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

On an Interventionist God

Jan 24, 2017

It is as regular as clockwork: whenever tragedy strikes the atheists and God-haters come out in force, attacking believers, taking cheap shots, and making smart-alec remarks, as if they are somehow on the high moral and intellectual ground.

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Terrorism in Melbourne, Again

Jan 20, 2017

By now most people know that a 26-year-old man ran down innocent men, women and children with a car in downtown Melbourne. The only thing more shocking than this is the refusal by the authorities – once again – to

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Theology and God’s Sovereignty

Jan 18, 2017

A topic that has been the stuff of thousands of years of discussion is not going to get very far in a short article from me. So let me narrow things down right away: here I want to just look

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Interfaith or Biblical Faith

Jan 17, 2017

There is one set of events happening all too often, while another one never seems to happen at all. The former has to do with Christian churches and Christian leaders bending over backwards to accommodate Islam. Nothing wrong with some

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Can God Do Anything?

Jan 15, 2017

When discussing any topic about God we are of course greatly limited in our understanding. He is infinite and we are not. He is perfect and we are not. The good news is that God has revealed himself to us

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Not All Lifestyles Are Equal

Jan 11, 2017

The sexual anarchists keep telling us that all sexual lifestyles deserve the same acceptance and endorsement, and we should not single out any behaviours as better or worse than others. But as I and others have carefully documented, there are

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A Generation of Offended Snowflakes

Jan 10, 2017

While most secular lefties today would want nothing to do with such (in their view) outdated notions as the Ten Commandments, they in fact still cling to a few moral absolutes which they insist must remain inviolate. One of them

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On Recovering the Reality of Sin

Jan 9, 2017

There was a time when everyone pretty much knew they were dirty rotten scoundrels. Of course back then most people had at least a vague belief in God as well. Today in the West we tend not to believe in

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On Aggressive Christianity

Jan 7, 2017

Should believers be engaged in aggressive Christianity? That is, should they be determined, fearless, strong in the Lord, and empowered from on high with Holy Ghost boldness? Should they be boldly proclaiming the gospel and taking a strong stand for

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On Bored Believers

Jan 6, 2017

You all know what an oxymoron is right? In part it involves a contradiction in terms – or what seems to be. Examples are many: A married bachelor. A round square. Homosexual marriage. Arab unity. Here is one I would

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Another Day, Another Islamic Slaughter

Jan 1, 2017

OK, this time a popular nightclub in Istanbul frequented by Westerners is targeted by terrorists. So far we have around 35 dead and 40 injured. It is still early days, but the terrorists were said to have spoken Arabic (ruling

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On 30,000 Islamic Terror Attacks

Dec 30, 2016

We all remember the 9/11 Islamic terror attack – or we certainly should remember! The 2001 attacks in America were a wakeup call to many about the enemy we face. Yet sadly for the 15 years that have followed, we

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