Category Archives for "Ask Steve Austin"

Dec 14

4 Ways to Keep Chasing Grace in an Ungracious World

By Natalie Brenner | Ask Steve Austin , faith , Messy Grace

I replayed the conversation in my head, over and over again, wishing I could go back to change my words and attitude. My stomach twists and twirls like a tornado is whipping around inside, my head cycling the lies I’m tempted to believe about my whole self: I am ignorant, I am arrogant, I am […]

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Dec 13

This Undeserved Life with Natalie Brenner

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , faith , Messy Grace , Recovery , Religious Recovery

Last Thursday on the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, I had the honor of talking with my friend (and best-selling author), Natalie Brenner about her fantastic new book, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering the Gifts of Grief and the Fullness of Life. Natalie has served alongside her husband in ministry, been wounded by the church, had a miscarriage, and […]

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Nov 30

Following Jesus Out of the Evangelical Church

By Steve Austin | #ConfessYourChurchMess , Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , Current Events , faith , lgbtq , Messy Grace , Millennials , Recovery , Religious Recovery , The Struggle With Church

In Episode 41 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin talks with David P. Gushee, author of the brand-new book, Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism. Tony Campolo says, “Still Christian takes us on the journey of a Christian leader who endeavors to maintain his integrity while navigating his way from a rigid fundamentalism with its right-wing […]

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Nov 27

Do you feel hopeless? Listen to this.

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin , Best of Messy Grace , faith , Mental Health , Messy Grace , Recovery , Recovery from a Suicid...

In Episode 40 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, Steve Austin shares some encouragement from his own life for folks who feel hopeless. If you’re ready to give up, tired of running, or feel like you’re drowning, please listen to this very personal bonus episode. Want more? Advice for When You Are Drowning From Pastor to a […]

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Nov 13

3 Simple Ways to Start a Sabbath Practice

By Dana Trent | Ask Steve Austin , faith , Mental Health , This is My Story (series)

I am a fledgling sabbath-keeper. Though I’ve written a book about it, embraced my 52 chances per year to practice it, and have even preached it, I am a less-than-perfect sabbatarian. And that’s OK. But Americans think we have to be the best at everything. As my friend Rev. Elizabeth Hagan writes, “I’m a better […]

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