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.

Safe Church — Unlocking God’s Glory!

In the New Testament church was awesomely filled with the Presence of God.  How can the 21st Century church recover the lost combination for God’s glory in our meetings? While thinking about this, a scene suddenly came to my mind.  I … Continue reading

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When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!

When church is honest & raw, there will be awe!  It will be stunning. When the first Christians gathered, the Bible says: “Everyone was filled with awe” –Acts 2:43. Awe is a stirring and powerful sense of amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, … Continue reading

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Democracy, Ekklesia, & Church (It’s Greek to most of us.)

An ekklesia was the governing body of an ancient Greek city-state and the world’s first expression of democracy.   It was made up of all of the adult, male citizens in a particular city-state and met 40 times per year to … Continue reading

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When The Game Stands Tall, Yall!

When The Game Stands Tall moved me.  It is about the team with the longest winning streak in sports history, De La Salle High School in Concord, California — 151 games. When The Game Stands Tall shows how a coach built a football … Continue reading

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Grace Gets The Hell Out!

Grace is not permission to live like Hell and go to Heaven. Grace is the power to get the Hell out of your life! Got grace? “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Grace is a U-turn. … Continue reading

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Got something stirring in your soul?

Posted in soul food, soul man, spiritual awakening, spiritual experiences, spiritual fire, spiritual flow, spiritual formation, spiritual gifts, spiritual health, spiritual hearing, spiritual hunger, spiritual life, spiritual listening, spiritual movement, spiritual passion, spiritual power, spiritual presence, spiritual prompting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It Takes A Glow Brainer To Turn A “No Brainer” Into A Know Brainer!

Both a phone with no service and someone without a strong Spirit-signal, find frustration and meaninglessness.  However, a glow brainer will give you a strong Spirit-signal.  When God shines in your heart, He enlightens your mind!  ” For God, who said, … Continue reading

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