Author Archives: Steve Simms

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. 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 co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP

UnconferenceNashville–hands on ekklesia June 23-25.

You’ve read books, articles, & blogs about open, participatory, interactive church (what I believe the Greek New Testament calls ekklesia). Now experience it for 3 days in Nashville. Are you a Christian who’s done with organized church, but still wants … Continue reading

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Creativity is a mind mine unearthing ideas & insight.

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Truth & error & discernment; say what?

Strive to know and live truth; and to avoid error. Clear discernment of truth is a gift of God that needs to be continually sought. Truth and error matter; and Christ-followers need to know the difference. Even if error is … Continue reading

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Don’t wait until Easter to celebrate!

Why wait till Easter for Jesus’ resurrection? He’s been alive 2,000 years! If the risen Jesus who lives in us can’t lead us, who can? Look to Jesus moment by moment! If you can go an hour without loving thoughts about … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day (3/14)

For Pi (3.14) Day (3/14), here’s Ephesians 3:14: “I bow my knees before the Father.” Like pi, true Christianity never ends: 3.14159265359…forever. Here are a few more pi Bible verses: Matthew 3:14 — “Just as Moses lifted up the snake … Continue reading

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Don’t be stuck in Cold Case Christianity

Is Jesus Christ a cold case in your heart? Have you filed away His claims on your life and left them to languish until some undiscovered evidence happens to fall in your lap? Many people have done just that. Sure, … Continue reading

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Lukewarm Christianity isn’t what God wants.

Firefighters use controlled burns, but perhaps we need to give up control and let God burn uncontrollably in church meetings. Unfortunately church services are often run by firefighters who hose down and either quench or contain Gods’ fire! Although church … Continue reading

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