S. Benjamin Holsteen
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Education: BA in English (Minor in Theatre Arts), Westmont College
Benjamin is interested in the realm of the melancholic in sacred and secular art – particularly within popular music, poetry, film, theatre, literature, classic works of mystical/contemplative spirituality, and Biblical texts of lamentation – and the unique potential for theological reflection on hope within the affective spaces such works create.
His wife and children and exploring as much of life, the universe, and everything with them as possible; making music (under the name Achers) alongside his wife Anna; Belgian National Football (Allez les Diables Rouges!!!); Nick Cave; Twin Peaks; The Book of Common Prayer.