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.

Church — Platform Presentation Or Presence & Power Of Christ?

Is church about a platform presentation? Or about the actual Presence and power of the living, resurrected Jesus? Jesus told His followers to come unto Him — into His very Presence. We should be careful so we don’t stop short … Continue reading

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To say; “It doesn’t matter how church is done,” is like saying; “It doesn’t matter how brain surgery is done.”

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Is New Testament Ministry Based On Teamwork?

Why are the members of the body of Christ (the church) given various spiritual gifts if only one member is expected to do all the ministry when the church meets? (“Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is … Continue reading

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Jesus CEO — Analogy or Actuality?

I recently heard someone in a meeting refer to “the heads of ministries and churches.” Unfortunately, this is not just words. Many people actually believe that a pastor is the head of a church, sort of like a CEO. However, … Continue reading

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Put Prayer Back In Schools? (How About Back In Church Services?)

For decades believers have debated and argued about prayer in schools.  We have been offended by public prayer being removed from public schools. We, people of faith, don’t like limits on prayer in schools. But what about our self-imposed limits … Continue reading

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Turning Setbacks Into Setups 4 Success

Things turn out the best For people who trust The living God To make the best Out of the way things turn out. Situations that seem like setbacks Suddenly turn into surprising setups For God to work. Your disappointment Is … Continue reading

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Is a 2017 Church Reformation Coming?

The Protestant Reformation began on Oct. 31, 1517 when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of  All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany. A 500th anniversary is coming up in 2017. So here’s a challenge.  Complete this sentence: If … Continue reading

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