About Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey, is an Anabaptist author, speaker, and blogger. He is a two-time graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Theology & Missiology), is currently a 3rd year Doctor of Missiology student (a subset of practical theology) at Fuller Seminary, and is a member of the Phi Alpha Chi Honors Society. His first book, Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, is available now at your local bookstore. He is also a contributor for Time, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Evangelicals for Social Action, Mennonite World Review, has been a guest on Huffington Post Live, and is one of the CANA Initiators. Ben is also a syndicated author for MennoNerds, a collective of Mennonite and Anabaptist writers. Ben is also co-host of That God Show with Matthew Paul Turner. Ben lives in Auburn, Maine with his wife Tracy and his daughter Johanna.

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“Comfortable Myths” And Why Christianity Isn’t One

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The other day I wrote a post called Why I Couldn’t Be An Atheist Even If I Wanted To, where I wrote about some personal reflections and emotions that I experience when I consider the vastness and complexity of the universe. It wasn’t so much a post about atheism as it was a post about [Read More...]

Breaking: Mark Driscoll Resigns As Pastor of Mars Hill

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The long awaited answer from Mars Hill has come; Mark Driscoll has resigned his position as pastor of Mars Hill. The road has been long, the wounds have been deep, and so today I pray for the health and healing of the Mars Hill community, those who have been wounded and left the Mars Hill [Read More...]

Why I Just Couldn’t Be An Atheist, Even If I Wanted To

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I love my atheist friends, but I just couldn’t be one– even if I wanted to. At least once a year I head up to Mount Desert Island, Maine, to spend time with one of my best friends, Terry Firma, who writes for Friendly Atheist here at Patheos. Regardless of what’s going on in our [Read More...]

How Violence Is Justified But Homosexuality Is Wrong, When You’re A Biblical Literalist

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I spend a lot of my time discussing Christian discipleship and educating people on the Christian doctrine of nonviolent enemy love. It’s not an easy game, but one that I like playing. One of my joys on the blog has been to watch people transform on the issue of enemy love– there have been so [Read More...]

What We Can Learn From The Failure Of The Religious Right (And Why They’re In A Panic)

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The Religious Right has failed, and now they’re panicking. They’ve been this way for quite some time, but I think we’re about to enter a new era of desperation as they attempt to plug the holes in their boat and keep it from sinking. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any fresh and inspiring ideas produced from [Read More...]

10 Movies That Were More Biblical Than “Left Behind”

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Last night was the opening night of the “much anticipated” re-make of Kirk Cameron’s “masterpiece” Left Behind. I’ve been talking about the movie for a good long while on the blog, so I felt it only fair I go see the movie– which, I did. However, I didn’t want to subject myself to such torment [Read More...]

What “I Value The Sanctity of All Human Life” Usually Doesn’t Mean (but should)

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Last night I finally sat down to watch some of the speeches from a conservative political event that recently took place. I’m not sure why I did that to myself, but I did. I’ve been actively working to purge myself of wasting time on the politics of the Empire, but old habits die hard, especially [Read More...]

How Many John Crawfords Before We Admit There’s A Problem?

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I went to bed last night grieved. I woke up this morning grieved. Grieved for John Crawford, and grieved for my own children’s future in the land where there is supposedly “liberty and justice for all.” The question I’m wrestling with is, “how many?” How many John Crawfords, how many Mike Browns, how many _______ [Read More...]

Suicide Prevention: It’s Time For The Church To Get Serious

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I wear a lot of labels in life– or perhaps from a different vantage point, I could say that people call me a lot of things. Whatever these labels I wear, whatever these words assigned to me, there is one label among them which I hate with every fiber of my being: suicide survivor. I [Read More...]

Jesus Says Those “Left Behind” Are The Lucky Ones (the most ironic thing the movie won’t tell you)

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In the lead up to the release of the remake of Left Behind hitting theaters in a few weeks, I wanted to take a moment to tell you about the most ironic thing the Left Behind movie (or rapture believers) won’t tell you about getting “left behind.” The basic premise of the theology is this: [Read More...]


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