Author Archives: Steve Simms

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.

How People Pick Sex Partners

How do people pick sex partners? 1) Some people pick partners whose gender is designed to fit together with theirs. 2) Some people pick partners whose gender is not designed to fit together with theirs. 3) Some people pick back … Continue reading

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The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge

The Catherine Booth 4-Part Challenge (From her book Papers Practical on Practical Religion.) 1)  Break out of the standardized church pattern imposed by tradition and routine. Catherine Booth said:  “Churches have stereotyped forms, refusing to come down from the routine of … Continue reading

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America’s Terrible Intolerance To Certain Sexual Views

Is America tolerant? How is it that a society that prides itself on “tolerance” is so intolerant of people who believe in sexual purity — who don’t believe in casual or unmarried sex? We are teased, insulted, mocked, bullied, pressured, … Continue reading

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Why do so many people who self-righteously proclaim themselves to be “tolerant” randomly condemn people (and things) to Hell by throwing around the word “damn”?

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Live Like Hell? Or March Into Hell For A Heavenly Cause?

Why live like Hell when you can have a life of peace, joy, love and contentment? When the inner me runs wild, I become my enemy.  When I let Christ control me, I experience His glory.  Activism can sometimes change … Continue reading

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Fresh Ideas In The Salvation Army

Recently I heard retired Salvation Army leader, Commissioner Israel Gaither, speak. (He is the former International Chief of Staff & the former National Commander in the USA.) Commissioner Gaither confirmed several things that God has been speaking to me the … Continue reading

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Just Say No! (Is that enough?)

Just say go!  “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.” Just say grow!  “You must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Just say lo!  “Lo, I am with you always, even unto the … Continue reading

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