Benjamin M. Stewart is the Gordon A. Braatz Associate Professor of Worship and Dean of Augustana Chapel at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where he has taught since 2009.
A frequent conference lecturer and ordained Lutheran pastor, Ben previously served as pastor to a small, Appalachian community in Ohio, and as village pastor to Holden Village retreat center in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington.
In addition to articles in a number of journals including Worship, Liturgy, and The Christian Century, Ben is author of A Watered Garden: Christian Worship and Earth’s Ecology (2011). He is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and serves as convener of its Liturgy and Ecology Seminar. He is currently working on a book on the ecotheological implications of natural burial practices.
Ben preached at Good Shepherd as part of the Theologian in Residence Program in October 2014.