CultureWatch

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

Keeping Up With the Godhead

Dec 5, 2016

If media coverage is anything to go by, most people in the West know a whole lot more about the Kardashian clan than they do about the divine family: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We would expect this to be

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Spiritual One Hit Wonders

Oct 22, 2016

One can find spiritual parallels with most things in life, so let me try one here, utilising pop music. There are many musical artists who have stood the test of time, while others have burst on the scene, only to

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On Books, Reading and Libraries

Sep 7, 2016

Anyone who knows me realises that any excuse will do for buying books, reading books, and writing about books. So a few recent articles about books were enough of an excuse for me to put pen to paper – or

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Rio: Gold, Glory and God

Aug 22, 2016

The Summer Olympics at Rio are now history (although the closing ceremony is still taking place as I write). There was plenty of gold on offer, and plenty of glory, but what I want to emphasise here is the fact

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How To Destroy a Culture and Our Children

Aug 17, 2016

If a race of hostile aliens from another planet wanted to know how to destroy the West from within, they could scarcely improve upon what we are already doing to ourselves. By dumbing down an entire generation, teaching them to

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More AFL PC Madness

Aug 12, 2016

It is getting to the place where I almost need to do regular columns on the Australian Football League. It seems that on a weekly basis it is becoming more and more of a political activist body, pushing every lousy

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Phelps and the Gold Standard

Aug 11, 2016

The Rio summer Olympics are not even halfway over yet, but already some major records have been broken. One that stands shoulders above all the rest is the ongoing performance of swimmer Michael Phelps. The American athlete had already taken

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Rio, Christ and the Olympics

Aug 6, 2016

Millions of people have just watched the opening ceremony of the 31st Olympiad, the summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro. Now they will settle down for over two weeks of sport, competition and athleticism. And it will be quite a

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The Radical GayFL Strikes Again

Aug 1, 2016

Admittedly a more catchy title would have been something like ‘The GayFL and GayGE Doing Their Thing’. The Melbourne Age is the state’s most left-wing and pro-homosexual newspaper, but surprisingly I could not seem to find covered there a very

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Life is Short

Jul 27, 2016

It is a truism that the younger you are, the less likely you will think seriously of eternity, and the older you are, the more likely you will do so. As more and more aches and pains and illnesses and

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Tough Love

Jun 25, 2016

Sometimes you can learn something from watching a bit of television. And sometimes you might even find some spiritual truths being illustrated there. Hey, I will take truth wherever I can find it – at least for the most part.

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In Defence of C. S. Lewis

Jun 12, 2016

This sounds very odd indeed: defend one of the greatest Christian thinkers, authors, scholars and apologists of the past century? Why in the world would I seek to defend someone who has blessed millions, helped millions, and strengthened the faith

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Wartime, Hollywood and the Gospel

Apr 4, 2016

We have had a lot of wars, and we have had a lot of war films. Often great gospel truths can be found in times of great upheaval and suffering, and wartime certainly brings this out. One of the primary

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A Political and Hypocritical AFL

Apr 2, 2016

OK, this will be a very brief article. I have written often now about the Australian Football League and its lousy politicisation of a once enjoyable game. We used to be able to go to the footy and forget about

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