A Steve Jobs Of Religion? — Come On Church, Innovate!

An Eric Weiner quotation from the Op-Ed page of The New York Times, December, 2011:

“We need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone (or ones) who can invent not a new religion but, rather, a new way of being religious. Like Mr. Jobs’s creations, this new way would be straightforward and unencumbered and absolutely intuitive. Most important, it would be highly interactive . . . A religious operating system for the Nones (those who claim no religion) among us. And for all of us.”

The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville (in the tradition of two great spiritual innovators — William & Catherine Booth — cofounders of The Salvation Army) is:

*  Straightforward:  Everyday people show and tell what God has done as they speak the truth in love.

*  Unencumbered:  People are free to follow and obey the leading of the Holy Spirit without having to follow tradition, ritual, or a program.

*  Absolutely intuitive:  Everyone is asked to listen to the voice of God and then to say and/or do what He tells them to.

*  Highly interactive:  Like in a support group, people directly minister to and encourage one another during the Sunday meeting..

Are you ready for some Steve Jobs style, biblical (see 1 Corinthians 14:26)  spiritual innovation? Check out The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN Sunday mornings at 10:45 — 225 Berry St., Nashville, TN   37207.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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