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Quick thoughts on important issues

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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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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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Politics & Economics

The 2018 Immigration and Asylum Crisis

From April – June 2018, the Trump administration pursued a “zero-tolerance” policy of enforcing immigration law in order to deter illegal immigration. The policy, which was quickly decried for “separating children from their parents,” was unpopular with the public and elicited numerous objections. Some of these protests came from Church…

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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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