Surprising Faithfulness

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 22, 2019

There isn’t a Christian alive who hasn’t known that frustration—and I have felt it more than most. I believe that sanctification is not as intentional as we think. “The cross before me, the world behind me, no turning back, no turning back” has never made me much better. It revealed my...

6 Proofs of Christ’s Resurrection

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 17, 2019

If Christ’s resurrection is not an absolute, space-time fact, if Christ is still dead in a grave somewhere, then the whole Christian faith is nonsense. If Jesus got up out of the grave (and he did), it means that everything he said is true, the teaching he gave is practical, and the life he lived...

Jesus Shows…and He’s Brought Gifts

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 15, 2019

Do you know one of the great dangers of our faith? It is the danger of reducing our faith to words, propositions, doctrines and concepts to which we give intellectual assent. It’s the “stuff” we believe and we think that’s enough. James said, “Big deal!” Well, he didn’t say that...

Love and Convictions

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 10, 2019

The short answer is that Jesus makes everything else look small by comparison and if we can get that right, we can probably love one another and make room for our convictions. John Wesley said, “If your heart be as my heart, give me your hand.” This struggle is only increasing. It’s true for...

We are Exactly Like the People at the Cross

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 8, 2019

...and the most significant event of monumental importance was the death of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, hanging spread-eagle on crossbeams on the town garbage heap. The people who surrounded the cross that day on Golgotha, the hill shaped like a skull, are just like us. They are us. I’m in the...

Jesus is Still Around

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday April 3, 2019

As I write this, I’m about an hour away from recording Steve Brown Etc., our talk show. We’re interviewing Tom Krattenmaker about his new book, Confessions of a Secular Jesus Follower: Finding Answers in Jesus for Those Who Don’t Believe. I have no idea what he is going to say and my opinion...

Steve’s Devotional - Why Do I Still Feel Guilty?

By: Steve Brown on Monday April 1, 2019

Most of us have a superficial view of forgiveness. Forgiveness is a simple thing, right? Wrong. Forgiveness is very difficult because whenever anyone is forgiven, someone gets hurt. Think about it. If I punch you in the nose, you can choose to forgive me or not. If you choose not to forgive me, you...

Repentance Is…

By: Steve Brown on Wednesday March 27, 2019

The source of spiritual power is repentance (the very opposite of self-righteousness). Wait, wait. Repentance isn’t what you think it is. It’s so very different from what most people think that I tried to find another word for it. When the word repentance comes up, most of us think of a weird...