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Welcome to Theology for the Public Square

My name is Ben R. Crenshaw, and I write on the intersection of Christianity and contemporary life in order to promote a virtuous and flourishing society.

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Books are an important and tested source of knowledge in our media driven, sound-bite age. I read often and widely and review important works in both brief and in-depth articles. Click the link to read more.

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History & Culture

Thanksgiving Reflection 2017

At daybreak on the morning of November 9, 1620, the sea-weary and anxious souls aboard the Dutch vessel Mayflower beheld the pristine coast of Cape Cod off New England. As their leader William Bradford recounted, the passengers were “not a little joyful” and were “much comforted…[by] seeing so goodly a land,…

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Academic Advice & Resources

For the Love of Reading

A room without books is like a body without a soul. – G. K. Chesterton For some time now I have been thinking about articulating my philosophy for reading and building a personal library. I have been engaged in this lifestyle since the middle of college (2009), where my passion for…

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Off the Cuff

Beware of “Honest Conversations”

Recently I had the opportunity to take part in a Facebook group discussing the soon-to-be released book by Ken Wytsma, The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege. The group was called “The Myth of Equality: An Honest Dialogue on Privilege.” As I read through a number of…

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Politics & Economics

The Threat of Executive Orders

In a recent op-ed piece entitled “‘Issues’ or America?,” American economist Thomas Sowell denounced presidential executive orders, pointing out that people often become so focused on debating the merits or demerits of policy they forget that the legislative process is being circumvented and our Constitution and freedoms silently eroded. What…

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