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

2020: The Year in Review

Jan 2, 2021

Some political and spiritual reflections on 2020:

Well, that was different. Little did any of us realise one year ago that 2020 would turn out to be, well, so very different and unexpected. The coronavirus has certainly changed the world

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Never Forget: Every Text Has a Context

Oct 18, 2020

None of us is immune from being misquoted and mispresented:

Oh dear. Is nothing sacred – or safe? The ability to attack someone by misrepresenting what they are saying has always been with us. But in the internet and social

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‘We Must Accept Everyone and Everything’

Mar 11, 2020

Here are some things I will not tolerate:

How often have you heard Christians claim that we should just love everybody, not disagree with anyone, and just get along? They have the mistaken notion that Christianity is all about tolerance

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How To Know What To Read

Mar 3, 2020

With so much great stuff out there to read, where do I begin?

If you don’t like to read, you may want to give this article a miss. Indeed, I take it that you are already giving this site a

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How to Write 5000 Articles

Jan 10, 2020

Some thoughts, and some pointers, on being a writer:

Yesterday I posted my 5000th article on CultureWatch. In that piece I tried to explain what I do and why I do it. I mentioned that if I should live

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On 5000

Jan 9, 2020

Yes, he really did do 5000 of them:

Nearly 14 years ago (or a little over 5000 days ago), I began the ministry of CultureWatch. It is an interactive website in which I offer Christian commentary on the issues of

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Must Read Authors

Dec 10, 2019

If you want to know of some recommended authors, here is my list of 70:

OK, I may have three strikes going against me in this piece: One, this is a rather subjective exercise – these are some of MY

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Don’t Feed the Trolls

Dec 2, 2019

Yes there are folks who love to argue and pick fights. This is how we should deal with them:

Consider this article to be sort of a public service announcement, a bit of free advice, and/or some hopefully wise counsel.

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‘But Your Articles Are Too Long!’

Nov 28, 2019

We live in an age where reading something for 5 minutes is too much for some people!

With an interactive website one can get all sorts of interesting comments – to put it politely. You never know just what sort

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No, That Is NOT Research

Jul 30, 2019

Many folks share rubbish on the web, claiming they ‘researched it’ – um, not always!

It has always been very difficult for most folks to make proper arguments, to think logically and carefully, to do some honest research, and to

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CultureWatch Turns Thirteen

Apr 5, 2019

Today, April 5, we commemorate various historical milestones. For example, in 1955 Winston Churchill resigned as prime minister of Great Britain. But I want to look at another event – one that occurred 13 years ago today. On April 5,

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25 Most Viewed CultureWatch Articles

Jan 2, 2019

With a new year upon us it might be worthwhile looking at what you, the reader, have been looking at – a least on my website. Most blogsites have various means to track visitors or visits, and that is true

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The 10 Commandments of Books

Dec 21, 2018

OK, my wife says I need a positive, uplifting article to offset my many rather gloomy articles. And it is nearly Christmas. So what better topic to cheer us all up tremendously than books? What else can so easily bring

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