The Common Good

Ben Sutter

Online Assistant

Ben Sutter is online assistant at Sojourners. Ben is a 2013 graduate of Goshen College (Ind.) with degrees in communication and history.

Before coming to Sojourners, Ben dabbled in print, online, and video journalism; radio deejaying; and video production while at college. On campus, he enjoyed strengthening his video and online skills as managing editor for local news blog GoshenCommons.org and as a production assistant for FiveCore Media, an on-campus video production company. Earlier in college Ben worked directed and produced for the on-campus television station, GCTV, and served multiple semesters as a staff writer for the on-campus newspaper, The Record.

A native of South Bend, Ind., Ben grew up as an Anabaptist-Mennonite Christian and especially appreciates its emphases on community, daily discipleship, and personal and structural peace.

He really likes good conversation and good relationships, especially anything having to do with how faith applies to living daily life and anything about how media influences and affects culture. Ben also enjoys theological discussions, especially ones that offer him new viewpoints that he’s never considered.

Ben is a dedicated lover of the Cubs, although the past 10 (read 105) years have not been easy ones to be a Cubs fan, so that love has spread to watching the rest of baseball as well. He enjoys the writing of Malcolm Gladwell, Shane Hipps, and Kent M. Keith and the musical stylings of Shadrach Kabango.

You can follow Ben on Twitter.

Blog Posts by Ben Sutter

Posted by Ben Sutter 1 week 2 hours ago
At 5 a.m. on a Friday last August, 20-year-old Joshua Jank’s condition was worsening. Nurses at his hospice home in Fort Wayne, Ind. told his mother to gather anyone who wanted to say a last goodbye...
Posted by Ben Sutter 2 weeks 6 days ago
As preoccupied as I get with working, I love the deadly sin of sloth.Rather, I love to think that I’m above it. I value hard work and I work hard. I judge my days by my to-do lists and the number of...
Posted by Ben Sutter 9 weeks 6 days ago
Maybe it’s fitting that I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I came across this very clickable headline from the AP: “Go Figure: Facebook Read Daily More Than Bible.”Ouch. That one hits...
Posted by Ben Sutter 13 weeks 22 hours ago
The old city of Jerusalem is smaller than one square mile. In 5,000 years of recorded human history there have been 180 conflicts around the city. It has been conquered 44 times, and completely...
Posted by Ben Sutter 22 weeks 1 day ago
There is no mistaking it: Shad Kabango's music is authentic and tenacious. With incredible humility, he speaks from his heart, with no fear of calling out the inconsistencies he sees in the world.In...

Articles by Ben Sutter

Create your own scene from Corinth.

Radical Jesus: A Graphic History of Faith. Herald Press.