Steve Wade is passionate about caring for people, and has worked professionally in the charity sector since 1990. Most of his career has been caring for at-risk teenagers, in secular and Christian contexts.
Having had significant experience with abusive behaviour, Steve is currently writing to educate and support victims and those who care.
Steve left his post-high school science degree to pursue work with at-risk teenagers. His varying interests encompass studies in science, maths, computer science, theology, psychology, and sociology. He is a qualified Christian youth and community worker, workplace trainer, fundraiser, and non-profit manager.
Not a Biblical scholar, although having some years of theological training, Steve has an ernest desire to practice empathic exegesis: to enter into the world of those who lived out the Biblical accounts.
Over many years, Steve’s work has required learning to care for people – some more broken than others – in ways that are true to God’s character. Needless to say, he’s had wins and losses along the way.
As a separated father of three children, Steve has wrestled with the complexity and costliness of single parenting. It’s a labour of love.
Why Deep To Deep?
“Psalm 42 has been one of my favourites for many years. Respecting people and their basic integrity is a critical part of my approach to life. It’s a mistake to assume people can always work it out for themselves. I certainly can’t. But they can generally see much more about their lives than I can, and so I’m slow to give people advice. Besides – they have to live with their choices long after I’ve gone.
I believe God talks to us in the deepest part of who we are, and that our deepest part is where we know him. That part of us is deeply connected to the image of God in us. I believe it is entirely possible to just listen someone into faith, although talking can help too sometimes.
And I think part of why we are here is to know that part of ourselves, to learn to trust it, and to hear God’s gentle whisper.”