I was born in 1953 and grew up in the turbulent 1960’s. During this time I lived in Birmingham, Alabama where there were all types of racial turmoil and prejudice. I grew up in an all-white neighborhood, went to all-white schools with all-white teachers, and attended an all-white church. I was totally segregated from the […]
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In 1868, minister Phillips Brooks wrote the wonderful Christmas hymn “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” after a trip to the Holy Land and seeing the nighttime Bethlehem from the hills of Palestine. It has been a beloved Christmas classic now for over 150 years. Some of the words in this song I find to be […]
The following blog is an essay taken from Richard’s newest book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It is now available and is receiving very favorable reviews. “This book is an essential primer for all who seek to effectively engage the skeptical culture in which we live.” — CHRIS HODGES, Founding and Senior Pastor, Church of […]
The following blog is an essay taken from Richard’s newest book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It is now available and is receiving very favorable reviews. In this accessible read, Richard Simmons offers valuable insights for those grappling with life’s biggest questions.” —ERIC METAXAS, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of the nationally […]
Richard has written a new book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It will be available for sale on December 5, 2019. The book has already received very favorable reviews. “Richard Simmons’ book is the fruit of many years of thoughtful reading about the relationship of theology to the issues of modern life. He brings the […]
Richard has written a new book titled, Reflections on the Existence of God. It will be available for sale on December 5, 2019. The book is a series of 57 short essays seeking to answer life’s most enduring question: Does God exist? It is a well-crafted book that is a result of over 30 years […]
I think the metaphor in the Bible that gives us the best understanding of our relationship with God is the father-child relationship. We are told that when a person puts their faith in Christ they are adopted into His family and become a child of God. (Galatians 4:4-7) I truly believe this metaphor is so […]
Recently I taught a series on Financial Wisdom. Part of the series addressed what Jesus called “the deceitfulness of riches.” Clearly one of the ways money can deceive us is to believe “more is always better.” The University of Michigan does a very important consumer confidence survey every month, it has become a key economic […]
I recently read of a study done back in 2012 seeking to determine the highest-selling books in the world over the previous 50 years. The top-selling three books were: Bible: 3.9 billion copies Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung: 820 million copies Harry Potter Series: 400 million copies When compared with the holy books of other […]
Have you ever thought about how profoundly our lives are shaped by the presence of the people in our lives? Recently I was speaking to a group of men about pride and arrogance. I posed this question: “If you lived on a desert island, all by yourself, do you think you would struggle with pride? […]
The great political philosopher Edmund Burke made this insightful observation over 200 years ago: “Freedom without wisdom or responsibility is the greatest of all possible evils.” This is a very sobering statement, yet I wonder if modern people recognize the truthfulness of these words. I have concluded that many Americans believe freedom means the absence […]
So many people find it easy to believe in God and Jesus, regularly go to church, and to think they are leading a pretty good life. These same people seem to back away from the idea of truly surrendering.
One of the most powerful arguments for the existence of God is the reality of love. Most people do not realize that if God does not exist, then love is an illusion. It is nothing more than a chemical reaction in your brain.
Conspicuous Consumption is when you buy something, not primarily for its usefulness, but for the way it makes you look in the eyes of others. It is a boost for the ego. Let’s look at the difference between being wealthy and wanting to be seen as rich.
One only has to look at the violence and destruction breaking out in cities around the world. This has led to a great deal of blame and finger-pointing. Is it racism, poverty, poor living conditions? Is it lack of jobs and a need for better schools or something else?
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