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.

The Unexpected, The Unplanned, & The Unconventional in Church

The unexpected, the unplanned, and the unconventional happened when the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost and launched the Christian church. Pentecost (and what followed after it through out the book of Acts) was the was all about Presence & power of … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 2, Acts of the Apostles, Apostle Paul, book of Acts, Crazy Love, Holy Spirit, Multiply, old men will dream dreams, Paul of Tarsus, personal pentecost, rethinking church, Salvation Army, unconventional, unplanned, unprogrammed, you can all prophesy, young men will see visions, Your sons and daughters will prophesy | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s “Flag Down” Another Pentecost!

Flagging down the Pentecostal Fire! –God’s fire fell on Pentecost and the early Christians stormed the world with passion for the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! –Salvation Army founder, William Booth, sang in the late 1800s: “Send the fire! Look down … Continue reading

Posted in 3000 people saved, Acts 2, Azusa Street, boredom in church, camp fire, Catherine Booth, early church, first Pentecost, great awakening, Pentecost Sunday, Pentecostalism, Salvation Army, Send the fire, song, spiritual awakening, We want another Pentecost, wildfire, William Booth, William Seymour | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Done, undone, or not done?

Done, undone, or not done? Pentecost is called “the birthday of the church.” It was when the Holy Spirit came to the early church in mighty power. So how’s it going in the 21st Century? –Has the contemporary church replaced … Continue reading

Posted in church programs, Colorado, contemporary church, Future of the Church, I am undone, Isaiah, Isaiah 6:5, Loveland, my eyes have seen, nones, organized religion, Pentecost, people of unclean lips, prophet, Woe is me | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Terrorist Who Was Transformed By Christ

Here’s an example of being courageously led (and controlled) by the Spirit. A Christian in Damascus (in Syria) felt like God was telling him to go find and pray with a famous terrorist who had come to town in order … Continue reading

Posted in church history, faith, Holy Spirit, myths, real world, religion, religious persecution, unbelief | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting Rid Of Guilt

Guilt is “the fact of having committed an offense or crime.” By that definition, no one is not guilty.  Guilt is the result of wrong doing.  Everybody has done something wrong either legally or morally. (For example, I believe that … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 1:9, apologize, apology, confessional, ethics, how to, John the Beloved, make amends, morality, overcome guilt, party guilt, right and wrong, values | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deflategate Got Ya Down? The truth Will Fill You Up!

A Tom Brady, New England Patriots, & Deflategate inspired blog post: (Deflategate is an ongoing controversy involving the NFL’s New England Patriots. It alleges that they used underinflated footballs in their AFC Championship victory against the Indianapolis Colts on January 18, … Continue reading

Posted in A Few Good Men, AFC, appeal, Bible, blog, Championship game, dishonesty, ethics, fantasy, honesty, Is God a myth, myth busters, myth-making, suspension, underinflated footballs, You can't handle the truth | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

God-Gatherings

A God-gathering is a meeting where (2 or more) everyday people come together to each one listen to God and then speak what God tells him, resulting in a divinely orchestrated time in God’s presence. God-gatherings are open and unprogrammed. … Continue reading

Posted in assembly of God, Christian meetings, encounter group, get together, hanging out, huddle, Matthew 18:20, Meeting for Worship, Nashville, Quaker meetings, rendezvous, Salvation Army, there am I in the midst, Where two are three are gathered, workship | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments