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.

The Geode In U (The Geode Effect Of Participatory Church)

Participatory Church Reveals The Geode In U (The Geode Effect!) Ordinary Christ-followers are like geodes. Geodes look like ordinary rocks, but inside they are full of beautifully colored crystal. When everyday believers share from their heart, their inner beauty shines … Continue reading

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The Way With Words

The Way With Words The words you hear; The words you say; Can mess you up Or make your day. Refuse the words That make you prey And throw you off Of God’s moral way! For more on the power … Continue reading

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Are Pastors For Preaching? (Or For Facilitating?)

Is the role of a pastor to preach? Well tradition says it is. But what does the Bible teach about a pastor’s role? Check out Ephesians 4:11-12: “He (Christ) personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some … Continue reading

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Why Stuff Thanksgiving Day With Shopping? (Stuff The Turkey; Not The Day!)

Will family Thanksgiving meals be replaced by hot deals, shopping thrills and retail “steals” in America’s stores? Will the day set aside for gratitude be turned into to a day of getting more stuff? Perhaps stuffing Thanksgiving Day with shopping … Continue reading

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His Sheep Keep Their Baaa-lance (Balance) By Hearing His Voice -

People passing purposelessly through life have permeated our society. Perhaps we need to be penetrated with more purposeful living. Those of us who hear the voice of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ are no longer the way we were! We … Continue reading

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Claymation, Christmation, Wallace and Gromit, & Organic Church

By continually surrendering to a sculpture’s hands and sitting for a gazillion pics, Wallace and Gromit seem to come alive through the power of claymation. –By continually surrendering to the hands of the living Jesus and obeying His inner promptings, … Continue reading

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A “Fony” Spelling Of “Phony”

Fony is a phony spelling of the word phony! Come visit The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville, Tennessee where everyday people openly and honestly share from their heart! Sundays @ 10:45, 225 Berry St., 37207.

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