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Dec 11 2010

Featured Podcast: Steve Brown Etc.

  • 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 JustinHolcomb.com 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 TonyKriz.com.
  • 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 MaxLucado.com.
  • 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 InsideOutFaith.org 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 RansomedHeart.com.
  • 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 RobBentz.com.
  • 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 mbird.com.   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 DisquietTime.com.
  • 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 PhilipYancey.com.
  • 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 ElyseFitzpatrick.com. 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 HarvestUSA.org.
  • 27 October 2014: Miracles – Eric Metaxas – Has God given up on the supernatural or is there proof miracles are still changing lives today? Join Eric Metaxas on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his new book, Miracles: What They Are, Why They Happen, and How They Can Change Your Life. Eric Metaxas is the New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Connect with Eric at EricMetaxas.com. 
  • 20 October 2014: Ordinary – Michael Horton – Are you missing out on the radical adventure Jesus promised? What if the definition of the victorious Christian life is just keeping your nose above water? Join Michael Horton on Steve Brown, Etc. for a freeing discussion of his new book, Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World. You just may find that God has called you to be exactly where you already are. Michael Horton is host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The White Horse Inn. He’s also the author of more than 20 books and a professor at Westminster Seminary California.
  • 13 October 2014: Grace in Practice – Paul Zahl – You’re loved, forgiven and free! Now what? Join Paul Zahl on Steve Brown, Etc. for a discussion of his book, Grace in Practice: A Theology of Everyday Life. Listen to hear how God’s radical grace changes everything from how we raise children to how we do church. Dr. Paul Zahl is a retired Episcopal priest, scholar and author. He studied at Chapel Hill, Harvard, Oxford and more. Dr. Zahl served as rector for a bunch of churches and as Dean of Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Pennsylvania.
  • 6 October 2014: Jesus on Trial – David Limbaugh – Are the gospels hard evidence of the life and work of Jesus? Is it possible to believe beyond the shadow of a doubt? Join David Limbaugh on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about his new book, Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel. David is an attorney and law professor who subjected the Christian faith to the same scrutiny he applies in court. Listen to hear this former skeptic’s reasons to believe. In addition to being a lawyer, David Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated columnist, political commentator, author of five New York Times best-sellers and the younger brother of Rush Limbaugh. Click here for Steve’s FREE booklet, Who is Jesus?
  • 29 September 2014: Renaissance – Dr. Os Guinness – When it gets really dark, a little light will do. Get a bunch of little lights together, and you can change the world… maybe. It’s happened before, anyway.  Join Dr. Os Guinness on Steve Brown, Etc. as he talks about his new book, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times. Do we dare to hope that better times are ahead? Dr. Guinness is a prominent social critic and the author or editor of more than 30 books, including A Free People’s Suicide, The Call and The Case for Civility. He’s the founder of the Trinity Forum and drafter of The Global Charter of Conscience and An Evangelical Manifesto.
  • 22 September 2014: Killing Lions – John & Sam Eldredge – “You are not alone. It’s not all up to you. You are going to find your way.”  Those are words we all need to hear, especially those of us who think we don’t need to hear them. This week on Steve Brown, Etc., join John Eldredge and his son, Sam, as they talk about their new book, Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face. Listen to hear wisdom from a series of conversations between a young man in his twenties and his best-selling-author-of-books-on-men dad. John Eldredge is a counselor and director of Ransomed Heart. His books include Wild at Heart, Epic and Beautiful Outlaw.  Along with his two brothers, Sam Eldredge publishes AndSonsMagazine.com for men.
  • 15 September 2014: The Gospel of Wisdom – Michael Card – Wisdom may not always come with age, but it rarely comes without it. Join Michael Card on Steve Brown, Etc. to find out what we can learn from Jesus’ longest-surviving apostle… no, not Steve Brown, the Apostle John! Michael Card has just released the fourth book in his Biblical Imagination Series, John: The Gospel of Wisdom. Listen to find out what Biblical Imagination is, why it’s so important and what it can reveal about the book of John. With 19 #1 singles and over 20 albums to his credit, Michael Card also has a master’s degree in biblical studies and is the award-winning author of A Sacred Sorrow, Scribbling in the Sand and A Violent Grace. Visit MichaelCard.com for more from the Biblical Imagination Series and Michael’s new companion album to John: The Gospel of Wisdom.
  • 8 September 2014: Relaxing with God – Andrew Farley – Despite what you may have heard at church this weekend, you don’t have to do more or be more to make God happy. Isn’t that a relief? Join Andrew Farley on Steve Brown, Etc. for a radically freeing discussion of his new book Relaxing with God: The Neglected Spiritual Discipline. Kick back with the God who’s already quite pleased (and doesn’t need your help), and you just might find yourself doing more and being more than you ever imagined. Then again, maybe not. Relax anyway. Andrew Farley is the lead pastor of Church Without Religion and the best-selling author of The Naked Gospel, God without Religion, Heaven is Now, and The Hurt and the Healer. Connect with Andrew at AndrewFarley.org.
  • 1 September 2014: The Wonder-Working God – Jared Wilson – Walking on water, multiplying the fish and loaves, people coming back from the dead; do you believe in miracles? Jared Wilson is on Steve Brown, Etc. this week to talk about his new book, The Wonder-Working God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Miracles. Join him for a behind-the-veil look at what Jesus was up to with all the neat stuff he did. Jared is the pastor of Middletown Springs Community Church in Vermont and he blogs at Gospel Driven Church. He’s also the author of The Pastor’s Justification, Your Jesus is Too Safe, Gospel Wakefulness, and Gospel Deeps. Don’t miss Jared on SBE talking about his book, The Storytelling God.
  • 25 August 2014: Navigating Genesis – Dr. Hugh Ross – Does the Bible teach scientific nonsense? Does it teach anything about science at all? Dr. Hugh Ross is an astrophysicist who works to harmonize the Bible with the facts of nature. He gets heat from uptight Christians and uptight scientists, so he must be doing something right. Join Dr. Ross on Steve Brown, Etc. for a lively discussion about his new book, Navigating Genesis: A Scientist’s Journey through Genesis 1-11. Dr. Hugh Ross has a degree in physics from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in astronomy from the University of Toronto. He’s the founder of Reasons to Believe and the author of a number of books including The Fingerprint of God, The Creator and the Cosmos, Beyond the Cosmos and Why the Universe Is the Way It Is.
  • 18 August 2014: Charis – Dr. Preston Sprinkle – There’s so much death and destruction in the Old Testament followed by all the love and forgiveness in the New Testament, it’s easy to think that God might have a split personality. Dr. Preston Sprinkle is on Steve Brown, Etc. this week to explain, and discuss his new book, Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us. Listen to hear how God really has been all about grace from the get-go. Dr. Sprinkle is director of Eternity Bible College’s extension site in Boise, Idaho. He co-authored The New York Times bestselling Erasing Hell with Francis Chan and is the author of the recently published Fight: A Christian Case for Non-Violence.
  • 11 August 2014: Know the Heretics – Justin Holcomb – Stop by Steve Brown, Etc. this week and get to know the heretics. No, not Steve and the crew! Those other guys. What is heresy? What are Christianity’s bedrock beliefs? Where’s the line? What kind of wacky stuff do you need to believe before you’re no longer a Christian? Join Dr. Justin Holcomb as he breaks down dogma and discusses his books, Know the Heretics and Know the Creeds and Councils. Justin Holcomb is a regular on Steve Brown, Etc., an Episcopal priest and adjunct professor of theology, philosophy and Christian thought at both Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary.   For more from Justin Holcomb, read his post “Heresy and a Call for Humility.”
  • 4 August 2014: Fauxthenticity & True Identity – Jim Gilmore – Who are you, really? Are you what you eat? Are you what you experience? Are you the stuff you buy? Are you your church? Join Jim Gilmore on Steve Brown, Etc. as we talk with him about his article in The Mockingbird, “True Colors: Car Choices, Food Sources, and the Fauxthenticity of Our Times.” We’re all cobbling together our identities out of what we do, what we drive, where we live, what kind of church we attend (or don’t attend), what we purchase, who we associate with… it’s exhausting. Take a break from all that and listen to this episode of SBE for a glimpse of your true identity.* Jim Gilmore is a big-time business guy (Harvard Business Review, WSJ, etc.) who specializes in cultural interpretation. He’s the co-author of Experience Economy and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want. Jim is also a visiting lecturer at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the co-founder of Strategic Horizons. *Even if you don’t listen, share this program so the world knows you’re the kind of person who listens to Steve Brown, Etc.

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