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

The End of Comfortable Christianity

Aug 26, 2016

Let’s face it: believers in the West have had a dream run up until recently. It has been easy street, big time. Christians and non-Christians pretty much lived together conflict-free, and often one was not all that distinguishable from the

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More Ugly Leftist Hypocrisy

Aug 25, 2016

It is getting to the point where if I am asked to define what leftism is all about, I simply offer the word hypocrisy. The two seem to go together so often, that they may be twins separated at birth.

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Rio: Gold, Glory and God

Aug 22, 2016

The Summer Olympics at Rio are now history (although the closing ceremony is still taking place as I write). There was plenty of gold on offer, and plenty of glory, but what I want to emphasise here is the fact

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How To Destroy a Culture and Our Children

Aug 17, 2016

If a race of hostile aliens from another planet wanted to know how to destroy the West from within, they could scarcely improve upon what we are already doing to ourselves. By dumbing down an entire generation, teaching them to

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Making Excuses for Sin and Evil

Aug 15, 2016

There have always been apologists for evil. But here I especially refer to those who should not be such apologists. We expect those committing sin and engaging in evil to seek to justify and whitewash what they are doing. But

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God, Satan and Self

Aug 14, 2016

This is a theological and biblical exercise, dealing with topics that have been debated for centuries. Indeed, entire libraries have been written on such topics, so this is going to be the briefest of brief introductions to it all. But

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The Need for Perspective

Aug 13, 2016

Anyone who has flown on a plane knows about perspective. From many thousands of feet up in the air we can see things far differently than when we are earth-bound. We start to see a much bigger picture, and can

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More AFL PC Madness

Aug 12, 2016

It is getting to the place where I almost need to do regular columns on the Australian Football League. It seems that on a weekly basis it is becoming more and more of a political activist body, pushing every lousy

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Phelps and the Gold Standard

Aug 11, 2016

The Rio summer Olympics are not even halfway over yet, but already some major records have been broken. One that stands shoulders above all the rest is the ongoing performance of swimmer Michael Phelps. The American athlete had already taken

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There Is Only One We Dare Not Offend

Aug 10, 2016

Taking offense has become a national pastime in much of the West. Everyone seems to be getting offended about something. We have not only become an easily offended people, but we are even now making laws about all this. Vilification

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The Enduring Message of Repentance

Aug 9, 2016

God does not change and his Word does not change. What we learn about God in the Old Testament is the same as what we find about God in the New. Sure, we learn more about God as revelation progresses

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Rio, Christ and the Olympics

Aug 6, 2016

Millions of people have just watched the opening ceremony of the 31st Olympiad, the summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro. Now they will settle down for over two weeks of sport, competition and athleticism. And it will be quite a

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