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.

Catherine Booth Writes About Preaching

Catherine Booth on preaching . . . “The main idea of much of the preaching of this day seems to be that of teaching people — instructing them — which too often results in hardening their hearts . . . … Continue reading

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“By this time you ought to be teachers.”

Will we allow Jesus to lead us? –Jesus leads us through the Bible, and since He is alive and present in the 21st Century as the Holy Spirit, Jesus also leads us by communicating directly to our hearts, conscience, and/or … Continue reading

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The Best Defense Against Taking Offense

Our Best Defense Against Taking Offense Although the Tennessee Titans and their new quarterback Marcus Mariota play in Nashville, this post is not about football. It is about not being offended by the words and/or actions of others. Heaven knows … Continue reading

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Flags Are Everywhere — But Where Are The Christian Flags?

Flags, flags, everywhere. But where are the Christian flags? There are so many flags being displayed today: posted on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social media, pictured in blogs, shown on television, texted, carried on the streets, hung from overpasses … Continue reading

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How’s your Christ-connection?

How’s your Christ-connection? 1) Is Christ freely flowing from your heart like “rivers of living water”? 2) Is Christ continually showing in your lifestyle — in the things you say and do? 3) Are you growing closer and more obedient … Continue reading

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Do You Dare To Read These Amazing Words From Catherine Booth?

Here’s a long passage from Catherine Booth about how church meetings should be done. Dare you read it? “While the gospel message is laid down with unerring exactness, we are left at perfect freedom to adapt our measures and modes … Continue reading

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Is It Time For Another Protestant Reformation?

500 years ago people protested against and then changed the common way of doing church. Shall we change it again? –The Protestant Reformation took place 500 years ago. The very name of this movement proclaims that people rose up and … Continue reading

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