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Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is an author, speaker, scholar, and global traveler, who holds graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller. He is the author of Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, and Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith.

Benjamin L. Corey

The *Actual* Persecution of Christians In Trump’s America

Those on the Religious Right claim that Trump is a Christian president who cares about Christian values. Those on the Religious Right also claim that Trump is going to protect Christians from being persecuted for practicing their faith. But those who are on the front lines of being the hands and feet of Jesus know differently– Trump’s Amerika knows nothing of Christian values, nor is he

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Benjamin L. Corey

What About A Vagina Makes It So Hard To Teach The Bible?

We all know what people like John Piper think about women preaching and teaching the Bible from a church pulpit: That kind of thing is a boys only job. A follower recently asked him, “Should women be allowed to teach at seminary?” and I guess none of us were really surprised with his reply: That kind of thing is a boys only job. Personally, I don’t even

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Benjamin L. Corey

The Difficult Task of Including the Excluders at God’s Big Table

  During an interview the other day I was asked if progressive-minded Christians such as myself are hypocritical– if we are people who preach inclusion, while excluding some of our more conservative brothers and sisters. At first I agreed with the premise of his question… sort of. I believe we as Progressive Christians have blind spots, just as others do. Also like others, I believe

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Conservative Christian: Tell Me Again About How You’re “Pro-Family”?

A hallmark of being a conservative Christian is supposedly being “pro-life”. In the age of Trump and “nuke em’ all,” we of course know that the modern concept of being pro-life is a total farce– right along with the second hallmark of being a conservative Christian: The claim of being “pro-family.” Now, I think it’s important to note that “pro-family” never *really* meant pro-family to begin

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Benjamin L. Corey

Dear Evangelicals: Is Trump Still “Pro-Life” If He Gets Us All Killed?

When a variety of evangelical arguments failed to morally justify support for Donald Trump in the past presidential election, their argument ultimately boiled down to this: “But, but, but… he’s pro-life.” On one hand, I get the argument. The question of “Who will best preserve and uphold life?” is a critical question to me. And while I have never for a second viewed Donald Trump as

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Benjamin L. Corey

Core Values the Religious Right Taught Me, But Abandoned in the Age of Trump

I was a child of the Religious Right. From my 777 “To Hell With The Devil” t-shirt, to reading Like Lambs to the Slaughter so I could explain to my English teacher how her guided “relaxation” technique was demonic, I was programmed well. I grew up and eventually became an adult in the Religious Right. I left Gospel tracts with my tip at restaurants, was the

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Benjamin L. Corey

When Someone Far Away Loves You, Too (#Giving Tuesday)

When we first think about poverty in other countries around the world, some of the first images that come to mind tend to be mental images of poverty in warm climates such as Africa or India. However, cold-weather poverty is a unique reality in the world and presents its own set of challenges. While I grew up and live in an area that experiences bitter

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Benjamin L. Corey

How Ken Ham’s Religion Pushes Our Children Towards Atheism

Ken Ham and his followers may think they’re defending Christianity and ensuring that our faith will be passed along to future generations, but the reality is they’re putting our children and grandchildren at risk of rejecting the faith entirely. I think what’s particularly tragic is that it doesn’t have to be this way; what Ken and those in the Young Earth Creationist movement have done

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Benjamin L. Corey

Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith is Here Now!

From following my blog here on Patheos you know that I don’t shy away from critiquing the parts of American Christianity that I find problematic. I’m comfortable with controversy, but I don’t speak out simply for the sake of debate. I care deeply about the legacy of our Christian faith. I care about you and your faith journey. Over the past few years my Christian

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Benjamin L. Corey

Sometimes, We’ve Got to Put the Theological Gas Cans Down.

I make no apologies for being a theological bridge-burner and for the years I’ve spent both personally and publicly deconstructing my old faith structure. As a post-evangelical who, like countless others, has been in a slow process of untangling many of the beliefs of my youth, my faith has been in a long season of necessary deconstruction. Those who have left evangelicalism or fundamentalism—especially those

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Ever Had a Vulnerability Hangover? I Feel a Big One Looming In 11 Days.

This morning I woke up from a massive migraine before the sun had even cracked the horizon– it felt what I remember hangovers feeling like years ago, but multiplied by ten. As the day goes on I realize I’m on the verge of a different kind of hangover: a vulnerability hangover. I didn’t know what one was until my friend Reba Riley used the term a

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Benjamin L. Corey

Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is an author, speaker, scholar, and global traveler, who holds graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and received his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller. He is the author of Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus, and Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith.

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Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is a cultural anthropologist, public theologian, writer, speaker, global traveler, and tattoo collector. He is a two-time graduate of Gordon-Conwell with graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies, and went on to receive his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller. He is the author of Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, and Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus. In addition to his blog, Formerly Fundie, his work has been regularly featured by a wide array of media outlets such as TIME magazine and CNN, among others.

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Benjamin L. Corey

BLC is a cultural anthropologist, public theologian, writer, speaker, global traveler, and tattoo collector. He is a two-time graduate of Gordon-Conwell with graduate degrees in Theology & Intercultural Studies, and went on to receive his doctorate in Intercultural Studies from Fuller. He is the author of Unafraid: Moving Beyond Fear-Based Faith, and Undiluted: Rediscovering the Radical Message of Jesus. In addition to his blog, Formerly Fundie, his work has been regularly featured by a wide array of media outlets such as TIME magazine and CNN, among others.

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