Benjamin L. Corey is a cultural anthropologist, public theologian, author, international speaker, faith-related consultant, and commentator. He is a retired member of the Armed Forces turned non-violence & anti-war advocate who has dedicated his time advocating for such movements as Vote Common Good and RAWtools. As a former member of the Religious Right, Benjamin now speaks boldly from the Christian Left.
He is passionate about experiencing and understanding people and diverse cultures, traveling to over 40 countries in his lifetime– including living extended periods abroad. From Germany to Guam, he has set foot on every continent but Antartica. BLC is also a travel ambassador for the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Jordan, and leads group excursions throughout the magical landscape and rich history of Jordan. He has also served with World Vision USA, traveling & writing about cold weather poverty in Armenia, and bringing awareness to anti-poverty initiatives in the Dominican Republic.
Benjamin is a two-time cum laude graduate of Gordon-Conwell with graduate degrees in theology and intercultural studies, and went on to earn his doctorate in the field intercultural studies from Fuller. Committed to pursuing the things close to God’s heart, he has invested his education, time, and work around social justice issues such as trafficking, poverty, gender inequality, racism, and more.
He is the author of two books; Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear Based Faith, and Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, and his blog, Formerly Fundie, has been read by millions each year. BLC has been featured or interviewed in such places as TIME, CNN, and HuffingtonPost.