Ben Palmer

Ben works for a mentoring charity in London, but boasts a CV that includes a year of living as a monk.


19 articles by Ben

It’s been over a year and I still haven’t slept with my girlfriend

Life

It’s been over a year and I still haven’t slept with my girlfriend

I’m aware our sexual inactivity is something that makes us pretty odd. It’s not down to a lack of attraction, self-isolation or any other issue that keep couples from having sex. For us, it’s a choice we made.

Did you hear about the millennial who turned 29?

Life

Did you hear about the millennial who turned 29?

No, it’s not a joke. It’s serious. But before you roll your eyes at another millennial finding any excuse for an existential crisis, you may want to read why turning 29 is potentially panic-inducing.

When you know of sexual abuse in the Church

Opinion

When you know of sexual abuse in the Church

It's been utterly ghastly to hear my friends share the drawn out reality of trying to prosecute someone for sexually abusing a child. The sexual abuse of children is an unspeakable evil, but its unspoken nature allows it to continue. Every institution, from the courts to the church, are failing exactly the people they should protect.

6 reasons Jesus hated religion

Faith

6 reasons Jesus hated religion

Ever thought religion was just after your money? Closed-minded, full of hypocrites, tribal and sexist? Well, you might find you have more in common with the man who started the world's largest religion than you'd expect.

You do you: finding yourself in the random events of life

Life

You do you: finding yourself in the random events of life

Growing up I didn't have a clue what I wanted to be. I still don't now. I don't think I'm alone. Yet people still love to say 'you do you'.

If it’s not on Strava, did you even run?

Life

If it’s not on Strava, did you even run?

Having downloaded Strava, I felt compelled to always try to run as fast and far as I could. Simply because it was measured. But I soon found that – in life, not just in running – what I measured controlled me...

Did you know there are unicorns in the Bible?

Faith

Did you know there are unicorns in the Bible?

It's the God's honest truth, unicorns are in the Bible. They feature more than once, cross my heart and hope to die.

2019: the year no-one is anticipating

Life

2019: the year no-one is anticipating

2019: the Prince Charles-esque warm up act no-one has been waiting for. Not many people seem to think it will be a happy, new year. Wouldn't we be better off skipping to 2020?

Why I didn’t enjoy living rent-free in London

Life

Why I didn’t enjoy living rent-free in London

After trying to avoid paying rent in London by moving from sofas to hostels to forest floors 62 times in 11 countries in 91 days, Ben finally reckons he's found something worth paying London rent for.

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