Outside the Camp - Garth Cross

Key Life
Monday April 10, 2017

church leadership pastors practical theology

There’s a special kind of suffering reserved for people who have screwed up bad enough to be rejected by communities who say they believe in forgiveness and restoration. It’s a pain that brings perspective, but only after lament. Join Garth Cross on SBE for a discussion of his book, ‘Outside the Camp: A Former Pastor Looks at the Church from a Distance.’

Politics in the Church - Controversy

Key Life
Thursday March 30, 2017

church leadership pastors pastors' chat

We’re living in toxic times, and pastors are often called by God to stand against the status quo. If God’s shepherds aren’t challenging their congregations, they’re no longer ministering to them… they’ve joined them. Join Steve, along with pastors Zach Van Dyke and Kevin Labby, as they talk about how pastors can prepare for, process, and protect themselves during the inevitable controversy that will come if they’re actually doing their job.

Politics in the Church - Paranoia

Key Life
Thursday December 15, 2016

church leadership pastors pastors' chat

Most pastors are relatively good people. They’re kind, compassionate, and gentle. The problem is, when you’re that way, you tend to think everybody else is that way, too. Without being a little paranoid, pastors can trust too much and end up blindsided by those who are out to get them. Join Steve, along with pastors Zach Van Dyke and Kevin Labby, as they discuss the healthy pastoral paranoia that’s crucial for survival in ministry.

The New Activist - Eddie Kaufholz

Key Life
Monday December 12, 2016


It’s never been easier to end up overwhelmed by all the injustice in the world. Just scrolling through the news feeds on our phones can leave us both stirred to action and simultaneously discouraged that our little bit will make any difference in the face of so much evil and suffering. Eddie Kaufholz is on SBE to show the way from observer to activist.

The History of Advent - Quick Explanation

Ryan Reeves
Thursday December 1, 2016


When in history did the celebration of Advent begin in Christian churches? Check out this short explanation from Dr. Ryan Reeves, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. You’ll hear how Advent arose around Christmas in the 4th century, and how Advent in history is different than Advent today.

Liturgy (In 90 Seconds)

Ryan Reeves
Tuesday November 15, 2016


Is every church a liturgical church? To answer that question, a definition of liturgy will help. Got 90 seconds? Check out this short video from Dr. Ryan Reeves, Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Grace Encounter Conference - Key Life Pastors’ Chat

Steve Brown
Thursday November 3, 2016

church mission pastors' chat

On March 15-17 God’s people (needy and sinful people all) will be coming together across racial, ethnic, and cultural boundaries to experience, demonstrate, and proclaim God’s grace. We will love one another, forgive one another, and encourage one another with the message of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness. The experience of the Grace Encounter Conference begins with this “Pastors’ Chat.” You don’t want to miss it.

Key Life Pastors’ Chat - Surviving Ministry

Key Life
Thursday October 20, 2016

church leadership pastors pastors' chat

In our series, Politics in the Church, we’ve seen that church is often not a safe place for pastors. Stepping into the role of church leader can be like stepping into a hurricane. One of the most dangerous things for a pastor is to be naive about that. Join Steve as he talks with Michael Osborne about his new book, ‘Surviving Ministry: How to Weather the Storms of Church Leadership.’