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

Australia Day or Invasion Day

Jan 26, 2017

The radical left has never been a fan of Western civilisation. It seeks at every turn to deride, attack, criticise and undermine the values and achievements of the West. So it comes as no surprise that each year when Australia

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The City of Man vs the City of God

Oct 20, 2016

Allow me to engage in rather broad-brush strokes here as I look at current events through the eyes of history, especially church history. I have written often about the values of Western civilisation in general, and the appalling election choices

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September 11 Fifteen Years On

Sep 11, 2016

The world had one of those frozen-in time-moments 15 years ago as hijacked planes flew into the Twin Towers and elsewhere in America. The world stood still as we were all transfixed, watching our television screens as Islamic terrorists committed

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Islam’s Long History of Targeting Europe

Jul 18, 2016

Europe has always been a major target of Islam throughout its 1400-year history. What we see taking place today with jihadist attack in major European cities, Islamic no-go zones in many European locales, and creeping sharia, etc, demonstrates the ongoing

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Independence Day

Jul 4, 2016

Regrettably most people seeing this title will be thinking of a 1996 film, or the brand new sequel to it. (Speaking of which, I enjoyed the first instalment and hope soon to see the second!) But that is not what

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The War Against Parents

Mar 11, 2016

In 1996 Hillary Clinton famously pushed the line that it takes a village to raise a child. Of course that was simply leftist code word for letting the state usurp the role of the parents. The truth is, it takes

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The Only Hope for the West

Feb 18, 2016

Leaders come and go and nations come and go. God can use both for his purposes. Think of a Moses, or the judges (as in the book of Judges), or Esther, or even a pagan king like Cyrus of Persia

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Reagan, Life and Liberty

Feb 7, 2016

Exactly 105 years ago US President Ronald Reagan was born. The great man made a number of transitions during his life. He of course began as an actor and ended up as a politician. And he transitioned politically as well,

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Lincoln, Life and Liberty

Feb 6, 2016

Abraham Lincoln is remembered for many things. He was the 16th President of the United States, and he was assassinated while attending a theatre on April 15, 1865. But it was his fight against slavery, culminating in the Civil War

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