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 @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP

E-race card

America needs an e-race card. A psychological app to erase the myth of race. When people are negatively labeled by their skin color, the race card is displayed on their body, like a giant tatto. Before there was race baiting, … Continue reading

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Bystanders vs. spiritual revolutionaries

Too many Christians have been trained to be bystanders and onlookers rather than spiritual revolutionaries. If you look at church as a training center, what is it training Christians to do? Sit and listen. Perhaps pastors need to be coaches … Continue reading

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The Bible & anti-malware . . .

Daily reading the Bible with an open heart may be the best anti-malware for the human brain. Many people are far more careful to install anti-malware on their computer than on their mind and heart. Don’t give up! Jesus will … Continue reading

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When sermon-hearers aren’t allowed to make a peep, they easily fall asleep

When people fall asleep in church, instead of asking what church is doing to bore people, we make jokes about it. Church too often gives people this message: “If you don’t like the Sunday morning rap, you can always take … Continue reading

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Don’t sink your conscience — get it in sync . . .

People with a guilty conscience often feel like other people are judging them even when the judgment is coming from within. To clear your conscience, sincerely ask God (and anyone else you have offended) to forgive you. If you feel like … Continue reading

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Is race a myth?

This week’s episode of Crazy Bible Stuff discusses one of the world’s biggest problems race. Is race even real?

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Fireworks for supernaturalized citizens

A nation’s fireworks flash and are gone. Christ’s fireworks go on and on. Don’t miss out on them! Your soul was created to be ablaze with Christ’s fireworks, not to waste away in darkness. When God’s fireworks illuminate your heart, you … Continue reading

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