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

Katy Perry: God Told You What?

Feb 10, 2015

I would like to begin this piece by informing you that God spoke to me. Yes he did, and this is what he told me: “Bill I want you to know that adultery is just peachy.” And this is not

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Making Cheap Excuses for Rebellion

Jan 24, 2015

There are all sorts of lousy excuses atheists and unbelievers make about not coming to faith in Christ. And there are plenty of cheap excuses made by those who leave the Christian faith as well. I have heard plenty of

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On Being a Castaway

Jan 7, 2015

Fifteen years ago I took my wife to the movies to see Cast Away. The film, starring Tom Hanks, is a modern take on the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. I thought it was a good film

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Tolkien, Hobbits, Warfare and Realism

Dec 30, 2014

And so it ends. The adventure is over. At least the adventure that started four books ago and/or six films ago. Presumably this is all we will see from Peter Jackson concerning the film adaptation of the works of Tolkien.

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Target and the Real War on Women

Dec 6, 2014

There are some things that elevate the status of women, and some that denigrate and demean women. Here I want to mention three such things. And they all have to do with the retail chain store Target. The three diverse

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Band Aid Baloney

Nov 20, 2014

OK, another crisis, another token gesture by the West’s super rich elites. But hey, at least it makes ’em feel good. While it might assuage their guilt feeling about living like kings while so much of the world is in

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IVF and ART: Philosophical Problems

Sep 15, 2014

The 1997 film Gattaca was a sci-fi thriller about a brave new world of genetic engineering and a two-tiered race. Most people were manufactured, created to be robust and fault-free specimens, while some were still born the old way, with

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More Clueless Celebs

Jul 1, 2014

I have hesitated on writing about this. The story has now been around for several days and is causing no small stir. But since I have written so often about celebutards in general, and this guy in particular and his

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More Mental and Moral Meltdowns

Jun 11, 2014

One question almost too difficult to answer concerning the state of so much of the West today is this: which is worse, our mental meltdown or our moral meltdown? Chances are they are both equally abysmal. We live in a

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Holland, Home and C. S. Lewis

May 4, 2014

OK, another instalment in my irregular theological travelogue series (hey, it is not every day I am in Europe!). And while most folks may not associate the great Christian apologist with the Netherlands, there is, as almost always, a method

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Schaeffer, Art and the Christian

Apr 27, 2014

Having just left Italy, with a whirlwind tour of some of the greatest works of art and architecture of all time, it is worth reflecting a bit more on how believers should look at art. There are many ways I

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Please, Let My People Think

Mar 31, 2014

Is biblical discernment at an all-time low in the Christian church today? Is the ability of Western Christians to think critically, carefully and logically at a premium today? Any incisive Christian observer would have to offer an unambiguous ‘yes’ to

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Reimaging the Son of God

Mar 3, 2014

OK, first a confession: I have not seen the new film, Son of God. There is a pretty good reason for that: It has not yet been released in Australia. And I am not certain if I will see

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Sleaze and the Super Bowl

Feb 1, 2014

Porn and sleaze are now everywhere. Indeed, the mainstreaming of porn has been going on for quite some time now. For example, music video shows like MTV or Rage in Australia are little more than vehicles for the continuous display

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More Ugly Anti-Christian Bigotry

Jan 31, 2014

The homosexual ‘tolerance’ brigade is without question the most bigoted, nasty, and hate-filled bunch of folks you will ever encounter. Their mission is simple: in the attempt to force their lifestyle on the rest of society, they are seeking to

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Children Targeted by the Militants

Jan 29, 2014

Homosexuals of course cannot reproduce – they can only recruit. And recruiting children into this dangerous lifestyle has long been part of their agenda. There are plenty of ways in which they target children, and they have made their aims

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