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.

Leap-Of-Faith-Based Church Meetings! (Letting everyday people step out in the Spirit.)

What if it took faith to attend a church service? (Would a faith-based church meeting even work?) Perhaps now is the time for churches to take a leap of faith and to allow ordinary people to speak out in Sunday … Continue reading

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What Color Is The Dress — Oops I Mean Flag?

What color is the dress — oops I mean flag? Let’s address the question. Take a close look. Different people see this flag differently. Some of the colors (and images) in this pic are just reflections onto the flag — the … Continue reading

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ABCs 4 Retooling Church 2 Reach The 21st Century 4 Christ:

The ABCs 4 retooling church 2 reach the 21st Century for Christ: * Avoid autocratic agendas. * Base it on the Biblical command in 1 Corinthians 14:26. * Connect with Christ as our contemporary rather than confining Christ to the … Continue reading

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Some Things Are BAN (Beyond the Ability of Nature)

If nothing can’t do anything, how could it make everything? Some things are obviously beyond the ability of nature (BAN). * A turtle on a fence post? BAN. * Cave wall writings? BAN. * The origin of life? BAN. * … Continue reading

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Being Spirit Led Is Like A Ship Sailing (Louis Lallemant Quotes)

French Jesuit priest, Louis Lallemant, taught how to be led by the Spirit in the 1600s. Here are come quotes from his book La Doctrine Spirituelle (The Spiritual Doctrine). “We may compare those who are led by the gifts of the Spirit … Continue reading

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Church Orbiting The Son!

(I wrote this poem this morning about 7 years at Berry Street and [to my surprise] it made the shape of a “leaning 7″ on the right hand side. The 3 plus signs at the end [+++] represent the 3 … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons 2 Read The Blog “Free Gas For Your Think Tank”

Here are the top ten reasons to regularly read my blog Free Gas For Your Think Tank: 10) It is written in Nashville, the city with the hit ABC TV show named after it. 9) Free gas is better than cheap … Continue reading

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