Entries by Richard Simmons III

A Personal Reflection on Racism

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 […]

A Christmas Reflection

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 Psychology of Belief

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 […]

Who Determines What Is Evil?

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 […]

The Question of Beauty

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 […]

The Rise of Atheism in America

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 […]

Seeking To Understand God

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 […]