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

America, Trump and Abortion

Jan 25, 2020

Unprecedented prolife activities in the US:

Three things happened this week that have never happened before in the US. One, the Trump Administration issued an official prolife proclamation. Two, Trump attended the annual March for Life – the first time

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Roger Scruton, RIP

Jan 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the passing of the remarkable Sir Roger Scruton

It was not my intention to write a piece on the great Roger Scruton when I learned that he had just passed away on Sunday. But when a

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Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom

Jan 12, 2020

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the

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As the State Grows the Church Shrinks

Jan 8, 2020

The growth of the state usually means the demise of the church:

A few days ago I penned yet another piece seeking to make the case for Christian social and political involvement. Unlike some believers who think that Christians should

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Politics and the Gospel

Jan 7, 2020

Is political and social involvement part of the gospel?

This is not the first time I have written about the two subjects that are not supposed to be mentioned in polite society: politics and religion. And it won’t be the

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The Left’s War on Scott Morrison

Jan 6, 2020

Time to get real about Morrison Derangement Syndrome:

Let’s get real here: the media-led war against the Australian Prime Minister has nothing to do with bushfires and everything to do with the left and its long-running war against Christians and

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On Australia’s Bushfires

Jan 3, 2020

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that

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Trump and Christianity Today

Dec 21, 2019

Thoughts on Trump and CT:

By now most of you would have heard how the leading evangelical magazine in America, Christianity Today, has editorialised that Christians cannot and should not support the President. Its Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli said that

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No, God is Not an Anarchist

Dec 20, 2019

Sometimes “Christian libertarians” say the dumbest things:

The only problem I had in writing this article was in deciding what title to run with. I could have run with plenty of other options, such as: “FEE’s Theological Folly” or, “‘Christian

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Politics, Public Policy and Biblical Balance

Dec 19, 2019

Christians need to think carefully about politics and economics:

This article seeks to argue several related points. It will look at the old debate about which political theory might best fit in with biblical Christianity: liberalism, conservatism or libertarianism. It

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Socialism, Social Justice, and the Churches

Dec 17, 2019

Christians can have some quite muddled thinking on things like “social justice”:

Having just been chided by a ‘Christian socialist’ on another page on this site (she seemed quite perturbed that Corbyn and Labour were soundly rejected in the UK),

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More on the Boris Landslide

Dec 14, 2019

Further reflections on the big win for Boris and Brexit:

The people of the UK have spoken, and I like what they have been saying. They made it clear that the lunacy of Corbyn and Labour was not wanted, nor

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Big Win for Boris and Brexit

Dec 13, 2019

Thoughts on the big win for Boris Johnson in the UK:

According to exit polls, it looks like Boris Johnson has won the UK general election and has won it massively. The early Christmas election was as much a referendum

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The (Failed) Vision of the Anointed

Nov 26, 2019

If you ever wonder why leaders and experts screw up so many things, this should answer your questions:

Sometimes the best way to share truth in a truth-starved world is to simply revisit great thinkers and great thoughts from the

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Forget Socialism

Oct 27, 2019

The dead-end street of socialism:

There are many things one can do with wealth. But before it can be used, it first must be created. In terms of the two main economic systems that exist, one is all about the

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The Escalating War on Religious Freedom

Oct 17, 2019

This important speech defending religious liberty is a must read:

All over the West there is a major assault on religious freedom. It takes many forms, and it is being driven by an aggressive secularism and leftism which will not

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