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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

No, The Bible Doesn’t Say The Earth Is Only 6,000 Years Old

Fundamentalists of the “young earth” variety will often claim that the earth is just 6,000 years old. Their reasoning? The Bible says so. In fact, I’ve been following Ken Ham lately, and some of the stuff being put out by Answers in Genesis (Ken has blocked me on Facebook, FWIW) to see if they’ve had any new arguments. I’m continually amazed at how the young

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Benjamin L. Corey

Rethinking Judas: Maybe He Wasn’t A Bad Guy, But Was Just Like You And Me

Growing up we learn that Judas was the disciple who betrayed Jesus, and that’s true. What is also true is that Judas, I believe, is profoundly misunderstood. The truth is, while he did screw over Jesus, I don’t think Judas was a bad guy– I just think he made a tragic miscalculation, like we all do at times. As I’ve said over the years, the cultural

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Benjamin L. Corey

5 Things You’re Reading, When You’re Reading The Bible

I love the Bible. It’s why I spent eight years of my life in seminary, why I’ve served as a church pastor even when they couldn’t afford to pay me, and is why even now I end up finding Greek flashcards in the most random places in my house. But my love for the Bible includes honesty. When we love someone or something, it’s easy

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Benjamin L. Corey

The Wicked Idolatry of Pat Robertson (Jesus, and ONLY Jesus, Is Our Hope)

  Pat Robertson has said some crazy things over the years. Some of them are amusing. Some of them are dangerous… And some of them are pure idolatrous. The other day on the 700 club, Pat said something that stepped far outside of any legitimate form of Christianity, and strayed so far into idolatry, that he might as well boil down his jewelry and make a

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Benjamin L. Corey

Things You (Might) Mistakenly Believe About The Book of Revelation

  If you grew up in Evangelicalism/Fundamentalism, you probably grew up with a doom-and-gloom view of the future and “end times.” Me? I grew up with the whole deal: raptures, tribulations, the Antichrist, and even warnings that those things we first called “barcodes” might actually be the mark of the beast. End times belief is so much more than an area of theology. It is

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Benjamin L. Corey

Yes, What Israel Is Doing To Palestinians Is Actually Genocide.

In the Israel/Palestine conflict, is Israel guilty of genocide against the Palestinians? Yes– absolutely. The other day I wrote a short piece on why the Bible does not command us to blindly stand with the modern state of Israel, and one of the points I made is that Israel is guilty of genocide. There were no shortage of internet commenters who objected to my use

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Benjamin L. Corey

No, The Bible Doesn’t Command We “Stand With Israel”

When reporting or lamenting over the gross human rights violations and genocide by the modern state of Israel against the Palestinian people, many Christians immediately freak the heck out. In fact, I am often told that I am “not a Christian” because I dare criticize the state of Israel’s behavior, as if blind support of a modern nation state were an obligation of being a

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Benjamin L. Corey

Biblical Salvation: How It’s Possible To Be A Christian And Still Not Be “Saved”

Growing up evangelical, one of the primary questions we were taught to ask strangers was: “Are you saved?” Or, better yet: “If you died tonight do you know where you’d go?” The concept of being saved was pretty simple, really: You’re a sinner headed for hell, Jesus died to take your punishment, and if you “ask him into your heart” you’ll go to heaven instead

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There’s Only Two Types Of “Christian” (And You Should Be Able To Tell The Difference)

As one who studies culture for a living– most specifically, religious culture, I will tell you that technically there are over 40,000 Christian sects in the world. But realistically? There’s only two kinds of Christian– and honestly, I’m tired of pretending there’s not. It doesn’t matter what kind (denomination) of Christian you are; there are still only two types: one is the member of a Christian religion,

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Benjamin L. Corey

5 Ways To Be Political The Way Jesus & Early Christians Were Political

Some say that Christianity by nature is political. To a great degree, that’s absolutely true– though I think we must be careful to not simply leave it there as if Christianity is political in the way the world is political– because it’s not. Christianity is political precisely because it declares that “Jesus is Lord.” When the first Christians began to utter that now central confession of

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Dear Conservatives: Since When Did You Start Loving Executive Orders?

Dear Conservatives, You know, I’ve been watching– and here’s a funny thing: my memory isn’t too shabby. I watched you in my newsfeed for eight long years. I listened to you on the news, and on radio talk shows. I read the articles you wrote. A lot of us did. And here’s the thing: You *hated* it when President Obama signed executive orders. While it

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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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