The Rev. Benjamin Anthony is a member of the cohort of Fellows in Theology and Practice at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He was formerly the Episcopal Chaplain to Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
The Rev. Benjamin Anthony is a member of the cohort of Fellows in Theology and Practice and working on a Ph.D. degree at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
He was the Episcopal Chaplain to Emory University from October 2007 to May 2009. In this role he served as a pastor to the university's students and faculty on behalf of the Diocese of Atlanta.
Earlier Ben served as associate priest for youth and young adults at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta.
Ben grew up in Kokomo, IN, and is a graduate of Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN. He received a master of divinity degree from Emory's Candler School of Theology in 2003.
The Rev. Benjamin Anthony talks with Day1 host Peter Wallace about his ministry with youth and how the church can deal with youth culture.More...
When you turn a television's color contrast up to an extreme, the resulting picture is lurid, garishly distorted into unnatural hues and forms. Whatever was originally there to view and to enjoy disappears into a horror show of color and obscurity. Any reading of scripture is liable to a dramatic turn of its color contrast, a liability that is made more dangerous when such distorted readings are presented as episodes that have been recorded in pristine high-definition fidelity. Rendered in extreme tones, Jesus' parable of the vine and the branches can be read as filled with the threat and malice of eternal punishment. Seen without distortion it is a beautiful illustration of what a faithful life can be patterned after.Read full transcript...