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Dec 11 2010

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  • 23 May 2015: The Challenge of Jesus – N.T. Wright – Studying the historicity of Jesus doesn’t have to end in a crisis of faith in the reliability of the Gospels. However, a serious study of history will reveal a portrait of Jesus that is not only different from what the skeptics have imagined, but also very different from what many Christians have imagined as well.  Fortunately, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars is on Steve Brown, Etc. to set the record straight. Join Dr. N.T. Wright for a discussion of his book, The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is. Who do you say Jesus is? Are you sure you’re right? N.T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. He taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill and Oxford Universities. Dr. Wright currently serves as Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
  • 18 May 2015: The Politically Incorrect Jesus – Joe Battaglia – Righteousness without tears is arrogance, and the world has seen too much righteousness from Christians with too few tears. Love leaves the building when the thought police try to impose their collective will on us, but Jesus came to redeem culture, not to condemn it. Join Joe Battaglia on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, The Politically Incorrect Jesus: Living Boldly in a Culture of UnBelief. Political correctness is a religion of condemnation. That’s true whether it comes from believers or non-believers and regardless of political affiliation. Jesus shows us the way beyond the politics and polemics on both sides of the aisle. Joe Battaglia has been behind the marketing efforts of movies like The Passion, Polar Express, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, God’s Not Dead and many more. He is the founder and president of Renaissance Communications, a company specializing in media consulting, creative promotions, and the production and syndication of radio programming (including Steve Brown, Etc.).
  • 11 May 2015: Reaching for Life – Victoria Teague – Victoria Teague spent a decade on coke and stripping in Atlanta, then Jesus walked into a club and rescued her. After that, Victoria spent another decade in church keeping her past a secret. Then Jesus showed up again, but this time he wanted to take Victoria back to the strip clubs to rescue others. Join Victoria on SBE as she tells her amazing story and talks about her book, Reaching for Life. You’ll be surprised by how much time Jesus spends in strip clubs. Victoria is a speaker, educator, mentor and founder of Victoria’s Friends, a volunteer-led organization that has helped hundreds of ladies find a new life outside the strip clubs.
  • 4 May 2015: Facing the Music – Jennifer Knapp (Re-Air) – In 2002, Jennifer Knapp was at the height of her career as a contemporary Christian artist. As a Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter who had sold a million albums, Jennifer seemed to have it all. Then she disappeared and left it all behind. Jennifer returned to professional music in 2010 and publicly confirmed that she is gay. Join Jennifer on Steve Brown, Etc. as she tells her story and talks about her new book, Facing the Music. Get the latest from Jennifer at and check out her new album, Set Me Free. Program Note: We got a lot of complaints when this show first aired. Click here for Steve’s response.
  • 27 April 2015: Jesus Outside the Lines – Scott Sauls – Are you sick of all the polarized bickering in our culture? It’s obviously getting us nowhere, but as soon as our issue is up for discussion, we dive right in. What to do? Scott Sauls is here to show us the way. Join Scott on Steve Brown, Etc. as he discusses his new book, Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides. While many want to use Jesus’ name as a club in the culture wars, his words and actions actually show us how to love our enemies. Scott Sauls is senior pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Visit him online at
  • 20 April 2015: Radical Grace & the Middle East – Matthew Creamer – Matthew Creamer is the son of missionaries to the Middle East. His story of being sexually abused by locals on the mission field, his subsequent alcohol abuse and four-year affair with the wife of a close friend is featured in Nate Larkin’s book, Samson and the Pirate Monks. Join Matt on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about life growing up in the Middle East, the destructive power of dark secrets and his freeing encounter with God’s radical grace. Matt Creamer is a self-described blond-haired, blue-eyed Palestinian, tobacco-chewing redneck.​ He’s also a contemporary Christian artist with three Arabic albums that were widely distributed in the Middle East. Get free downloads of songs from those albums at Also, click here for Matt’s worship music in English.
  • 13 April 2015: Searching for Sunday – Rachel Held Evans – The Church is a mess; that’s always been true. In fact, it’s a sign of God’s supernatural care for her that such a dysfunctional conglomeration of losers hasn’t completely killed one another off. Yeah, Jesus still loves his whoring Bride… and he’s not alone. Join Rachel Held Evans on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of her new book, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church. If something keeps drawing you back to the Church despite all her problems, this program is especially for you. Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author and popular blogger at
  • 6 April 2015: The Day I Met Jesus – Frank Viola & Mary DeMuth – It’s easy to forget that the women in the Gospels aren’t just characters in stories about Jesus. They’re real human beings with very real heartache. They also reveal how the very real God of grace seeks out the marginalized and offers healing. Join Frank Viola and Mary DeMuth on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of their new book, The Day I Met Jesus: The Revealing Diaries of Five Women from the Gospels. If you’re feeling powerless and desperate, this program will give you some hope. Frank Viola is a popular speaker, blogger and author of God’s Favorite Place on Earth and From Eternity to Here. Connect with him at Mary DeMuth is a former church planter. She’s also an author, speaker and longtime blogger at
  • 30 March 2015: U-Turn – George Barna & David Barton – Is America headed for its own version of the dark ages? George Barna and David Barton think so. If they’re right, is there anything we can do about it? Join George Barna and David Barton on Steve Brown, Etc. as they discuss their book, U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots. George Barna is the founder of The Barna Group and the executive director of the American Culture and Faith Institute. David Barton is the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization.
  • 23 March 2015: Jesus, Continued… – J.D. Greear – Jesus told his disciples that it was better for him to leave and send them the Spirit instead. For many Christians, that’s hard to believe. Who wouldn’t prefer walking with God in the flesh? Still, Jesus said it, so what’s missing in our experience of the indwelling power of God? Join J.D. Greear on Steve Brown, Etc. for a fun and freeing discussion of his new book, Jesus, Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You is Better than Jesus Beside You. If you’re feeling distant from God and you long for a more intimate and dynamic walk with him, don’t miss this program. J.D. is the pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and the author of Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved.
  • 16 March 2015: Trapped in Hitler’s Hell – Anita Dittman – Anita Dittman grew up in Hitler’s Germany. She was raised by her Jewish mother and came to faith in Christ at the age of seven. After the war began, Anita was sent to a concentration camp and spent her teenage years fighting for survival. Join Anita on Steve Brown, Etc. as she tells her story as recounted in her book, Trapped in Hitler’s Hell: A Young Jewish Girl Discovers the Messiah’s Faithfulness in the Midst of the Holocaust. You’ll be moved to believe that we really can trust God in the midst of a horribly broken world. Click here for a trailer and information on the documentary, Trapped in Hitler’s Hell.
  • 9 March 2015: New Morning Mercies – Paul Tripp – In a world that is passing away, God’s mercies are new every morning. But let’s face it, it’s hard to live in the comfort of that truth…especially before a cup of coffee. We need some serious help to even remember the gospel, much less walk in the freedom it offers. Well, never fear, Paul Tripp is here! Join Paul on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional. It’s filled with daily doses of gospel goodness for grace junkies.* Paul Tripp is a popular pastor, conference speaker and counselor. He’s professor of pastoral life and care at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, and the director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care. Paul is also the author of What Did You Expect? and Sex & Money. Connect with Paul at *Coffee sold separately.  
  • 2 March 2015: Rejoicing in Lament – Todd Billings – Todd Billings is a Christian theologian who, at the age of 39, was diagnosed with incurable cancer. Tough questions followed: Why me? Why now? What about my wife and kids? Where is God in all of this?  Join Todd on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his book, Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ. It’s a rare invitation into one man’s personal darkness so we can see the light of the suffering savior. Todd is an award-winning author and professor at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. He has degrees in philosophy, literature and theology from Wheaton, Fuller and Harvard.  
  • 23 February 2015: Reflections on Fifty Shades – Sharon Hersh & Natalie Collins – With over 100 million copies of the books sold, and now the movie, Fifty Shades of Grey has obviously struck a nerve. Is it just an over-sexualized culture looking for a thrill, or is there something deeper going on?  Could there be a holy longing behind the popularity of Fifty Shades? Is Fifty Shades normalizing partner abuse behind the glitter of sex? Join Sharon Hersh and Natalie Collins on this special edition of Steve Brown, Etc. for some fresh perspectives. Sharon is a licensed professional counselor and popular speaker. She teaches graduate counseling courses on sex and sexuality, as well as addiction. Sharon has written several books, including the popular Bravehearts: Unlocking the Courage to Love with Abandon. Natalie Collins is an activist working to end violence against women and gender injustice. She’s the founder of the DAY Programme and Spark. Natalie is also behind the campaign, Fifty Shades is Domestic Abuse. Also, visit for resources on domestic violence.
  • 16 February 2015: It is Finished – Tullian Tchividjian – No matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, who you’ve slept with or what you’ve smoked, because of what Jesus has done, God’s not mad at you. That is such unbelievably good news that we need constant reminders it really is true. Join Tullian Tchividjian on Steve Brown, Etc. for a freeing discussion about radical grace and his new devotional, It Is Finished: 365 Days of Good News. Tullian is the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. He’s an author, popular speaker and the founder of Liberate.
  • 9 February 2015: Aloof – Tony Kriz – Have you ever felt like God went away on vacation just when you needed him most? You’re not alone. Join Tony Kriz on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his book, Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides. Listen as Tony and Steve address the universal cry of the human heart, “God, are you there?” Tony has a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership and Spiritual Formation. He’s a popular speaker and professor teaching around the country on topics of authentic faith, spiritual formation, cultural integration, cross-spiritual communication and sacred friendship. Connect with Tony at
  • 2 February 2015: Coffee, Questions & Hope – Max Lucado – If you could ask God any question, and you were guaranteed an answer right away, what would you ask? Join Max Lucado on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, a story about an unlikely place where people find answers to life’s biggest questions. Max Lucado is a best-selling inspirational writer (we’re talking 92 million books sold). He’s been featured on The TODAY Show, Good Morning America and even Steve Brown, Etc. Connect with Max at
  • 26 January 2015: Facing the Music – Jennifer Knapp – In 2002, Jennifer Knapp was at the height of her career as a contemporary Christian artist. As a Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter who had sold a million albums, Jennifer seemed to have it all. Then she disappeared and left it all behind. Jennifer returned to professional music in 2010 and publicly confirmed that she is gay. Join Jennifer on Steve Brown, Etc. as she tells her story and talks about her new book, Facing the Music. Get the latest from Jennifer at and check out her new album, Set Me Free.
  • 19 January 2015: Free to Be Me – Stasi Eldredge – Stasi Eldredge is no stranger to the struggles with self-worth and poor self-image that many teen girls face. She also knows the way forward. Join Stasi on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of her book, Free to Be Me: Becoming the Young Woman God Created You to Be. When God says you’re beautiful and worthy, trusting him can help you become what you already are. Along with her husband John Eldredge, Stasi is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling book Captivating. Check out John and Stasi’s ministry, Ransomed Heart, at
  • 12 January 2015: God Loves Sex – Dan Allender – The bedroom can be the most crowded room in the house. Past lovers, abusers and pornographic images crowd our minds and hearts, interrupting the intimacy we long for. Even so, God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our sex lives! Join Dan Allender on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation about Sexual Desire and Holiness. Our sexual struggles really can take us deeper into the life God wants for us. Dr. Dan Allender has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State and serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He is also the author of The Wounded Heart and The Healing Path. 
  • 5 January 2015: Chaos & Grace – Mark Galli – We love to imagine we can control our lives, especially at the beginning of the year. From our weight to the disciplines of our faith, we tell ourselves that we’re finally going to overcome. All the while, God is offering transformation if we’d just give up and give in. Join Mark Galli on Steve Brown, Etc. for a freeing discussion of his book Chaos and Grace: Discovering the Liberating Work of the Holy Spirit. Mark Galli is the managing editor of Christianity Today magazine and the author of numerous books.
  • 29 December 2014: The Unfinished Church – Rob Bentz – If you like hotdogs, the law or the church, then you shouldn’t watch any of them being made. God’s people are a mess, but he’s not through with them yet. Join Rob Bentz on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, The Unfinished Church: God’s Broken and Redeemed Work-in-Progress. You just might realize that an imperfect church is better than no church at all. Rob Bentz has served as a pastor at Woodmen Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs since he graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2006. Connect with Rob at
  • 22 December 2014: SBE Christmas Special – Here’s our recipe for Christmas cheer. Take an old Scrooge, a mental DJ, two young preachers and Miss Christmas Spirit. Add some microphones and mix them all together with no plan whatsoever. Voila! It’s the Steve Brown, Etc. Christmas special. What’s so special about all that? Listen and you may be surprised as Steve and the crew talk about the coming of Jesus; past, present and future. God loves to show up among the most unlikely people in the most humble of circumstances. From everyone here at Key Life Network and Steve Brown, Etc., Merry Christmas!
  • 15 December 2014: Not God’s Type – Holly Ordway – A virgin gives birth to the Son of God? A dead man gets up out of the grave and says we can too? Isn’t that just superstitious nonsense? Join Holly Ordway on Steve Brown, Etc. as she talks about her book, Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms. There really is a rational basis for the Christian faith and God is still changing lives with his radical grace! Holly holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her academic work focuses on imagination in apologetics, with special attention to the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams.
  • 8 December 2014: A Mess of Help – David Zahl – How is Guns N’ Roses’ best-selling debut album Appetite for Destruction like the law of God? If you have a mess of help to stand alone, are you really standing alone? And, seriously, what about Michael Jackson? Get answers to those questions and more from David Zahl on Steve Brown, Etc. as he riffs on his new book, A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock N’ Roll. Join us at the crossroads of music, memoir and theology for a rockin’ good time. David Zahl is the founder and editor-in-chief of Mockingbird. Go to   Click here to download a FREE chapter from A Mess of Help.
  • 1 December 2014: Disquiet Time – Cathleen Falsani & Jennifer Grant – The Bible can be a disturbing book. Most of us flip past the really troubling stuff while looking for the book of Jabez, but there is another way. Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant gathered a diverse group of contributors (including Steve Brown) to dive head-first into the strangest, most difficult and compelling sections of Scripture. The result is their new book, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels. Join Cathleen and Jennifer on Steve Brown, Etc. and your quiet time will never be the same again. Cathleen Falsani is an award-winning journalist and author who specializes in the intersection of faith and culture. Jennifer Grant is an author and regular contributor to Christianity Today’s her.meneutics blog. Connect with them at
  • 24 November 2014: Vanishing Grace – Philip Yancey – You’ve seen the research; people don’t like Christians. Study after study shows that we’re seen as judgmental, hypocritical and anti-homosexual. People are leaving our churches in droves and the money, the power and the political influence are following them out the door. Welcome to life after America’s culture wars. Maybe now Christians will have to do it Jesus’ way. Join Philip Yancey on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? Listen to hear how grace can transform Christianity and our post-Christian culture. Philip Yancey is a journalist, speaker and the author of What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Where is God When it Hurts?, The Jesus I Never Knew and more. His books have sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Connect with Phil at
  • 17 November 2014: Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions – Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson – So, your six-year-old son is watching the news with you and wonders, “Daddy, what does beheaded mean?” Or your seven-year-old daughter looks up to you and asks, “Mommy, what’s porn?” Kids ask the darndest things and too often we don’t know what (or how much) to say. Join Jessica Thompson and her mom, Elyse Fitzpatrick, on Steve Brown, Etc. as they talk about their new book, Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and Other Hard Topics. Find out how your child’s questions can lead to meaningful conversations about life, God and grace. Elyse and Jessica are nationally known conference speakers and the authors of Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus. 
  • 10 November 2014: Good News for Weary Women – Elyse Fitzpatrick – Women, you are not your to-do list. You are not your job or your family. You are not your artfully prepared, organic and locally-sourced meals. You are not your quiet time and you are not your yoga pants. So, who are you and where can that person find some rest? Elyse Fitzpatrick is here to help! Join Elyse on Steve Brown, Etc. for a radically freeing discussion of her new book, Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice. Elyse Fitzpatrick is a popular retreat and conference speaker and the author of over 20 books. She’s also the director of Women Helping Women Ministries. Connect with Elyse at Also, don’t miss your chance to join Elyse and Steve at Liberate 2015!
  • 3 November 2014: Hide or Seek – John Freeman – Pornography, lust, sexual addiction… how can God’s radical grace break the cycle of defeat and shame? Join John Freeman on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about his new book, Hide or Seek: When Men Get Real with God About Sex. God’s unconditional love really can draw you out of hiding and set you free! John Freeman is president of Harvest USA, an organization that brings the truth and mercy of Jesus to men, women and families affected by sexual struggles. Find out more at

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