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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.


Book Reviews

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

“Shut Up, Bigot! Civil Rights and Same-Sex Marriage” – Explained and Defended

Following up on my Public Discourse essay from last August (“Shut Up, Bigot! The Intolerance of Tolerance”), I have written a second essay that addresses the central objection I encountered to my original piece. The main objection was that tolerance for traditional views of human sexuality and marriage (i.e., opposite-sex relations that…

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History & Culture

The Problem with Phobia Mania

Recently I read an article by Chris Gehrz called, “Evangelical Islamophobia.” Although the topic is quite fascinating, I am not favorable toward the author’s perspective. There are a number of drawbacks that require more careful thinking on this topic. The Nature of “Phobias” A trending movement these days is to attach…

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Book Review: "When Harry Became Sally" by Ryan T. Anderson

← Back to Book Reviews Ryan T. Anderson. When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment. New York: Encounter Books, 2018. 251 pp. Hardcover, $19.31. ISBN: 978-1594039614. What...

Tribute to Billy Graham (1918-2018)

Three weeks ago, on February 21, 2018, Billy Graham passed from this world and entered into glory. He was 99, a mere nine months away from becoming a centenarian. Over...