Michael L. Brown

Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, Director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, the Line of Fire, as well as the host of the apologetics TV show, “Answering Your Toughest Questions,” which airs on the NRB TV network. He became a believer in Jesus in 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 35 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, a commentary on Jeremiah, and numerous books on revival and Jesus revolution. His newest books are Jezebel’s War With America: The Plot to Destroy Our Country and What We Can Do to Turn the Tide (2019) and Not Afraid of the Antichrist: Why We Don’t Believe In a Pre-Tribulation Rapture (2019).

Education

  • 1985 – New York University, Ph.D., Near Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • 1981 – New York University, M. A., Near Eastern Languages and Literatures
  • 1977 – Queens College, B. A., Hebrew Language

Academic Experience

2009 to present – Denver Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado, Adjunct Professor in Messianic Jewish Studies; Southern Evangelical Seminary, Matthews, North Carolina, Adjunct Professor of Bible; Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina, Adjunct Professor in Old Testament and Hebrew

2008 to present – The King’s Seminary, Van Nuys California, Adjunct Professor in Messianic Jewish Studies

2001 to present – FIRE School of Ministry, Concord, North Carolina (originally Pensacola, Florida), President and Professor of Practical Theology

1996 to 2000 – Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, Pensacola, Florida, President and Professor of Practical Theology

1998 – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Visiting Professor of Old Testament

1997 – Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission, Visiting Professor of Jewish Apologetics

1995 – Regent University School of Divinity, Adjunct Professor of Old Testament and Jewish Studies

1987– 1993 – Messiah Biblical Institute and Graduate School of Theology, Dean and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies (President in 1993)

1983– 1987 – Christ for the Nations Institute of Biblical Studies, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language

1983–1985 – Valley Forge Christian College, New York Extension School, Instructor of Old Testament and Hebrew

Books

2019 — Not Afraid of the Antichrist: Why We Don’t Believe In a Pre-Tribulation Rapture (Bloomington, MN: Chosen Books)

2019 — The Power of Music: God’s Call to Change the World One Song At a Time (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House)

2018 — Donald Trump Is Not My Savior: An Evangelical Leader Speaks His Mind About the Man He Supports As President (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

2018 — Playing with Holy Fire: A Wakeup Call to the Charismatic Pentecostal Church (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House)

2017 – Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson)

2017 – Breaking the Stronghold of Food: How We Conquered Food Addictions and Discovered a New Way of Living (Lake Mary, FL: Siloam Press)

2016 – The Grace Controversy: Answers to 12 Common Questions (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House)

2015 – Outlasting the Gay Revolution: Where Homosexual Activism is Really Going and How to Turn the Tide (Washington, DC: WND Books)

2015 – The Fire that Never Sleeps: Keys for Sustaining Personal Revival (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

2014 – Can You Be Gay and Christian? Responding with Love and Truth to Questions about Homosexuality (Lake Mary, FL: Frontline Books)

2014 – Hyper-Grace: Exposing the Dangers of the Modern Grace Movement (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House)

2013 – Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Lake Mary, FL: Excel Publishers)

2012 – In the Line of Fire: 70 Articles from the Front Lines of the Culture Wars (Concord, NC: EqualTime Books)

2012 – The Real Kosher Jesus: Revealing the Mysteries of the Hidden Messiah (Lake Mary, FL: Frontline)

2011 – A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (Concord, NC: EqualTime Books)

2010 – Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vol. 5: Traditional Jewish Objections (San Francisco: Pomegranate Publications)

2010 – “Jeremiah,” in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Revised Edition (Grand Rapids: Zondervan)

2007 – What Do Jewish People Think about Jesus? And Other Questions Christians Ask about Jewish Beliefs, Practices and History (Grand Rapids: Chosen)

2006 – Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vol. 4: New Testament Objections (Grand Rapids: Baker)

2003 – Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vol. 3: Messianic Prophecy Objections (Grand Rapids: Baker)

2002 – Revolution in the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change (Grand Rapids: Chosen)

2001 – The Revival Answer Book: Rightly Discerning the Contemporary Revival Movements (updated and revised version of Let No One Deceive You; Ventura, CA: Renew)

2000 – Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vol. 2: Theological Objections (Grand Rapids: Baker)

2000 – Revolution! The Call to Holy War (Ventura, CA: Renew)

2000 – Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vol. 1: General and Historical Objections (Grand Rapids: Baker)

1999 – Go and Sin No More: A Call to Holiness (Ventura, CA: Regal)

1997 – Let No One Deceive You: Confronting the Critics of Revival (Shippensburg, PA: Revival Press)

1996 – From Holy Laughter to Holy Fire: America On the Edge of Revival (expanded version of High-Voltage Christianity; Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1995 – Israel’s Divine Healer (Studies in Old Testament Biblical Theology; Grand Rapids: Zondervan)

1995 – High-Voltage Christianity (Lafayette, LA: Huntington House)

1993 – It’s Time to Rock the Boat: A Call to God’s People to Rise Up and Preach a Confrontational Gospel(Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1992 – Our Hands Are Stained With Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People(Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1991 – Whatever Happened to the Power of God: Is the Charismatic Church Slain in the Spirit or Down for the Count? (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1990 – How Saved Are We? (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1989 – The End of the American Gospel Enterprise (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image)

1985 – Compassionate Father or Consuming Fire: Who is the God of the Old Testament? (Bethesda, MD: Messianic Vision Press)

Articles and Reviews

2014, “The People and the Land of Israel in Jewish Tradition,” in Mitch Glaser and Darrell Bock, eds., The People, the Land, and the Future of Israel: Israel and the Jewish People in the Plan of God (Grand Rapids: Kregel)

2012 – “Jewish Interpretations of Isaiah 53,” in Mitch Glaser and Darrell Bock, eds., The Gospel According to Isaiah 53: Encountering the Suffering Servant in Jewish and Christian Theology (Grand Rapids: Kregel)

2011 – ““Messianic Jewish Reflections on the Holocaust and Jewish Evangelism,” in David L. Parker, ed., Jesus, Salvation and the Jewish People: The Uniqueness of Jesus and Jewish Evangelism (London: Paternoster)

2009 – “Reflections on Hindrances to Jewish Evangelism,” Mishkan 60:65-68

2008 – “Messianic Jewish Reflections on the Holocaust and Jewish Evangelism,” Mishkan 56:10-23

2005 – Review of David Klinghoffer, Why the Jews Rejected Jesus: The Turning Point of Western History (New York: Doubleday, 2005), Mishkan 44:82-87

2004 – “rapa’,” in Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament 13:593-602 (Eng. version of “rapa’,” 1991, below)

2000 – “Messianic Judaism and Jewish Jesus Research,” Mishkan 33:36-48

1999 – Review of Dan Cohn-Sherbok, The Crucified Jew: Twenty Centuries of Christian Anti-Semitism (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997), in Journal for the Evangelical Theological Society 42:515-517

1998 – “Was There a West Semitic Asklepios?”, Ugarit Forschungen 29:133-154.

1998 – “Kipper and Atonement in the Book of Isaiah,” in Kî Barukh Hû’: Ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, and Judaic Studies for Baruch A. Levine, R. Chazan, W. W. Hallo, and L. H. Schiffman, eds. (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns), 189-202.

1997 – “Abba Saul,” and 27 other articles in the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion, G. Wigoder and R. J. Werblosky, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press)

1997 – “Lamentations, Theology of,” in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, W. VanGemeren, ed. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan), 4:884-893

1997 – “repa’îm,” in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 3:1173-1180

1997 – “b-r-k,” in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 1:757-767

1997 – “’-š-r, ’ašrê,” in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 1:570-572

1997 – “r-p-’,” with A. Kam-Yau Chan and Thomas B. Song, in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 3:1162-1172

1997 – “qeren,” in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, 3:990-992

1997 – “Flock, etc.,” with Michael S. Moore, in The New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis

1996 – “Remnant; Proverb; Prophetic Symbolism; Sickness and Disease; Servant of the Lord,” in The Everyday Study Bible, Tremper Longman, III and Joel Green, eds. (Dallas: Word)

1994 – “The Issue of the Inspired Text: A Rejoinder to David Bivin,” Mishkan 20:53-63

1993 – “Unequal Weights and Measures: A Critique of the Methodology of the Anti-Missionaries,” Messianic Literature Outreach

1992 – “Recovering the Inspired Text? An Assessment of the Work of the Jerusalem School in the Light ofUnderstanding the Difficult Words of Jesus,” Mishkan 17/18:38-64

1991 – “rapa’,” Theologische Wörterbuch zum alten Testament, H.-J. Fabry and H. Ringgren, eds. (Stuttgart: Kohlhammer), 7:618-626

1987 – “‘Is it Not?’ or ‘Indeed!’: hl in Northwest Semitic,” MAARAV 4:201-219

Academic Awards

1986/7 – Listed in the first edition of Who’s Who in Biblical Studies and Archaeology 1986-1987 (Washington, D.C: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1986)

1981 – New York University – Grant for the Study of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures

1980 – New York University – Abraham I. Katsch Scholarship

1978 – Queens College – Labor Zionist Alliance Pact Award for Excellence in Hebrew

1978 – Queens College – Honors in Hebrew