Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey is a writer, speaker, an avid “tattoo collector” and occasional pot-stirrer.

He grew up in conservative evangelicalism, danced with fundamentalism, and found his home in Anabaptism.


Image © Rogier van Bakel, 2014

He holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, a Master of Arts in World Missions (Cum Laude), also from Gordon-Conwell, and is a member of the Phi Alpha Chi Honors Society. Ben is currently completing his doctorate at Fuller Seminary in the field of missiology– which is a combination of theology and anthropology. Essentially, a missiologist studies the relationship between the message of Jesus and particular cultures.

A lover of the miracle of adoption, he and his wife have chosen “adoption as a lifestyle”, to show solidarity with the poor and vulnerable of this world.

He currently lives in Auburn, Maine with his wife Tracy and has two daughters. The Coreys are looking forward to the day when they will welcome more girls into their family.

In addition to writing for Patheos Progressive Christian, Ben is a contributor for: TIME, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, Evangelicals for Social Action, Mennonite World Review, and The Good Men Project. He has also been featured as a guest on HuffPost Live, the Drew Marshall Show, and Tell Me Everything with John Fugelsang. Ben is a syndicated author with MennoNerds, a collective of some of the top Mennonite & Anabaptist voices today.

His first book, Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, is available wherever books are sold. Undiluted takes a hard look at the ways American culture has caused us to miss out on the most important aspect of Christian faith: Jesus. Undiluted invites you into his personal journey and into a journey of your own to rediscover that the Jesus of the New Testament looks a lot more radical than the one we often grew up with.

Ironically for an Anabaptist who has committed to a life of total nonviolence, Ben is a retired Professional Military Education Instructor with the United States Air Force.

Ben is currently working on his second book which is scheduled for release in 2015 and is available for both domestic and international speaking engagements.