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

Islamic Jihad in Sydney

Aug 13, 2019

Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ while stabbing innocent citizens in Sydney.

A woman is dead and others are injured after a man went on a stabbing rampage in downtown Sydney – all the while yelling “Allahu Akbar”. But as is almost always

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This is What Apostasy Looks Like

May 21, 2019

The Bible speaks about apostasy. Church history provides us with many cases of apostasy. But just what might it look like today? What kind of contemporary examples of it can be point to? There would be various things we could

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Stay Away From Canada

May 10, 2019

I write this piece while just several hundred miles from the Canadian border. That is because I am enjoying a short visit to Wisconsin at the moment. While it is great to be back, it is frightening to think just

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The Conquest of Canaan – Part One

Apr 23, 2019

Whenever another horrible Islamic terrorist attack takes place – and these are now daily occurrences sadly – you will get various Christophobes and/or Islamophiles trying to argue that Christians are just as bad: they too support violence and bloodshed. And

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The Conquest of Canaan – Part Two

Apr 23, 2019

This is the conclusion to an article which looks at the issue of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites and various moral and religious problems that can arise as a result. It offers seven considerations in total, the last

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Notre Dame and the Fate of the West

Apr 17, 2019

With the cause of the blaze that took down much of Notre Dame still uncertain (was it an accident, or arson, or terrorism?), many commentators have already noted the deep symbolism of the event. While the smoke still rises, many

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Notre Dame and the Death of Europe

Apr 16, 2019

A magnificent cathedral in Paris that stood for over 800 years, and even survived the Second World War, is now basically no more – consumed by flames. As the news breaks, we do know what a devastating loss this has

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Close the Baby Abattoirs Now!

Apr 9, 2019

After yesterday’s Australia-wide attacks by the vegan vigilantes, there has been a fair amount of outrage by ordinary Australians. They are upset that this handful of militants sought to shut down parts of the country, shut down legitimate businesses, and

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Inclusive Culture or Kiwi Caliphate?

Mar 25, 2019

Having already penned six articles on the horrific Christchurch shooting and its aftermath, it still seems that even more can be said about all this. In my previous pieces I documented the very rapid and very alarming reactions and responses

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Further Fallout from Christchurch

Mar 18, 2019

So predictable has been the fallout from the horrible New Zealand massacre that I could have penned this piece a week ago, or a month ago, or a year ago. Details may have changed, but the same underlying narrative remains.

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Shamima Begum: Is Wright Wrong Again?

Mar 3, 2019

One does not glibly nor lightly quarrel in public with a world-renown theologian. Indeed, when it comes to theological matters, I am more than happy just to walk humbly and cautiously before an esteemed New Testament scholar such as N.

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How the West Was Won – and Lost

Feb 28, 2019

In 1890 William Booth, the English minister and founder of the Salvation Army, wrote a book called In Darkest England and the Way Out. It was sort of a juxtaposition to books about those Christians going into deepest, darkest

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