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.

Spirit-Led Church–Where Ordinary People Are The Playmakers

Go with the best flows! –Life’s a flow show — currents streaming in us and around us — rivers flow, sap flows, blood flows, thoughts flow, emotions flow, time flows, information flows. But not all flows are equal — love … Continue reading

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Has Ray Rice Become The Poster Boy of American Brutality?

The video of NFL star, Ray Rice’s knockout punch to his girl friend (and now new wife) has brought the brutality of domestic violence to public attention.  In America we justly protest against the brutality of ISIS.  However, we often … Continue reading

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Make The Choice To Hear God’s Voice

If you’re inner life is filled with peace and happiness, then your outer life’s not such a big deal.  No matter what your outer life looks like, if your inner life is a mess, your a mess! If you don’t … Continue reading

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Inneract with God!

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30/11 (About 30 minutes in a secular used bookstore = 11 books about participatory church)

In September 2014, my wife and I stopped by The Book Cellar  in Crossville, Tennessee on our way to Gatlinburg.  Were were there about 30 minutes and I left with a stack of books. To my surprise, 11 of the … Continue reading

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Holy Ghost (the movie) — Live it out in church meetings!

“Can the Holy Spirit direct a movie? In this fast-paced documentary, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net–just go wherever he feels the Spirit … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Ecclesiological And Set The World On Fire For God!

Let’s get ecclesiological — not just with talk but with how we walk out being the church! Some people think that I think too much about church, but hey, I’m an ecclesiologist and we’re really into ecclesiology. (The word “ecclesiology” comes … Continue reading

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