Benjamin L. Corey
Ben is an author, writer, speaker, minister, and tattoo collector.
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 a doctoral student at Fuller Seminary for the degree of Doctor of Missiology. His field of study is church mobilization for the purposes of addressing cultural injustices; his dissertation topic is a discovery of the best practices of human trafficking aftercare which best promote shalom in the lives of those who have been freed from modern slavery.
He currently lives in Auburn, Maine with his wife Tracy and their Incan Cowgirl, Johanna (11). 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 to Jim Wallis’ blog, God’s Politics, on Sojourners as well as Red Letter Christians and Evangelicals for Social Action. He has also been featured as a guest on HuffPost Live.
His first book, Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, is scheduled for release in August, 2014. 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 a Jesus that looks more radical than the one you grew up with.
Ben is a retired Professional Military Education Instructor with the United States Air Force, but has since become an Anabaptist. Formerly Fundie, the blog, discusses the intersection of faith and culture from a progressive/emergent/neo-anabaptist vantage point. It is Ben’s hope that the blog and books will help guide and shape a new generation of Jesus followers who identify with emerging expressions of Christianity to develop greater articulation and influence, as they help others experience paradigm shifts.
Ben is currently working on his second book, Without A Tribe: Learning To Do Life As A Christian Outsider (Destiny Image).