Ben Simpson

23 July by Ben Simpson

Sex in the Ditch

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We Americans are infatuated with sex.  Perhaps not as much as our European cousins, but it nevertheless captures so much of the American fancy.  Just look at the magazine covers of any checkout aisle.  “32 Sex Moves that Will Blow His Mind.”  Watch a few commercials.  Do most folks even realize that GoDaddy.com is a web host?  From […]

15 July by Ben Simpson

Gearing Up for Growth

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Are you gearing up for growth?  Brothers and sisters, we are heading into the fall of the year, which is a prime time for church growth.  I’m so excited to see what God is going to do! Perhaps you’ve not thought about it in this way, but there are at least five different types of […]

3 July by Ben Simpson

It’s a Team Harvest

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As laborers for Jesus, we are all working to reap a harvest through the gospel.  We plant, we water, and we harvest.  However, we don’t always get to do all three things with the same person.  Sometimes we’re the one who plants the gospel in a person’s life.  At other times we’re the one who […]

30 January by Ben Simpson

When One Wife Isn’t Enough: The Problems of Polygamy

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Polygamy is the next battleground for marriage in the United States.  In fact, just last month a federal judge declared laws on the books in Utah that guard against polygamy to be unconstitutional.  The state may still outlaw plural marriages, but it cannot prohibit polygamous cohabitating, thus weakening anti-polygamy law.  The plaintiff in the case […]

6 January by Ben Simpson

The Lost Book: The Wesleyan Quadrilateral Conundrum

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There was great joy in Israel during the days of King Josiah (2 Kings 22-23).  The lost book of truth had been found! Truth is of utmost importance.  But, it’s not enough to simply claim truth.  It’s important to critically reflect on how we come to know that our “truth” is really true.  Through a […]

3 January by Ben Simpson

Is the Bible Clay in Our Hands?: The Importance of Authorial Intent

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Recently, I began preaching through the book of Philippians.  What an awesome word from God to us!  For my first sermon, I focused in on v1:6, For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.  That verse is […]

23 December by Ben Simpson

Merry Xmas!!!???

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Well, December 25 is almost here.  I pray that you have a Merry Xmas!!!  Oh wait, did I just unintentionally take Christ out of Christmas? Every year we as Christians endure what feels like a jab from people replacing the word “Christmas” with the word “Xmas.”  Given the increasing secularization of our great winter festival […]