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

The God of Israel

Jul 1, 2019

“I the Lord do not change.” We find that statement in the Old Testament – in Malachi 3:6. The New Testament affirms the same truth. For example James 1:17 says this: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming

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There Can Be No Peace

Jun 29, 2019

Many people today are proclaiming “peace, peace” when there is no peace. They seem to think that everything is just rosy, and they treat those of us who seek to warn of real dangers and real threats as if we

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Rock Stars and Life Guidance

Jun 27, 2019

Pop stars and rock stars are not usually known as great and enduring moral philosophers. And we should not expect them to be. But nonetheless, often what they say and sing about becomes a creed to live by, at least

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Folau: The Never Ending Story

Jun 26, 2019

Lest people think I might be obsessed with Folau, they need to understand that it is not me who is obsessed, but his many enemies who will just NOT stop their ongoing persecution of him. The folks at GoFundMe thought

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Folau, Faith, Freedom, and Fake Friends

Jun 25, 2019

The Israel Folau story seems to be never ending. But that is because it deals with some of the most important things there are, including the place of religious liberty in an increasingly secular and hostile society. This is NOT

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Folau, the Left, and Double Standards

Jun 24, 2019

When I penned my 15th piece on Israel Folau yesterday, I really thought that would be the last one – for sure! But it seems that every day, if not every hour, a new development arises. New twists and turns

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The Haters and Bigots Are Still After Folau

Jun 23, 2019

Having already written 14 full or partial articles in the past 14 months about Christian Rugby star Israel Folau, I really did not think I would be writing any more. But as anti-Christian bigotry and Folau-bashing keeps ramping up, it

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Worldviews: Ultimately a Theological War

Jun 23, 2019

Everywhere we look we find conflict. There are political wars, there are ideological wars, there are culture wars, and there are religious wars. Overwhelmingly, behind all this is a much larger war – a war of worldviews. To understand the

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“As Long As It Makes You Happy”

Jun 21, 2019

One of the dumbest bits of advice anyone can give you is to run with whatever makes you happy. This has become an unofficial default ethical principle for most people in the West. They may not always be able to

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On Christian Political Involvement

Jun 21, 2019

I have written dozens of pieces explaining why it is fully biblical and fully Christian for believers to be involved in politics. Yet I still keep getting folks trying to tell me that this is just not on, or that

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Should Christians Love Their Country?

Jun 19, 2019

I am not aware of too many Christians who do not live in some country somewhere. Unless they permanently live in a space shuttle, they are from a country. And even that person is likely to still be a citizen

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