Steve Brown is the founder of Key Life Network, which exists to communicate that the deepest message of the ministry of Jesus is the radical grace of God. Having spent 25 years as a pastor, Brown now devotes much of his time to the radio broadcasts Key Life and Steve Brown, Etc. which are currently heard on more than 600 outlets.
Brown has a B.A. in philosophy and religion from High Point College and an S.T.B. degree from Boston University School of Theology. He is a visiting professor of practical theology at Knox Theological Seminary and at Westminster Theological Seminary. Brown is also an in-demand speaker and the author of numerous books, including A Scandalous Freedom, How to Talk So People Will Listen and Approaching God. His articles have also appeared in many top Christian publications.
Additionally, Brown is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Religious Broadcasters and a current member of the Board of Harvest, USA.
With such varied experience, Brown refuses to be a “guru,” doesn’t want to be anyone’s mother and gives, in his teaching, the freedom to think. He lives in Florida with his wife, Anna. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Books by Steve Brown
Articles By Steve Brown
The Dark Night of the Soul
Wednesday August 24, 2016christian life • pain & suffering •
Are you wandering around a spiritual wilderness and dying of thirst? Does it feel like God has gone away on vacation to Bermuda? I’ve been there and still go there on occasions. For the record, if you find yourself going through a dark night, Christ can identify with your pain and suffering. He can identify with your dark night of the soul. There is hardly a single place in your life right now where Jesus doesn’t say—sometimes with tears—“Yes, child, I know.”
Steve’s Devotional - Dead, Dirty and Weak…That’s Us
Monday August 22, 2016steve's devotional •
There is great freedom in being a seed and watching the growth.
I Give You Permission
Wednesday August 17, 2016grace 101 •
A Christian philosophy of boldness should include the believer’s rights. In fact, it would be incomplete without a list of believer’s rights. I used to teach that a believer has no rights…I was wrong. Now a Christian may or may not choose to turn over his or her rights…but don’t tell me that a Christian has no rights. It simply isn’t true. So what are your rights as a believer?
Steve’s Devotional - The Problem with Religion
Monday August 15, 2016steve's devotional •
Do you sometimes grow tired of religious people? Do you ever want to just grunt, scream and spit? I know I do.
I Give Up
Wednesday August 10, 2016christian life •
I need to be very careful here. I have this tendency to get religious and to pretend that I’m better than I am. But with all of the humility I can muster, I really am better. I’m not sure where it came from, but I don’t write as many caustic letters as I used to write. I’m not nearly as angry as I once was. I think less lustful, prideful and bitter thoughts than I once did. Quite frankly, I pray better, live better, and serve more faithfully and joyfully than I ever did before.
Steve’s Devotional - Bad Folks Badly in Need of God’s Grace
Monday August 8, 2016steve's devotional •
Are you guilty? Do you struggle with sin? The truth is that we are all (without exception) sinners who don’t deserve or merit God’s grace. We are all bad folks badly in need of God’s grace. “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8). “In due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6).
Where God is Silent
Wednesday August 3, 2016steve's letters •
I’ve often said to God, “You won’t talk to me when I ask for your help! If you just told me what to do, I would do my best to do it, but you won’t tell me. You know me…I’ll make some horrendous mistake or commit some horrible sin. So when that happens, I refuse to feel guilty. It will be your fault because you won’t talk…so there!”
Steve’s Devotional – Hope for Prodigals
Monday August 1, 2016steve's devotional •
The message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is one of great joy and great freedom. If Jesus radically changed things (and he did), why is it so hard to see a change? We can be dying inside. We can feel so guilty. We can sin so badly that we feel dirty all the time. We can be holding on “by our fingernails.” We can be bleeding from the wounds of life and from the wounds of other people. Yet when someone asks how we’re doing, what do we say? “Fine.” The honest fact is that we’re not fine.