Category Archives: Nashville

2 Models Of Church (The Organizational Model Or The Organic Model)

Historically there have been two primary models of church — the organizational model and the organic model. The organizational model has been the dominate of the two and has resisted (and often persecuted) the organic model. The organizational model sees … Continue reading

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How To Give To The Salvation Army Online Red Kettles

You can support The Salvation Army by giving at the Online Red Kettle @ this link: http://www.onlineredkettle.org/SteveSimms?ch=4&frmfaf=1&aid=1b09939f-9de4-4194-90e8-8f086f91bcd1&pt=1 This kettle was set up by Berry Street & Friends, a Salvation Army Corps in Nashville, Tennessee. The proceeds go to support the … Continue reading

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Paper Angels Movie (Jimmy Wayne & Angel Tree)

I attended the world premier in Nashville of the new movie, Paper Angels, written by Country singer Jimmy Wayne. What a well done and inspiring movie! The story is built around the Christmas Season and The Salvation Army Angel Tree … Continue reading

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People Get Ready There’s A Train A Comin’ — (Get On Board The Revival Train)

Some time ago I saw (in my spirit) a mighty revival train rolling and rumbling through Nashville. Since that time, numerous times a week, I have seen (with my natural eyes) rows of the same number repeated 3 or more … Continue reading

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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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Christ-Connections Create Community

Thank God for Christ-connections with other people! As a child and teenager, I felt very distant and isolated from others. I really didn’t know how to connect with or relate to other people very well. I had one friend in … Continue reading

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Did Catherine Booth encourage Quaker-style meetings?

For almost 7 years, we at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, TN have (instead of a 1-man sermon) been having participatory, Quaker-style, Sunday morning worship meetings where everyday people show and tell what God has done. … Continue reading

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