December 1, 2020

IM Interview with Steve Brown

I had a wonderful opportunity to talk with Steve Brown yesterday, to thank him for his wonderful new book, Three Free Sins: God’s Not Mad at You. Thanks to Steve’s co-worker, Erik Guzman, our conversation was recorded so that it would be available to you, our Internet Monk audience.

For those of you unfamiliar with Steve (“the old white guy”), check out his websites — Steve Brown, Etc. and Key Life Network. The “about” page at SBE says, “Love him or hate him, Steve Brown always draws a crowd. Over the past 22 years, as founder and president of Key Life Network, Steve’s unique blend of orthodoxy and controversy, humor and profundity, and a refusal to play religious games, has attracted some interesting folks. Steve Brown Etc. is a place where you can hang out with Steve “and the rest” and experience radical freedom, infectious joy and maybe even a bit of surprising faithfulness.”

One of the easiest ways to get to know Steve, as well as a host of wonderful guests, is through his podcasts, which are available through the website and iTunes.

Here’s Chaplain Mike’s conversation with Steve Brown



  1. Isaac (except when I'm Obed) says

    Love it! Thanks for posting this, Chap Mike! I tell ya, Steve Brown’s ministry has been a major blessing in my life for years and years now.

  2. Thanks for doing this — it’s always good to hear Steve Brown. We’re having him on the air tomorrow at our station to talk about this: it should be very interesting!

  3. That was a fun interview! (And thanks for quoting me, CM. Made me feel like I was contributing.)

  4. “I think it has to do with Tradition and manipulation and power. The church is like any institution and we gotta protect our turf, and the more we got to do that, the harder we get. Then we have to fake it, defend it, and put walls around it. I think all of those things are a sign of the fall.”

    what an awsome statement.
    how many things in church are never addressed because, ” we have to fake it, defend it, and put walls around it”?
    There are so many ministers who think, “well we can’t change our tune now because we’ll lose our credibility and cause people to stumble in their faith”. As if all the people who leave the church only to find out that (insert X) is total nonesense doesn’t make them lose all credibility.
    Are we to believe that honesty is an actual threat to the church?? Yet, I see very few, who are established, who recognize the folly of this thinking.

  5. Going to go see Steve talk tonight at Northland church in Longwood, FL, about his new book. Really looking forward to it.

  6. Hmm… The link doesn’t show up on the iPad.

  7. That’s a spring day!