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 @

Humpty Dumpty Christianity?

Like Humpty Dumpty, the body of Christ has broken into many pieces. Nowadays, there are tens of thousands of Christian denominations and ministries around the world. But is this how God wants it to be? Jesus prayed, in John 17, … Continue reading

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Follow a burning book down the Fire Lane!

The Bible is the FIRE LANE that will lead you to the living Jesus and help ignite His fire in your heart & life! It’s a living, burning book. Spend some time in the FIRE LANE everyday see for yourself. If … Continue reading

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A Christian tribute to Stephen Hawking (with quotes)

Stephen Hawking was an inspiration to me and many millions of people. I’m sad to hear of his passing on Albert Einstein’s birthday. I wrote this about Hawking after seeing the movie of his life, The Theory Of Everything. Did … Continue reading

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Before science split the atom, rebellion split the Adam.

Before science split the atom, rebellion against God split the Adam (and his descendants). Let Christ heal the split in your soul! To overcome the universal addiction to sin and self-destruction (as a result of that split) we need to daily … Continue reading

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Crazy Bible Stuff Tackles Hell!

People talk about hell a lot — about it freezing over or splitting wide open or being on wheels or giving it to people. They even use it as a popular cuss word. Then people inconsistently say that they don’t … Continue reading

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Rick Warren diagnosis disunity in the body of Christ

Many walls have torn Christians into tens of thousands of groups and denominations — church walls, doctrinal walls, pride walls, racial walls, organizational walls. However, Jesus wants us to be one. Are we failing at unity? Recently, while speaking at … Continue reading

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Bible heroes were ordinary people (Moses stuttered)

You’ve probably seen some of these statements about how God uses regular people (like you and me). They are often shared on social media: Moses stuttered. Miriam was a gossip. Jonah ran from God. Leah was unattractive. Paul saw himself … Continue reading

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