Monthly Archives: April 2018

Drawing a fish with a stranger

If you’re fishing for unity in the body of Christ, bait with your heart, not with minute theological details! To experience “reel” unity, we need to let the Holy Spirit pull us together!   The early Christians experienced a supernatural sense … Continue reading

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Jesus came to revitalize us; not to ritualize us!

Jesus came to revitalize, revolutionize, and radicalize us, not to systematize, traditionalize, and ritualize us. The risen Jesus is radical, but church tries to make Him liturgical. Church programs are a poor substitute for the living presence of Christ and His … Continue reading

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Need a Christian, life coach?

My wife, Ernie Froedge Simms is a Christian coach. Most of her clients are women in their 20s-30s, who want to improve their relationship skills, and who need prayer and direction. She loves to work with any women who are … Continue reading

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Lone Ranger vs. Lone Lecturer (Hi-yo, sermon!)

On Sunday mornings, in almost all churches, the “Lone Lecturer” rides again. “Hi-yo, sermon! (And if you disagree, you may be asked to leave, pronto!) It’s easy to think, “We do church the right way,” but is God limited to only … Continue reading

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Don’t Let China Keep You Away From Crazy Bible Stuff!

I just read that China has forbidden the sale of Bibles online. Why would a huge country like China be afraid of a book? Well, China isn’t alone. I have a Bible cover that has these words on it: “This … Continue reading

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Where did disunity & divisiveness come from?

Who wrecked the unity, love, and harmony in the Garden of Eden? Well, Adam blamed Eve. Then Eve blamed the serpent, but the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on. Even after raising so much Cain, the next generation … Continue reading

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Bible Belt question: “Where do you go to church?”

I grew up in the part of the United States called the Bible Belt where people in casual conversation would ask: “Where do you go to church?” Like church around the Western World, church attendance in the Bible Belt has been … Continue reading

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