Steve Brown

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

Life Without the Kicker

Wednesday May 25, 2016

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Some seriously misguided Christians once called a Jewish friend of mine a “Christ killer.” When I told him how very sorry I was for what they had said and how he had been hurt, he didn’t say anything for a minute. He was waiting for me to continue. Then my friend said something that really surprised me, “Steve, I want to thank you for what you said; but more than that, I want to thank you that there was no kicker.”

Steve’s Devotional - Never Work for God

Monday May 23, 2016

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My friend Bruce once said that we should never “work for God.” That sounds like heresy until you hear his explanation: “Stay his child. Working for God always has and always will stink. Being God’s son or daughter and enjoying the privileges of adoption is a blessing of unimagined proportions. Satan’s goal in your life is to have you get from son/heir to day laborer. Don’t make the trade.”

The Devil’s Trinity

Wednesday May 18, 2016

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What is very bad can be the key to what is very good when it comes to the Devil’s Trinity of shame, guilt, and fear. Fear shows our helplessness, shame defines our problem, and guilt drives us to God. The Devil’s most effective tools become, as it were, the keys to health and wholeness. Masks are made from the material of shame, guilt, and fear, but it is also the manure in which God grows flowers.

The Secret to Evangelism (It’s Not What You Think)

Wednesday May 11, 2016

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I’m not an evangelist. When friends wept over the lost, I didn’t weep because, frankly, I didn’t care. The whole world could go to hell and it wouldn’t bother me because I didn’t even know their names. Really, how can we weep over someone we’ve never met?

Steve’s Devotional - Our Scars & His

Monday May 9, 2016

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I’m a loner. I’ve often said that I could be a Trappist monk if they would let me bring my wife. In recent years, I’ve realized that that proclivity is simply a way to avoid pain. If I don’t let anybody close, they can’t reject me, and I can’t get hurt.

Jesus Doesn’t Trust Us

Monday May 2, 2016

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Jesus still gives himself to people. Jesus still redeems, loves, forgives, and teaches them…but only on his terms. He just doesn’t trust himself to them. Why do you think that is so?