CultureWatch

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

Paris In Flames – Again

Nov 14, 2015

Not just Paris, but much of France is now in lockdown, and even places like neighbouring Belgium. Travel has been curtailed, borders closed, and panic reigns on the streets of Paris and beyond. A series of coordinated attacks around the

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Cluelessness is Not Next To Godliness

Nov 3, 2015

Tragically far too many believers seem to glide through life completely oblivious to the various wars and battles we are in, the array of enemies encircling us, and the ever increasing anti-Christian bigotry in the West. Everywhere the faith is

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Australian Liberty Alliance

Oct 21, 2015

On October 20, 2015 in Perth the new conservative political party the Australian Liberty Alliance was launched. Some 200 invited guests heard Dutch MP Geert Wilders and other speakers explain why the ALA was formed and what it hopes to

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Apostasy’s Bitter Fruit

Oct 6, 2015

Sin leads to more sin, and error leads to more error. When we reject God and his Word – even if claiming to represent him – we begin the steep descent into increasing rebellion, idolatry and apostasy. We have the

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On the Syrian Refugees

Sep 7, 2015

There are always certain issues, especially when clouded with emotive media imagery, which can result in people ceasing to reflect critically but simply run on emotions. The refugee issue is one such topic where emoting instead of thinking tends to

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Abortion Horror Stories

Aug 11, 2015

Abortion of course is always horrible because it always results in a dead baby. Abortion does not solve any problems, it does not offer any solutions – it simply kills a baby. So every abortion is a horror story of

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The Gathering Storm Against Christians

Mar 3, 2015

All over the West there is a war against Christians and Christianity taking place, and each day this is hotting up even more. Indeed, on a daily basis we find further ugly examples of anti-Christian bigotry taking place. I could

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On War Footing

Mar 2, 2015

The fact that military and warfare imagery is found throughout the Bible tells us a few things. One, it may tell us that ideological pacifism is a position not fully squared with the biblical record, but we will save that

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Auschwitz, War and Justice

Jan 30, 2015

Right now we are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The network of concentration camps set up by the Nazis in occupied Poland saw the death of over one million prisoners – most of them Jewish –

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On the Witchcraft Trials

Jan 19, 2015

A common tactic of critics of Christianity (be they atheists or Muslims or whoever) is to drag up various episodes from the past and claim that Christianity is just as bloody a religion as any other. So if you are

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We Are In a War

Jan 10, 2015

So, yet more dead men and women in France, because of the religion of peace. While the two jihadist brothers are also now dead, along with another one in East Paris, this is of course not the end of the

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Western Dhimmitude is Enabling Bloody Jihad

Jan 8, 2015

Imagine if the Christian religion were responsible for some 250 million deaths over a 1400 year period. Imagine if the New Testament brimmed with passages commanding the death of the unbeliever. Imagine if we had daily headlines of bloody terror

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Jihad in Paris

Jan 8, 2015

The story is still unfolding as I type, but at least 12 people are dead with others injured by two heavily-armed hooded gunmen in central Paris. Crying “Allahu Akbar” and shouting “We have avenged the Prophet,” they attacked the Paris

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Europe and the Decline of the Church

Jan 4, 2015

In a recent article I discussed the growing trend of Christians leaving church (mainly in America), while still remaining followers of Jesus. They have found other ways to fellowship and grow together with other Christians, but they are basically “done”

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France, Sharia and Jihad

Dec 23, 2014

Islam in Europe is a huge problem, and getting worse by the day. If all Muslims coming to the West readily accepted and embraced our core values and beliefs, we would have no problem. But many do not, and want

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