Dr. Michael Brown (www.askdrbrown.org) is a senior contributor to The Stream and the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is . Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.
He became a believer in Jesus 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation and cultural revolution. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary and Regent University School of Divinity, and he has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.
Dr. Brown is the author of more than 40 books, including Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People, which has been translated into more than twelve languages, the highly acclaimed five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, commentaries on Jeremiah (part of the revised edition of the Expositor’s Bible Commentary) and Job, and more than 10 books on revival and the Jesus revolution. His newest books are Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire: Engaging the God of the Old Testament (new edition, 2021), Has God Failed You: Finding Faith When You’re Not Even Sure God Is Real (2021), Christian Antisemitism: Confronting the Lies in Today’s Church (2021), and Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test (2020).
Dr. Brown is a national and international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, and he has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV and college campuses. He is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist. He and his wife Nancy, who is also a Jewish believer in Jesus, have been married since 1976. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.