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Ben Griffith

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Who the Chick-fil-A Boycott Really Hurts

(124) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 5:08 PM

In the Chick-fil-A controversy I find myself without a team.

Like the left, I believe strongly that discrimination against the LGBT community is unjust and politically indefensible. But unlike the left I find that boycotting a corporation like Chick-fil-A is both unrealistic and contributes to a growing polarization in...

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Which God? The Real Difference Between Evangelical and Liturgical Churches

(80) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 12:15 PM

When people ask me why I want to be part of a liturgical church, I usually start describing the beauty of the liturgy, the excitement of the church calendar, or the historical rootedness that helps placate my fears about the legitimacy of Christianity. But the more I reflect, I realize...

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A Protestant Learns to Love the Church Fathers

(13) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 9:26 AM

Like beer and black coffee, the Church Fathers are an acquired taste.

Although young and still a graduate student, I am no newcomer to the Christian faith. But somehow, in the process of church, youth camps, undergrad Bible courses and extensive reading of Scripture, the Church Fathers -- the spiritual...

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What the Tea Party And Evangelicals Both Get Wrong

(112) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 11:44 AM

Tea Party politicians arranged for the Constitution to be read out loud in the House of Representatives last month. The recitation of America's founding document was performed for the first time in the 221-year history of the House and represents the Tea Party's insistence that we must go back to...

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