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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Crisis, Christianity, and Compassion

Mar 27, 2020

Mass crises have struck us before, and we need to learn from history how Christians have responded:

In dark times, the light of Christ is meant to shine the most. In this present corona crisis it is hoped that individual

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Corona, Crisis, and Health Care

Mar 26, 2020

It is too easy to let mere utilitarian concerns determine how people get medical treatment in a time of crisis:

We live in a finite world with finite resources, so often there may need to be some rationing or prioritising

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Occupy Till He Comes

Mar 25, 2020

In a sense we Christians carry on as normal, even in a time of crisis:

The other day I wrote a piece about no more business as usual. In it I mainly had in mind two broad concerns: One, that

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Faith in a Time of Crisis

Mar 23, 2020

The corona crisis is revealing what sort of faith we have – if any:

There is nothing like a major crisis to show us what we are made of. And for the Christian, there is nothing like a major crisis

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No More Business As Usual?

Mar 21, 2020

The most important thing is to let God change us during this time of crisis:

It seems we have heard these words before: “The world is now forever changed.” “There can be no more business as usual.” “There is no

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Plagues, Panic and Providence

Mar 20, 2020

Both biblical and secular history can be of great help in times of crisis:

As always, having an understanding of history can be extremely helpful, especially in dark times. Understanding that our current situation is not all that unique, and

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China, Communism, Racism, and Viruses

Mar 19, 2020

We need some realism on the Chinese Communists and their role in this virus:

Let me make a few things quite clear. One, Communists have never cared about people. Communists are only concerned about power. And the Chinese communist rulers

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Western Tyranny In Action

Mar 18, 2020

Tyrannical governments are now being supplemented by tyrannical media giants:

The ability to control information and the flow of information as much as possible is the hallmark of a fascist regime. All totalitarians seek to determine what information is available.

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‘Will He Find Faith?’

Mar 17, 2020

Do God’s people really have faith, especially in times of crisis?

In the Parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8 Jesus finishes with these words: “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”. In the

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Coronavirus, Christianity, History and Faith

Mar 14, 2020

Here are some spiritual and historical considerations to keep in mind during these turbulent times:

With Coronavirus occupying everyone’s attention (and you know it is serious when most folk’s favourite sporting events are being cancelled), the Christian has a unique

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Better Dead Citizens Than ‘Islamophobia’

Mar 13, 2020

Even more Islamic terror attacks that are not Islamic or terror-related!

Two people were murdered in Melbourne, but the authorities have NO idea what motivated Mohammed Ibrahim to do it! A stabbing spree in Brisbane by an Afghani, but authorities

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Crises, Liberty and the State

Mar 12, 2020

The powers of the state can expand exponentially during times of crisis:

I just got back from our local shopping mall. It may just be me, but it seemed that there were fewer people there than usual. Staying away for

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Are You in the Trenches?

Mar 12, 2020

It can get lonely and discouraging doing pitched battle in the trenches:

In an age of computer-driven weaponry and long-distance warfare, the older methods of man-to-man combat is becoming less and less necessary. Why bother with one-on-one fighting when a

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‘We Must Accept Everyone and Everything’

Mar 11, 2020

Here are some things I will not tolerate:

How often have you heard Christians claim that we should just love everybody, not disagree with anyone, and just get along? They have the mistaken notion that Christianity is all about tolerance

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