally abused by a "deeply troubled" mother who wouldn't get out of bed for six years to a wildly successful book and the cover of TIME Magazine, Marabel's life proves that faith (and therapy) can lift us from trauma to triumph. Marabel Morgan is the author of the #1 best-selling Total Woman and was named one of the ten most influential women in America. She's also a gifted artist. Visit MarabelMorgan.Shutterfly.com to see her work.

Undone Redone - Tray & Melody Lovvorn (Re-Air)

Dec 11, 2017 00:00:00

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After six years of being apart, Tray and Melody Lovvorn's divorce just didn't work out. It wasn't buckling down and working real hard to follow Jesus' 10 principles for a healthy marriage that fixed things. It was God's radical grace! Join Tray and Melody from UndoneRedone.com as they tell their story of sexual addiction, betrayal, and flying off the whirring performance treadmill only to crash right into God's unconditional love. Through Undone Redone, their ministry and weekly podcast, the Lovvorns provide life and marriage coaching, intensives, parenting solutions, and help churches create Christ-centered recovery groups. They have a passion to help men and women experience God’s grace in brokenness and to learn to connect deeply with others in authentic community.

All Things New - John Eldredge (Re-Air)

Dec 4, 2017 00:00:00

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If you’re a Christian, Heaven is not your eternal home. Jesus spoke of “the renewal of all things.” The Bible says believers are destined for the New Earth, and that should fill you with hope! Join New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love. If you’re bored by the prospect of an eternal worship service in the clouds, get ready to find hope anchored in God’s promise that the world (including you) will be made new. John Eldredge is a counselor, teacher, and president of Ransomed Heart. He’s also the author of Wild at Heart, Beauitiful Outlaw, and many more. 

Blessed Are the Misfits - Brant Hansen

Nov 27, 2017 00:00:00

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If you feel completely at home in modern church culture, don't listen to this episode of Steve Brown, Etc. You won't understand. It's a black sheep thing. For the rest of us, join Brant Hansen on SBE talking about his new book, Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something. Jesus always welcomes and blesses outsiders, even if his flock forgets how. Brant Hansen is a popular nationally syndicated radio host with a face made for the big screen. But don't hate him because he's beautiful (and radio-famous), Brant still somehow manages to be a misfit. He also works with CURE International, a worldwide network of hospitals that brings life-changing medical care and the good news of God’s love to children with treatable conditions.

Bearded Gospel Men - Jared Brock

Nov 20, 2017 00:00:00

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Is there a connection between hairiness and holiness? There are, of course, all the bearded believers in the Bible, and church history is filled with faithful, furry fellows. Well, it's No-Shave November, so let's talk about it. Join Jared Brock on Steve Brown, Etc. as we discuss his new book, Bearded Gospel Men: The Epic Quest for Manliness and Godliness. You'll hear stories about old dudes blessed with great faith and "male pattern magnificence." It may be the inspiration you need to finally stop being such a mediocre Christian...or just grow a beard and at least look the part ; ) Jared Brock is co-founder of Hope for the Sold, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating exploitation, and author of A Year of Living Prayerfully. He's also one of the guys at BeardedGospelMen.com.

Night Driving - Chad Bird

Nov 13, 2017 00:00:00

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Chad Bird blew up his life. His infidelity not only left his marriage in ruins, it also destroyed his career as a pastor and seminary professor. Chad left to struggle with his demons in the cab of his truck as he drove nights through the oil fields of Texas. Like they say, if you're going through hell, keep going. Join Chad Bird on Steve Brown, Etc. as he tells his story and talks about his new book, Night Driving: Notes from a Prodigal Soul. You'll hear about the healing work that God's grace does in the darkness, and how to keep on truckin' into the light. Chad Bird is a truck driver, speaker, scholar, and writer who delivers biblical truth to broken people like himself. Connect with Chad at ChadBird.com.

Love That Lasts - Jeff Bethke

Nov 6, 2017 00:00:00

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In a time of ubiquitous porn, "harmless" hookups, and naive expectations that our marriages will complete us, is it any wonder that our families are falling apart? Can God's radical grace really heal our radically broken relationships? And what does love have to do with it? Join Jeff Bethke on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of the new book he wrote with his wife Allysa, ​Love That Lasts: How We Discovered God's Better Way for Love, Dating, Marriage, and Sex. "Prodigal partners" and uptight "true love waiters," there is a third way. Jeff Bethke is the New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think. He and his wife Alyssa make YouTube videos watched by hundreds of thousands of viewers each month and host a podcast about relationships and faith that can be found on iTunes. Visit JeffAndAlyssa.com for all things Jeff and Alyssa.

Martin Luther - Eric Metaxas

Oct 31, 2017 00:00:00

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500 years ago, on October 31st, a young monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Wittenberg church door and changed the world. If someone played their cards right, they could parlay that fact into impressive book sales. But it would have to be someone famous for writing biographies of notable Christians, preferably someone with a large platform. Hmm, who could pull that off?  This week, join Eric Metaxas on Steve Brown, Etc. as we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by helping him push his new book, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World. Seriously, you'll have a lot of fun, learn things about Luther nobody else ever told you, and hopefully shell out $27. Eric Metaxas is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. He's also the host of the nationally syndicated daily radio program, The Eric Metaxas Show. (Wouldn't it be kinda weird if he wasn't?)

Intro to Karl Barth - Mark Galli

Oct 23, 2017 00:00:00

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Hello, class. Welcome to Barth 101. Let’s go on a whirlwind tour of the life and writings of one of the most prolific and influential theologians of the twentieth century! Join Mark Galli on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, Karl Barth: An Introductory Biography for Evangelicals.  Adultery, the doctrine of election, and even a theological smack down on Hitler, this episode has it all. Mark Galli is editor in chief at Christianity Today and the author of a bunch of books, including Jesus Mean and Wild: The Unexpected Love of an Untamable God; Beyond Bells and Smells: The Wonder and Power of Christian Liturgy; and Beautiful Orthodoxy: The Goodness, Truth, and Beauty of Life in Christ.

Why I Left, Why I Stayed - Tony & Bart Campolo (Re-Air)

Oct 16, 2017 00:00:00

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When a child who was raised in a Christian home leaves the faith, parents are heartbroken and often confused about how to handle the new family dynamic. Things get even more difficult when one of the parents is a famous evangelical pastor and the child who left spent his life in Christian ministry. Join Tony and Bart Campolo on Steve Brown, Etc. as they discuss their new book, Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son. Listen as Tony and Bart model how to graciously navigate an increasingly common spiritual dilemma that can tear families apart. Tony Campolo is professor emeritus at Eastern University, the bestselling author of over 30 books, and the co-founder of RedLetterChristians.org. Bart Campolo is the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Southern California and host of the popular Humanize Me podcast.

The Imperfect Disciple - Jared Wilson (Re-Air)

Oct 9, 2017 00:00:00

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Does the word "discipleship" make you cringe? Have you given up on trying to fit into the Christian subculture mold? Maybe there's some stuff in your life you've tried to quit over and over again, but you just can't. Well have we got a show for you. Join Jared Wilson on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together. You really can trust the gospel to keep you truckin' through the mess of real life. Jared Wilson is the director of content strategy for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and managing editor of For the Church, Midwestern's site for gospel-centered resources. He's also the author of a bunch of books and a popular speaker. Check out Jared's Gospel Coalition blog, The Gospel-Driven Church.

All Things New - John Eldredge

Oct 2, 2017 00:00:00

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If you’re a Christian, Heaven is not your eternal home. Jesus spoke of “the renewal of all things.” The Bible says believers are destined for the New Earth, and that should fill you with hope! Join New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love. If you’re bored by the prospect of an eternal worship service in the clouds, get ready to find hope anchored in God’s promise that the world (including you) will be made new. John Eldredge is a counselor, teacher, and president of Ransomed Heart. He’s also the author of Wild at Heart, Beauitiful Outlaw, and many more. 

The New Believer’s Guide - Alex Early (Re-Air)

Sep 25, 2017 00:00:00

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If you could go back in time to when you first became a Christian and impart some wisdom to yourself, what would it be? Maybe you'd advise against wearing that "turn or burn" T-shirt with the Energizer Bunny on it. You could comfort your zealous young self who just threw away his entire collection of secular CDs with the knowledge that one day God would send Spotify to make things right. Just think of all the pain that could be avoided. Join Alex Early on Steve Brown, Etc., because until we invent time travel, the next best thing is his book, The New Believer's Guide to the Christian Life: What Will Change, What Won't, and Why It Matters. The Christianese Glossary alone is worth the price of admission. Alex Early serves Redemption Church in Seattle and is the author of The Reckless Love of God. He's also a sought-after speaker. Don't miss your chance to join Alex and Steve Brown at the Grace Encounter Conference in Florida, February 22-24. Visit GraceEncounterConference.com for information and registration.

Life on the Spectrum - Dr. Hugh Ross

Sep 18, 2017 00:00:00

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Dr. Hugh Ross is an astrophysicist, best-selling author, and a popular speaker on the compatibility of science and Christianity. He's also on the autism spectrum. Join Dr. Ross on Steve Brown, Etc. as he tells his story of growing up with undiagnosed autism, his struggle to overcome limitations, and how God guided his path to make him the man he is today. Dr. Hugh Ross is the founder and president of Reasons to Believe, an organization dedicated to building faith in the God revealed in nature and Scripture. Visit Reasons.org to check out what they do. Also, don't miss Dr. Ross on SBE talking about his book, Beyond the Cosmos: The Transdimensionality of God.

The Heart of Man - Tray & Melody Lovvorn

Sep 11, 2017 00:00:00

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This Thursday, September 14th, The Heart of Man premiers in select theaters across the country. Have you heard about it? If not, don't miss out. Radical grace is coming to the big screen! Join Tray and Melody Lovvorn from Undone Redone on Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk about The Heart of Man, their involvement in the movie, and how our brokeness isn't a barrier to God, it's a bridge. Visit heartofmanmovie.com to check out the movie trailer and find theaters near you. Also, don't miss Tray and Melody's previous appearance on SBE telling the story of encountering God's grace and how their divorce just didn't work out.

Here We Still Stand - Daniel Price & Scott Keith (Re-Air)

Sep 4, 2017 00:00:00

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2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg and Protestants proclaimed that sinners are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. That's worth celebrating! Listen to Daniel Price and Scott Keith on Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk about why the Reformation is as relevant as ever. Then make plans to join Steve, Daniel, and Scott for the Here We Still Stand conference, October 19-21 in San Diego. Daniel Price is a pastor in Arkansas and Director of the Law and Gospel collective, ChristHoldFast.org. Scott Keith is the Executive Director of 1517 The Legacy Project and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Concordia University, Irvine.

Women and Lust - Sarah Taras

Aug 28, 2017 00:00:00

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Women who struggle with lust often think they are alone. Most of the time when they hear others talk about problems with sexual addiction, they're referencing men. But women also struggle with these issues, and they need encouragement to bring their struggle into the open where they can experience the forgiveness and freedom Jesus offers. Join Sarah Taras on Steve Brown, Etc. for a conversation about her new Key Life minibook, Women and Lust: Exposed, Forgiven and Embraced. You'll hear how God's unconditional love freed her to get honest about her problem with lust, and help other women who share the same struggle. Sarah is the co-host of the podcasts Fundyland Sees Red and Ezer Uncaged. She also writes for Key Life. Click here to visit Sarah's author page. 

God and the Transgender Debate - Andrew Walker

Aug 21, 2017 00:00:00

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Transgender people are just that, human beings. They are not simply an issue to be debated, but people who are loved by God. Join Andrew Walker on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, God and the Transgender Debate: What Does the Bible Actually Say About Gender Identity. The gospel really is good news for everybody. Andrew Walker is Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Second Forgetting - Dr. Benjamin Mast

Aug 14, 2017 00:00:00

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Can the peace that passes all understanding reach into the fear and confusion of someone whose memories are fading into the darkness of Alzheimer's disease? If you're a Christian caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, or if you've been diagnosed yourself, God's faithfulness offers hope. Join Dr. Benjamin Mast on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his encouraging book, Second Forgetting: Remembering the Power of the Gospel during Alzheimer’s Disease. During the worst days of our lives, the message of grace comforts us with the fact that we don't hold onto God, he holds onto us. Dr. Mast is a Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville. He's a board certified geropsychologist, and licensed clinical psychologist specializing in aging, Alzheimer's disease, and dementia related issues. Visit him online at BenjaminMast.com.