About

I’m Billy Marsh. I am a Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary student and  graduated on May 9, 2008 with my Master of Divinity with a concentration in Theology. In addition, I am also a professor at The College at Southwestern. As of right now, I am teaching two sections of Greek I.

Kim and I were married on May 28, 2005 and have been happily and wondefully married for just over three years now. She and I moved from South Carolina two weeks after our wedding day, one week after our honeymoon, to Fort Worth, Texas to live in Seminary housing. We have been here ever since. We are also expecting our first child this coming winter. Our due date is January 9, 2009, and the doctor says it is going to be a boy!

Currently, I am moving on to Ph. D. work in the Fall ’08 semester and am planning on pursuing that degree here at SWBTS. My major is Systematic Theology and my minor is Reformation Studies. I will be working under Dr. Jason Lee (major advisor) and Dr. Kevin Kennedy (minor advisor). As of right now, I feel God is leading me to recover the Pastor/Theologian role in the pulpit. However, I also enjoy teaching, so I would not be opposed to a professorship either. Still, my heart is in the pastorate. I desire to have a shepherd’s heart with a scholar’s mind. For me, these are inseparable roles whether you are in the local church or in the great university.

I love music and have been playing guitar since I was a freshman in high school. Over the years, I’ve done a number of different things from competing in rodeos, mountain-biking, commercial catfishing, horse-training, playing lead guitar in a Christian rock band, construction work, and youth pastoring (not an exhaustive list).

My main interests as of right now are theological interpretation, biblical hermeneutics, OT Theology, biblical theology, Christ and culture, and preaching Christ in all of the scriptures.

My favorite authors are John Piper, Francis Schaeffer, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, Kevin Vanhoozer, Chuck Colson, Charles H. Spurgeon, Martin Luther, and John Sailhamer.

My wife, Kim, is my pride and joy. I love her so dearly. She is truly a gift of God and a sign of his favor towards me (Prov 18:22). She is a first grade teacher in the Crowley District at Poynter Elementary school. She is a wonderful teacher with a heart full of compassion and tenderness for her students. She and I have so much fun together and are constantly growing more and more in love while simultaneously growing spiritually together in the Lord. Kim loves reading Christian fiction, riding bikes, sitting on the front porch at night, working in her flowerbed, throwing the frisbee (by the way, she has a better throw than me), and cooking.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I pray the Lord’s blessing on it daily that he will use it for his glory in whatever way he sees fit. I pray that he will especially use this site to build up the body and equip the believers to do the work of the ministry.

In the Joy of the Lord,
Billy Marsh
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Responses

  1. Billy! I’m digging your blog man! I just read a few excerpts from your blog on the word of Christ and the review of Peterson’s album. Good stuff, bro! I really miss you, man! We had some awesome times with the band and I appreciate all you’ve done for me! I’m going to send you out the new CD soon. I wanted to get it to you last year when I put it out, but I haven’t been able to find you. But here you are! I got ya’ll’s address and will get it out to you ASAP. Love ya, bro!

  2. Nate dogg! I’ve been laying low in Fort Worth since the wedding. Kim and I miss yall too. Gregg called a couple of weeks ago and it was good to hear from him. I wish we all could get together sometime. Give me your email address when you get a chance.

  3. Just had to say I love your title-bar image. And your favorite author list. And that you believe God when He told you your wife was a gift!
    To God be all glory,
    Lisa of Longbourn

  4. Billy,

    Thanks for creating this blog and I pray that you continue as it is awesome. Having gone to Iraq and experienced some of the land of the Old Testament I was amazed at how much God was teaching me but after I was evacuated out just short of a year; my passion diminished for almost everything. I know now its just a part of being in a war and I am getting better all the time with the Lord b my side. I am getting back to my passion of learning and some day to teach and your website will now become a part of my daily studies. May God continue to bless you and your wife as He continues to reveal His plan for you.

  5. I’am from geographically remote reader – Indonesia. Thank God for His wonderful Works of Salvation and Redeem between young people in western countries that many of us perceived as morally …. perverted.
    Thanks for your purposeful cyberspace ministries.
    GBU

  6. We have similar favorite authors in common. I’d probably want to add Soren Kierkegaard and George Grant. I like your blog.

  7. Thanks. The only thing I’ve read by Kierkegaard is “Works of Love” which I liked for the most part. Other than that, my exposure to him is limited.

  8. Billy – thank you for adding me to your bogroll! I’ll add you to mine as well. Merry Christmas!

  9. Came across your blog and like it a lot! We are very similar in passions, vocation, education, age, and blogs! Great encouragement to see your blog.

  10. Thanks for stopping by Cole. I’m glad that it has ministered to you.

  11. Hey how you doing? how our you greek classes and students doing?

  12. I’m doing great. Life is moving very fast. I’m not teaching Greek this year though. Your comment didn’t give me a name. I’m trying to figure our who this is. Let me know so that I can be more personal in my response.

    • Hey Mr. Marsh,

      sorry about that, this is kyle rushnell one of your former greek students at swbts.

  13. Hello Dr. Marsh,

    This is Kyle Rushnell, one of former greek students at SWBTS. How you doing? how is your studies going? how is your church and your wife and baby?

    God Bless,

    Kyle Rushnell
    Deut. 6:4, Mark 12:29-31

  14. Kyle, I am sorry for not responding to your email yet. I am going to write you a detailed response soon. I’ve just been extremely busy. Thanks for your encouragement, it was a blessing.

  15. Hello!

    I am thoroughly enjoying your site, sir. I have not met you in person, but stumbled upon your blog on a Google image search. LOL Glory to God. Your blog is excellent and your posts informative and inviting. Keep up the great work!

    Regards,
    Ethan Stech

  16. Ethan,

    Thanks for the uplifting comments. I’m glad to see we’re likeminded. I’m glad you were able to stumble upon my blog. I look forward to dialoguing with you, but I haven’t been able to spend near the amount of time on it as I used to.

    Billy

  17. can you send me your address, email addresses and cell phone and phone number?

  18. I came across your blog when I typed in , In the shadow of the almighty and found myself here.. I do want to suggest Leo Kottke if you like guitar. Have a blessed day!

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