My name is Ben Simpson.
I am the Minister to Students at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. I also dabble in writing and theology and ideas. I have been married to my wife, Molly, for ten years, and together we have two children--a daughter, Joy, and a son, David. Molly is an ordained United Methodist elder. We met at Baylor in 1998, began dating in 2002, and were married in the summer of 2003.
I have a few degrees and I love school: Baylor (BA - Religion, '02), Dallas Theological Seminary (MA - Christian Eduction, '05), and The University of Kansas (MA - Religious Studies, '11). I enjoy coffee, conversation, baseball, and time with friends. You can connect with me by clicking the links in the right hand side-bar. There is also a form to submit comments, questions, prayer requests, etcetera located further down the page, or you can email me here.
I am an ordained Baptist minister, having served in church leadership positions in children's and youth ministry. I have taught adult discipleship classes, preached a handful of sermons, and have invested my life in teenagers through camps, retreats, and regular youth group gatherings. I look forward to the work ahead in future years, where I will invest in middle school, high school, and college students through the ministry of UBC.
If you wish to read some of my work, please visit the Collide Magazine (now the Echo Hub) archives for a complete listing of my musings on the church, media, spiritual formation, and other miscellany. I have been published at the blog of RelevantMagazine.com, FaithVillage, and am a contributor at Mere Orthodoxy. I have also been published in Devozine and The Upper Room Magazine.
I have written a few books:
- Committed to Christ: 40 Devotions for a Generous Life
- Table Talk Volume 1 - Devotions: Bible Stories You Should Know
- Table Talk Volume 2 - Devotions: Bible Stories You Should Know
- Journey 101 - Daily Readings: Steps to the Life God Intends
- Jesus is Lord: The Cry of a Kingdom Citizen: Youth Edition
A widely read piece I have written is on the legacy of Brennan Manning.
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