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

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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Happy 10th, CultureWatch

Apr 5, 2016

Ten years ago, on April 5, 2006, I posted my first article on my new website, CultureWatch. The CW ministry and site was to be a continuation of the work I had been doing for quite some time, which involved

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On Books (Of Course)

Oct 19, 2014

OK, so I may as well devote a few more words to one of the great gifts in all of life. I refer of course to books and reading. These things are for many a great passion and a sublime

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Islam, Christianity, and Clueless Wonders

Aug 23, 2014

There are certain home truths which need to be repeated over and over again. Here are three of them:

-If imperialistic communism was the great evil of the day last century, imperialistic Islam is the great evil of our time.

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On 3000

Aug 19, 2014

So, when’s the last time you wrote four million words? If you were to ask me that, I would have to say, “Well, in the past decade or so”. For good or ill, that is exactly what I have done.

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Don’t Mention the ‘M’ Word

Aug 7, 2014

Imagine if a group of angry Christians took over a bus carrying Muslim school children, screamed at them and abused them, and threatened to kill them all. Imagine what the reaction would be, and how the media would cover this.

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When the Pink Mafia Are In Control

Aug 5, 2014

Wow, the nerve of this guy. Sheer evil. Horrible beyond belief. So crucify him already. He is obviously not fit to live on planet earth. And his crime? Horrific child abuse? Multiple murders? Horrific KKK-type activities? No, something much, much

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Burqa Bans

Jul 6, 2014

With Islam steadily making major inroads all over the West, and with so many Muslims refusing to blend in with the Western host cultures, remaining instead in their own cultural ghettos, the issue of the burqa (the full body covering

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The Risk of Truth Speaking

Jun 15, 2014

Speaking the truth is always risky for the simple reason that most people don’t want to hear the truth. In a fallen world full of selfish and sinful people, the truth is the last thing most folks want to hear.

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Who Will Stand For Marriage?

Jun 2, 2014

The greater something is, the greater the chance that it will come under attack. One of the greatest gifts of God to mankind is the holy institution of marriage. No wonder it is therefore under attack from every quarter. And

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Churchill, Lewis and Wartime

May 22, 2014

The life of the believer is all about battle, warfare and struggle. The Bible from start to finish makes this quite clear. It is ultimately a spiritual battle, but it manifests itself on so many levels of life: the political,

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On Books, Reading, and Christianity

May 10, 2014

OK, there is not much new one can say about books. They have been around for quite a while now. A couple of millennia ago King Solomon could say this about them: “Of making many books there is no end,

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Day Care Blues

Apr 23, 2014

Over 30 years ago social analyst Peter Drucker wrote this about the rise and rise of Western daycare, “We are busily unmaking one of the proudest social achievements in the nineteenth century, which was to take married women out of

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Christian Bunker Dwellers

Dec 16, 2013

OK, by now you should know that it does not take much to trigger another article out of me. The slightest thing can set me off. A news item did just that today. And this is one of those news

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A Tale of Two Women

Dec 6, 2012

Two amazing women have just passed away, within hours of each other. One was well known by millions, and the Australian as well as world press have told her inspiring story as front page news. The other woman was just

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Celebrating 2000

Mar 16, 2012

So we now mark the 2000th. No, I am not referring to the number of books I have bought in the past few years (although the figure would not be far off). No I am not referring to all the

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Kony, Kids and Campaigns

Mar 12, 2012

As most people now know there has been an Internet campaign which has gone viral big time to alert the public to the evil machinations of Ugandan rebel and mass killer Joseph Kony, and to seek to bring him to

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