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

Christianity Out, Islam In

Jan 16, 2013

If you want a very quick, yet accurate, overview of the state of religion in the West today, my title is not a bad place to begin. That is basically what we see happening all over the West. As the

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Big Brother In Action

Jan 11, 2013

If you have ever read the dystopian novel by George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four (which appeared in 1949), and wondered what it would be like to live in such horrific days, well you need no longer wonder. We are basically now

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Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

Jan 2, 2013

January 5 is Hobby Lobby Day. If you have no clue what that means, you probably did not know about the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day of last year either. If that is the case, let me fill you in. Both are

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The Misotheist Scrooges Are At It Again

Dec 20, 2012

You can always tell when it is Christmas – or Easter, or other major Christian events – because the militant God-haters come out in force, seeking to make life miserable for everyone. In true Scrooge fashion some of these folks

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On Separating the Wheat and the Weeds

Nov 13, 2012

Scripture speaks of the final separation of the sheep and the goats, or the wheat and the tares. This is an eschatological judgment taking place when Christ returns (see eg., Matt 25:31-46). Those who are truly his will be separated

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Gospel Preaching Made Illegal

Oct 9, 2012

Increasingly in the Western world the ability to preach the gospel is being banned or greatly restricted.  The irony of course is that it was largely through the Judeo-Christian worldview that Western democracies were formed, and the various freedoms,

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Pro-Life Christians Arrested in Washington

Oct 2, 2012

It is always a bit jarring when you see pictures of friends you know from various social networking sites being arrested and rounded up into police vans. But that indeed has been happening this weekend in Washington D.C. A group

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Islam, Blasphemy and Free Speech

Oct 1, 2012

That free speech is a vital component of Western democracies goes without saying. That it is being slowly but effectively whittled away is also a truism. Everywhere we see faulty notions of tolerance, the unsavoury forces of political correctness, and

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They Will Hate You

Sep 24, 2012

As one who gets a regular – even daily – share of abuse and hatred, I can certainly relate to what we are told in Scripture and what we read about in church history. Whenever the gospel of Jesus Christ

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I Just Can’t Take All This Tolerance

Sep 13, 2012

Tolerance used to mean respecting a person and their right to speak, even if you strongly disagreed with what they had to say. Now it is the demand that we must embrace, accept and endorse not only every opinion, but

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The Never Ending Story (of Tolerance)

Sep 12, 2012

Just yesterday I offered three cases dating from September 10 of how the militants are destroying our freedoms – all in the name of tolerance and diversity. Well, here it is a mere 24 hours later, and now I have

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Tolerance Update, #3738

Sep 11, 2012

Yep, it’s time once again for another tolerance update. There is just so much tolerance going around by those who shout the most about tolerance that it is necessary to have regular updates. Daily would be ideal, but life is

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Homeschooling Under Threat

Sep 5, 2012

I have just penned a piece on how the secular humanists are targeting our children in public schools, and how successful they have been in their war against religion, as they push their own secular religion down the throats of

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Education Wars: The Battle for Our Children

Sep 4, 2012

There is perhaps no greater battleground than that of the education arena. He who can educate (or indoctrinate) our children will win not only our children but the future. For centuries we have known of the crucial importance of education,

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The End Is Near (Or It Sure Seems That Way)

Aug 28, 2012

If you wanted to come up with a great way of destroying civilisation, simply seek to radically tamper with human sexuality, undermine marriage, and destroy family. That would pretty much do the trick. And we are seeing this happen all

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