CultureWatch

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

And They Call This Debate?

Sep 6, 2011

Anyone who has been involved in the culture wars for a while, or has publicly stood up for faith, family, and life, will know just how ugly things can get, and just how the other side tends to operate. After

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Good News for Book Lovers

Feb 18, 2011

It may not seem like a great time to be talking about good news in the book world. After all, news headlines report that 2,500 Australian jobs may go as the owner of Borders and Angus & Robertson has gone

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On Reaching 1500

Nov 24, 2010

No I am not that old – although I sometimes feel that way. I am referring to a small milestone which took place last week while in Perth. Amidst a busy schedule there, I managed to pen my 1500th article.

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On Trapped Miners and Spiritual Truths

Oct 13, 2010

As I write this piece, the 33 trapped Chilean miners are about to be rescued, one at a time. They have been trapped underground since August 5, and all the television networks are now devoted to their final release. It

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Books of Note

Feb 23, 2010

In my ongoing, irregular series of shorter book reviews, I offer another batch of volumes I happen to be reading at the moment and wish to recommend. Since they reflect my usual interests, you will find books on theology, apologetics,

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More Book Recommendations

Oct 18, 2009

This is another in my irregular series on notable books that you should be aware of. There is always an endless supply of new books which become available every year. I try to keep up on some of the more

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Cults and Amazing Grace

Mar 4, 2009

I don’t know about other newspapers, but in the Melbourne Herald Sun there have been some quarter-page ads placed lately with the banner headline, “He was right!” So who is he and what was he right about?

The ‘he’ in

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On 1000 Articles

Feb 2, 2009

OK, another cryptic title. Some with a bit of knowledge of ecclesiastical history might be thinking of the 39 Articles (the 1562 Anglican statement of faith). No, that is not quite what I have in mind here. Actually, the title

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More Recommended Reading

Dec 18, 2008

As has been my occasional habit, I offer another list of recommended reading. The books mentioned here simply happen to be some of the volumes I am reading at the moment. The books cover various subjects, including theology, philosophy of

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New Books of Note

Mar 27, 2008

Every once in a while I am asked what I am reading, so I usually produce a column such as this. Now for those folks who hate to read, or hate me, or hate what I am reading, you might

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What I am Reading in Theology

Feb 14, 2008

Every once in a while I am asked about what I am currently reading. For those interested in such things, I occasionally put out an article describing some new books which I am devouring which others might be interested in.

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Christian bashing thwarted

Mar 1, 2006

Today Senator Ron Boswell sent out this media release. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.


Democrats mission to abolish prayer fails

The Democrats’ attempt to abolish prayers in the Parliament and remove tax advantages for religious groups was intolerance

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Y2k – Is the End Nigh?

Feb 23, 1999

It is hard to imagine, but some Australians have not heard of the Y2K problem. Then again, there are some people who have not yet heard that Princess Diana was killed in a car crash. For those few unenlightened souls,

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