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

On Homosexual Conservatism

Feb 19, 2017

We increasingly find the homosexual movement hopping into bed with the conservative movement. Some conservatives think that this is a good thing. I am not so sure. While it is good to have conservative allies of various stripes, are we

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Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe), RIP

Feb 19, 2017

A leading figure in the abortion wars – on both sides – has just passed away. Norma McCorvey was the “Jane Roe” of the 1973 American abortion decision, Roe v Wade. Later she became a Christian and worked tirelessly on

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Michael Novak, RIP

Feb 18, 2017

One of the most prolific, influential and important social commentators of recent times has just passed away at the age of 83. Michael Novak was a key Catholic thinker who wrote copiously on economic, political, social, ethical and theological themes.

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Bathroom Wars

Feb 17, 2017

Until recently no one had any good reason to write an article about bathrooms. Why would they have? Sadly however, bathrooms have now become a hot topic, all because of the radical gender bender wars which are raging all around

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Going Back To Egypt

Feb 16, 2017

I am rereading the book of Numbers. As the title implies, there are a lot of numbers found here – lists of Israelite tribes and census enumerations for example. There are also portions of the law being given. But there

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Some Good News in the Culture Wars

Feb 15, 2017

In an ongoing state of war – and that is what the many moral, social and cultural fights are in fact all about – there will be ebbs and flows, wins and losses, victories and defeats, good news and bad

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Out of Control Abortion Myths

Feb 12, 2017

Whenever the abortion debate comes up, you can expect some pretty wild and woolly offerings from the pro-death camp. They seem to thrive on ad hominem attacks, non-sequiturs, red herrings, emotionalism, and just plain lunacy when it comes to defending

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God and Niceness

Feb 10, 2017

In an age where mankind reigns supreme, and God – if he is thought to exist at all – is merely an appendage to us and our whims, the biblical gospel is very easily and so often dumbed down into

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You Always Hurt the One You Love

Feb 8, 2017

In the midst of a busy speaking schedule in Brisbane my wife and I managed to have some time out for brunch. As we enjoyed our meal near the beach, over the sound system they played an old John Lennon

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Cory Bernardi and Lixit

Feb 7, 2017

It is official: South Australian Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi has exited the Liberal Party, forming his own conservative party. The decision was made just moments ago as parliament resumed for the year. It is already causing huge waves both within

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Say No to Drug Injecting Rooms

Feb 6, 2017

The drug legalisation activists are ever at work to push their agenda, and any excuse will do to further bring about their aims. When reports about how people die from drug overdoses make the news, for example, they will argue

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On Offering Correction

Feb 4, 2017

This is another article basically for Christians only, and as with so many of these pieces, one directed at myself just as much as at others. It has to do with correcting others, especially publically. Now that in itself is

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Free Speech, Fascism, and the Left

Feb 3, 2017

Free speech is regarded as being inimical to fascism, and rightly so. And leftists routinely claim that they are the enemies of fascism and the champions of free speech. But as we see over and over again of late, it

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Some Sanity on the US Entry Restrictions

Feb 2, 2017

The lunar left has gone ballistic over the recent executive order of the Trump administration to restrict in very limited ways various arrivals into the US. You would have thought that he bombed Mecca, declared Islam to be a verboten

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Gorsuch: Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

Feb 1, 2017

Trump’s original list of 21 US Supreme Court justice nominees to replace Antonin Scalia who died in February last year was recently brought down to a top-two choice:

-Thomas Hardiman, 51, from Massachusetts, a federal judge on the United States

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