I have been asked this question several times in recent weeks. For those who regularly use our First15 devotional to dedicate the first fifteen minutes of your day to God, you have probably recognized that our readings in recent weeks have been provided by a guest author by the name of Ben Simpson.
So, who is Ben?
Here’s a brief bio that Ben put together for me and a picture of his wonderful family.
Ben Simpson writes about the Bible, theology, ministry, and ideas. His wife Molly serves as Associate Pastor of First United Methodist Church in Waco, and they have two children, Joy and David. Ben is ordained in the Baptist tradition and holds degrees from Baylor University, Dallas Theological Seminary, and The University of Kansas. You can connect with Ben online at www.benjaminasimpson.com or follow him on Twitter: @bsimpson.
I got connected to Ben through his wife Molly who is currently serving at our sister church, First United Methodist Church in Waco. Previous to that, Molly served on staff at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. During that time, Ben wrote several curriculum pieces for Church of the Resurrection and has since published resources in connection with several other leading United Methodist congregations.
I was thrilled to have the chance to work with him on our Family Meeting series and I know that the reason I have been asked so many question is because of how much you have enjoyed Ben’s writing. We have already had some preliminary discussions about the possibility of him writing for us when our next super series comes around in the spring of 2017.
Pastor Tina and I look forward to writing First15 for our next series, Changed Lives, Changing Lives which will begin on Monday, October 17th.