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.

Sometimes love loses . . .

Love wins has become a popular slogan. However, love doesn’t always win. Sometimes love loses. Love loses when bullying becomes a political strategy. Love loses when a child in the womb is viewed as an object to be killed and disposed … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, agree to disagree, assault rife, build a wall, bullying, casual sex, disrespect, entertainment, fear, hate, hate speech, love wins flag, murders, political correctness, politics, pride, racism, religion, road rage, self-focus, social media, Uncategorized, violence, war | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Beyond shame & guilt (without depending on denial)

Without remorse, regret, and repentance for our wrongful thoughts, rhetoric, and actions; our self-righteousness retains us in resistance to and rebellion against God and His call to right living. Meanwhile we reach out for mindless diversion in entertainment and/or superficial … Continue reading

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Beyond verbal bullying and belligerent boasting!

Christ-followers are called to love our enemies, not to blast them with verbal bullying and belligerent boasting! Jesus wasn’t kidding when He said “love your enemies”! What a person is, is more important that what a person says. A man can … Continue reading

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The root of evils (What can stop mass shootings?)

The further a society gets away from the acknowledgement of God and His standards the deeper it dives into depression, desolation, and destruction. The human heart is like a faucet. If we don’t let the living God run through our … Continue reading

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Muhammad Ali’s words show courage, conscience, & conviction.

Muhammad Ali, a man of courage, conscience, and conviction, left us. Here are some things he said: “My principles are more important than the money or my title.” “I didn’t want to submit to the army and then, on the … Continue reading

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Link to Gloria Gaither’s review of Beyond Church

Check out Gloria Gaither’s review of my book Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible–Ekklesia in Homecoming Magazine at this link. To get a copy in Kindle or paperback go to Amazon.  

Posted in Beyond Church, changes in worship, contemporary worship, enrich your worship, experiential worship, Gospel music, heart of worship, house church, leading worship, music, new ways to worship, order of worship, organic chruch, praise and worship, programming worship, public worship, simple church, spiritual worship, types of worship, Uncategorized, unconventional worship, worship, worship gathering, worship innovation, worship service, worship wars | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The separation of church and hate

The separation of church and hate (and/or political-correctness-warriors and hate) requires speaking the truth in love.  Hate is not based on truth. It is built on deception, denial, disappointment, dishonesty, misunderstanding, pride, prejudice, anger, hurt, impulse, irrationality, and/or insecurity. Speaking … Continue reading

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