CultureWatch

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

A Culture of Bullying and Intolerance

Dec 31, 2013

We now know without the slightest doubt that the homosexual militants are a pack of bullies who thrive on intimidation, stand-over tactics, and thuggery. And they are clearly one of the most intolerant groups on the planet. They have declared

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PC, A&E, and Duck Dynasty

Dec 20, 2013

You would likely be living on another planet if you have not yet heard about Phil Robertson, A&E, and Duck Dynasty. For the ignorant and uninformed, Phil is one of the family members in the hit US TV show Duck

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Becoming What We Worship

Oct 19, 2013

We not only emulate those who we most admire, but we often tend to go over the top in seeking to become like them as well. We may well pick up their mannerisms, or start talking like them, or seek

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Assessing “The Bible”

Aug 20, 2013

The History Channel’s 10-part series “The Bible” is now history – at least in terms of its Australian television airing. Of course it has already been shown in the US to mixed reviews. So it might be worth offering a

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On C. S. Lewis, Again

May 31, 2013

On the writing about C. S. Lewis there is no end – or so it seems. And for good reason: Lewis was one of the greatest apologists and Christian thinkers of last century. He has impacted millions of people already,

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When Vice Becomes Virtue

Feb 2, 2013

I have said it often before, but it is worth saying again. The law can do one of three things when it comes to various activities, behaviours and lifestyles. It can prohibit, or it can permit, or it can promote.

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Art, Vilification and Offence, Again

Feb 2, 2013

It is a sad fact of life that the secular left will often use “art” to cover a multitude of sins. So-called artistic expression is often simply a cloak to ride roughshod over the religious, moral and cultural sensitivities of

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Celebrities, and Losing the Faith

Oct 11, 2012

Keeping the faith is what all Christians are called to do. However some seem to be losing it, or at least watering good hunks of it down. This happens often of course, but it certainly gets played out in the

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Jesus, Kardashian and Power

Sep 21, 2012

Admittedly, that has got to be one of the weirdest titles to be found – at least on my website. One does not usually associate Kim Kardashian with the Son of God, or find these two people mentioned together in

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Notable Christians: Keith Green

Jul 29, 2012

Thirty years ago the American Christian musician, singer, songwriter and evangelist Keith Green died in a tragic airplane crash, along with two of his children. His life was cut short at just 28 years of age, but his tremendous musical

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On the Colorado Killings

Jul 21, 2012

It is early days yet so only tentative commentary can be offered here. But we do know this much. Last night at a midnight viewing of the latest Batman movie 24-year-old James Holmes killed a dozen people and injured five

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Getting God’s Heart on Abortion

Jul 14, 2012

A number of different pro-life things have crossed my path recently so I just want to throw them together here in a rather haphazard fashion, trusting that in a cumulative manner they will help us in our resolve to stand

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Brad and Angelina Culture Wars

Jul 12, 2012

OK, so this article is not entirely about this Hollywood power and glamour couple, but I did get your attention right? So now that I have it, please read on, since it does have a fair amount to do with

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Attack of the Zombies

Apr 13, 2012

A good case can be made that popular culture and our postmodern times are creating a generation of zombies. Now zombies are, in a very simple definition, the walking dead. They seem to be automatised and lobotomised. They are not

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More Hollywood Culture Wars

Apr 4, 2012

I make no claim to being a good Catholic, because I am not one – I am a Protestant. But US actor Martin Sheen is making claims about his Catholicism, and respectfully, I probably make a better Catholic than he

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The Iron Lady

Jan 2, 2012

OK, I have not seen the film yet, and I am not sure if I will. I keep getting mixed signals on the new film about Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep. Of course one can assess a film in terms

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Hollywood, China and Abortion

Dec 17, 2011

It is very easy to poke fun at the Hollyweird crowd – after all there are so many of them doing so many stupid PC things. It is rare for a denizen of Hollywood to actually come out and do

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Christopher Hitchens RIP

Dec 16, 2011

Renowned writer and atheist Christopher Hitchens has just died at age 62 of cancer-related pneumonia. The writer, controversialist and polemicist had a distinguished career in the literary field, and was a noted debater, journalist, essayist and columnist. He had a

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