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. I am a spiritual director and I serve my local church as a Sunday school teacher. I also am so very grateful to serve as Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation at Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are solely my own. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of Baylor University or the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
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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, I am for hire. I am also available for hire as a freelance editor. I provide basic, heavy, developmental, substantive, or web development editing. I also provide proofreading and researching services for a fee. Email me for rates, and please include a description of the project and type of service you are seeking.
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
- ERB: Clare Carlisle: Philosopher of the Heart
- ERB: Luci Shaw: The Generosity
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These are many (but not all) of the books in my home library.
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