Monthly Archives: February 2019

COGIC Pastor’s review of Off the RACE Track

My friend and Church of God in Christ (COGIC) pastor, Larry Britton, reviewed my book: “Steve Simms’ book, Off the Race Track, is thoroughly informative and creative in its approach to sharing many of the details of the African American … Continue reading

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Church should let imperfect people listen to God

Don’t look for a perfect church, but for a church where imperfect people are trusted to hear God, listened to and not just lectured.When church replaced the awe of God for the sound of a sermon, it became more about … Continue reading

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People’s approval is a poor substitute for a clear conscience

When your conscience approves of your behavior, you aren’t needy for people’s approval. However, it’s hard to be happy if you continually ignore the disapproval of your conscience. No one has the right to make you approve of something that you believe … Continue reading

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Making shadows & fears disappear

Shadows and fears mean light is being blocked. Remove the blockages and the shadows and fears go away!  Racial shadows hang over America. We need to look beyond our shadowy “race track” & dare to see the light. Perhaps the shadows of racism linger so … Continue reading

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Body count: When somebody chooses to make a living, prenatal human body a disposable nobody, everybody’s life is devalued.

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The “elephant” in the womb (big, bold antiabortion statements)

Many people don’t want to talk about the elephant in the womb: “Abortion takes an innocent human life.” Perhaps those of us who have escaped the womb shouldn’t condemn to death any of those who are still there. Abortion makes … Continue reading

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Love & grace have moral backbone

Every person has the right to believe that some things are morally wrong. Love respects that right. It doesn’t accuse someone who disagrees with their moral principles, of “hating” them. Grace sensitizes the human conscious. It doesn’t silence it. If our … Continue reading

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