CultureWatch

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

Christians and the American Election

Oct 4, 2016

I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but I am convinced that America is basically finished. Not only has it run with two of the most despicable, debauched, and diabolical candidates for president ever, but the

Continue reading...

On the National Census

Aug 5, 2016

On August 9 the Australian federal census will take place. There have been various concerns expressed about this from different quarters. Some are legitimate concerns while others are less so. So let me look at some of these issues.

Continue reading...

America, Apathy and Apostasy

Aug 3, 2016

One thing about politics and elections: it always brings out the best and worst in people – and that is true of Christians as well. On the one hand we will have millions of people – believers and non-believers –

Continue reading...

5 Common Myths about the US Elections

Jul 26, 2016

That passions are high and emotions are running wild over the upcoming US election goes without saying. But far too often feelings trump facts, and mere emoting takes over from sound reasoning. I have seen this in full measure over

Continue reading...

RIP GOP

Jul 23, 2016

For true conservatives and Christians, the slow death of the Republican Party in America has been clearly observable for quite some time now. One RINO loser after another has been put forward by the GOP establishment machine to become POTUS,

Continue reading...

Coup Attempt in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016

The Islamist-leaning Erdogan government in Turkey is right now in chaos, with a military coup attempt underway as I pen this piece. While the results of this coup are not yet known, I can offer a bit of background in

Continue reading...

Independence Day

Jul 4, 2016

Regrettably most people seeing this title will be thinking of a 1996 film, or the brand new sequel to it. (Speaking of which, I enjoyed the first instalment and hope soon to see the second!) But that is not what

Continue reading...

Australia Votes 2016

Jul 4, 2016

I started writing this piece before the counting began on Saturday’s federal election. Now, a few days later, it still may be premature to complete it, but something has to be said, even if it is still early days yet

Continue reading...

Time to Exit the UN

Jul 1, 2016

Brexit was a stunning victory for liberty, independence and self-control, at least for the UK, and it may well be the first shot fired in a new revolution of freedom. Already a number of other European nations are talking about

Continue reading...

Brexit: The Fallout

Jun 24, 2016

Just as soon as I finished writing my first article on the big Brexit win, it has already become dated. The repercussions just keep pouring in. Since then Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned (to take effect in October), stock

Continue reading...

Brexit and Beyond

Jun 24, 2016

What looks to be a great victory in the UK, despite what all the pundits and pollsters said, has ramifications for other places around the globe. I am thinking here especially of the forthcoming Australian and American elections. But first,

Continue reading...

All You need Is Brains

Jun 23, 2016

Contrary to the popular Beatles song, sometimes we need far more than just love. Having some brains would be a good place to start when dealing with complex and vital issues such as national security and foreign affairs. Yet some

Continue reading...

On Choosing Leaders

May 21, 2016

It has become overwhelmingly clear to me over the past few months that way too many conservatives do not seem to give a rip about core conservative principles anymore. And worse yet, way too many Christians do not seem to

Continue reading...

First Principles, Catholics and Trump

May 13, 2016

It might just be me, but it seems really strange to find those claiming to be good Catholics apparently abandoning core principles of Catholic social teaching as they engage in contemporary political debate. I hope theirs is not just a

Continue reading...

An “Evolving” Trump?

May 13, 2016

It is getting downright scary how otherwise sensible and sober conservatives are jumping on board the Trump bandwagon because of just one issue or just one thing he recently said or did. Despite the overwhelming mountain of evidence of how

Continue reading...