My name is Ben Simpson.
I write about theology, the Bible, ministry and ideas. I have been married to my wife, Molly, for sixteen years and we have two children. Molly is an ordained United Methodist elder and serves as Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Waco, Texas. We met at Baylor in 1998 and were married in the summer of 2003.
I am a graduate of Baylor University (BA – Religion, ’02), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA – Christian Education, ’05), and The University of Kansas (MA – Religious Studies, ’11). In ’15 I completed course of study for a Certification in Spiritual Direction at Perkins School of Theology, SMU. I enjoy conversation, sports, and time with friends. You can email me here.
I am an ordained Baptist minister and have served in church leadership positions in children’s, youth, and college ministry. In addition to writing, I serve as a spiritual director and as adjunct faculty at Truett Theological Seminary, leading a cohort of seminarians as a covenant group mentor. I also serve my local church as a Sunday school teacher.
I write devotional material, curriculum, and articles. I am available for hire.
My work has been featured by Collide Magazine (later the Echo Hub), RelevantMagazine.com, FaithVillage, Practicing Families, Mere Orthodoxy, and Burlap. I have been published in Devozine, The Upper Room Magazine, and The Englewood Review of Books. If you’d like me to write a piece for your webpage or periodical, reach out.
A widely read piece of mine concerns the legacy of Brennan Manning.
- ERB: Ben Witherington, The Rest of Life
- ERB: Lee Beach, The Church in Exile
- ERB: Paul Heintzman, Leisure and Spirituality
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