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

Lessons From Bonhoeffer

Apr 26, 2011

There is plenty that we can learn from the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, especially when it comes to challenging a sleeping, compromising and errant church. He was among the first to see the warning signs about the Nazis, and took

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Shock Art and Anti-Christian Bigotry, Again

Apr 20, 2011

Some people thrive on being controversial. Indeed, for many, it is the only way they can make a living. The more controversial, shocking and outrageous they are, the more attention they get, and often, the more money they can make.

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The Tolerance Brigade Strikes Again

Apr 4, 2011

Don’t you just love it the way the tolerance brigade operates? It seems the louder they shout ‘tolerance’ the more intolerant they become. This is especially to be seen in the various activities of the secular social engineers. As they

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On God’s Justice

Mar 6, 2011

It is a bit risky to speak about God’s justice today, and here I especially have in mind talking to other believers about it. We have had such wishy washy views of God enter our churches that few want to

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Muddling Through the War

Mar 2, 2011

At around 1am in the morning I was taking a brief stroll through the Internet, checking out the new day’s headlines. Alas, this exercise brought me much more than I expected. Within the space of four minutes I ran across

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Judges Now Ban Christianity

Mar 1, 2011

My headline is admittedly slightly exaggerated, but only just. In another appalling case of judicial activism, anti-Christian bigotry, and ruthless social engineering, two English high Court judges have effectively declared war on Christianity.

These two mere mortals have made a

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Pro-Aborts Say the Dumbest Things

Feb 21, 2011

This won’t be the first time I draw your attention to some really intellectually-challenged pro-abortion remarks, and it won’t be the last. The pro-abortion position is so morally and intellectually indefensible, that when the pro-death camp seeks to defend abortion,

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Anti-Christian Bigotry on Campus

Feb 17, 2011

There used to be a time when universities were known for being bastions of freedom of speech in which openness to ideas and genuine intellectual inquiry were affirmed. But that is no longer the case at many Western campuses. Instead

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Esther and Providence

Feb 6, 2011

The Old Testament book of Esther is much loved by many, especially by Jewish readers. For in it we learn about the remarkable preservation of the Jewish people. It is an altogether providential occurrence, although rather oddly, God never gets

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Why Does The Age Hate Christianity?

Dec 20, 2010

Leave it to the secular militants at the Melbourne Age to feature not one but two opinion pieces at Christmas time by atheists telling us we don’t need Jesus to enjoy Christmas! Imagine that. One piece is just not enough,

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Continuing Christian Persecution

Dec 2, 2010

Perhaps most Australian and Western Christians would not have known it, but Sunday November 14 was the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. Hopefully some churches did take part in this. The good news is that we set

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More PC Mischief and Mayhem

Nov 11, 2010

Whenever the forces of political correctness and a morally bankrupt mainstream media come together, you know there is going to be trouble, big time. Indeed, simply get a lesbian couple screaming ‘discrimination’ and you have created a media firestorm. The

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More Western Decline: London the New Mecca

Oct 28, 2010

The Islamification of the UK and Europe is well under way. Creeping sharia continues unabated, and the indicators of this transformation are everywhere to be found. The most recent was this headline from the Daily Mail: “Mohammed is now the

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More Attacks on Our Christian Freedoms

Oct 23, 2010

With almost monotonous regularity I document on this site how the homosexual activists and their PC supporters are working overtime to silence anyone who dares to withstand their agenda to remake society in their own image. Governments around the Western

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