AUTHOR, SPEAKER, AND RESEARCHER WITH A FOCUS ON VOCATIONAL DISCERNMENT AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT.
Ben loves helping people think more deeply about the places around them and the roles they can play to bless others.
After serving as an entrepreneurial leader in Christian higher education for fifteen years, Ben earned his Ph.D. in Education, focusing his research on higher education in conflict zones. For his dissertation, he focused on teaching and learning in the occupied Palestinian town of Bethlehem, in the West Bank.
Ben is working on a book about the ways American Christians perceive and conceive of places around them, the cultural myths about land that they adopt or adapt, and the ways that Christians can recover a more faithful, historic relationship to the physical world.
Watch a Recent Talk by Ben
SPEAKING ABOUT VOCATION WITH THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF PITTSBURGH
Hear Ben talk about the three types of vocation in the Christian life, three cautions to keep in mind, and practical ideas for ministery.
READ MORE ABOUT BEN'S WORK IN INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
How the iLab at Wheaton’s Center for Faith and Innovation uses Christian Community and Diversity of Critical Thought to Solve Real-World Business Problems
READ MORE ABOUT BEN'S RESEARCH IN PALESTINE
Palestinian faculty, administrators, and students in the West Bank go about their work in an unparalleled context, experiencing obstacles and challenges that are singularly unique in the world. In the context of these conditions, participants in the academy approach the work of producing and sharing knowledge with creativity, innovation, and dedication.