Category Archives: books

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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What’s your favorite way TWO read ONE?

There isn’t only one way to get and to read ONE. There are acutally THREE ways TO read ONE! 1) You can read the whole book for free on your phone or computer. Just click on this link. 2) You … Continue reading

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Emil Brunner Quotes about ekklesia

Ever since I encountered the risen Jesus in a Spirit-led meeting on a college campus, I’ve wanted to go beyond the formal way of doing church and meet the way Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 14:26. In 2008, The Salvation … Continue reading

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The Trek Beyond: (Back To The Original Star Trek)

We’re Trekkies and Trekkers who are following the inner Star. We’re trekking beyond the bounds — outside the ordinary; over and above assumptions; out of the reach of routine; out of range of religion; past human performance and control. Like the original … Continue reading

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Should we go all the way with “born that way?”

I believe that human beings are born with a deep longing for God and that we never outgrow it (even though we sometimes redirect it).  Wherever you find people you find religion and ritual — some form of attempting to … Continue reading

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14 bold suggestions for the National Religious Broadcasters #proclaim16

Here’s an open letter to the National Religious Broadcasters who are holding their convention, Proclaim 16, in Nashville beginning Tuesday, February 23. Dear NRB Delegates: A warm welcome to Nashville! Thank you for what you do to present Jesus Christ in and to … Continue reading

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The Salvation Army’s “Southern Spirit” reviewed “Beyond Church”

The Salvation Army’s Southern Spirit reviewed Beyond Church. Here’s their review: New book explores true meaning of what ‘church’ is In his new book, Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible, Sergeant Steve Simms writes about the original … Continue reading

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