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

Trump and Truth Versus Tyranny and Treason

Jul 8, 2020

President Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech is a must listen and share:

The militant left hates Trump, hates America, hates freedom, hates Christianity, hates the police, and hates just about everything decent and honourable. So here is a good rule of

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Darwin, Racism and Eugenics

Jul 6, 2020

With a new woke war on racism, it is time to reconsider Darwin:

There is little doubt that by today’s standards, Charles Darwin promoted racist views. So when will all the woke activists, all the Antifa militants, and all the

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Be Careful What You Ask For

Jun 27, 2020

We can learn much from the history of ancient Israel:

History is there to learn from. But what we are seeing with the destruction of statues and monuments by the radical secular left is a war on history. All tyrants

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The Cancel Culture: Crucify Him Again

Jun 23, 2020

Now the radicals are demanding that Christian imagery and monuments come down as well:

The radical secular left’s assault on the West is now in full swing, and it is clear that this is an all-out war. It is a

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Jonathan Edwards On True and False Revival

Jun 19, 2020

What Jonathan Edwards wrote about real and fake revival is must reading for today:

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) was arguably the greatest Christian thinker America has ever produced. He was likely its most important theologian and philosopher. He was also a

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Leftist Hate, Hypocrisy and the Rewriting of History

Jun 11, 2020

Destroying statues, books and art: today’s left is the new Taliban:

Remember how the world was outraged when the Taliban blew up and destroyed two large 1500-year-old Buddha statues in Afghanistan in 2001? ‘What barbarians’ everyone thought. ‘This great cultural,

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Fear, Fascism and Fealty

May 12, 2020

It is amazing what a bit of fear can do in a time of crisis:

If you wanted to conduct a grand social experiment to see how easily the masses can be controlled by means of fear, you do not

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Celebrating V-E Day (and Christian Hope)

May 9, 2020

The V-E Day celebrations of 75 years ago have nothing on the celebrations Christians will have when Christ returns:

Exactly 75 years ago much of the world was celebrating the defeat of the Nazis and victory in Europe. After six

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James Cook and Australia

Apr 29, 2020

250 years ago today this monumental achievement occurred:

Many folks will not know this – including plenty of Australians – but exactly 250 years ago today the British explorer James Cook landed at Botany Bay, resulting in the birth of

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On Corona Tracking Apps

Apr 27, 2020

What could go wrong with a government app?

As expected, there is already a massive debate over the merits or otherwise of the new government COVID-19 tracking app that folks can download onto their phones. A major part of the

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Corona: My Government Right or Wrong?

Apr 22, 2020

Good citizenship should not turn into blind support for the state:

In my discussions about the trade-off between virus containment and lockdown measures, I keep getting folks who seem to think that the state can do no wrong. They have

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The Queen, Crises, and Christ

Apr 6, 2020

The Royal Family in times of crisis gives us a very faint picture of the Easter message:

With Easter once again upon us, it is worth reflecting on a few matters in this time of crisis, and look at another

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Crisis, Christianity, and Compassion

Mar 27, 2020

Mass crises have struck us before, and we need to learn from history how Christians have responded:

In dark times, the light of Christ is meant to shine the most. In this present corona crisis it is hoped that individual

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Occupy Till He Comes

Mar 25, 2020

In a sense we Christians carry on as normal, even in a time of crisis:

The other day I wrote a piece about no more business as usual. In it I mainly had in mind two broad concerns: One, that

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Plagues, Panic and Providence

Mar 20, 2020

Both biblical and secular history can be of great help in times of crisis:

As always, having an understanding of history can be extremely helpful, especially in dark times. Understanding that our current situation is not all that unique, and

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