CultureWatch

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

Disney’s Rainbow Activism

Mar 21, 2017

About the only thing worse than rabid anti-Christian bigotry is all the clueless Christians who do not know or care about it. There are so many believers who have their heads in the sand – they are totally oblivious to

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Not All Lifestyles Are Equal

Jan 11, 2017

The sexual anarchists keep telling us that all sexual lifestyles deserve the same acceptance and endorsement, and we should not single out any behaviours as better or worse than others. But as I and others have carefully documented, there are

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On Bored Believers

Jan 6, 2017

You all know what an oxymoron is right? In part it involves a contradiction in terms – or what seems to be. Examples are many: A married bachelor. A round square. Homosexual marriage. Arab unity. Here is one I would

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Keeping Up With the Godhead

Dec 5, 2016

If media coverage is anything to go by, most people in the West know a whole lot more about the Kardashian clan than they do about the divine family: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We would expect this to be

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Spiritual One Hit Wonders

Oct 22, 2016

One can find spiritual parallels with most things in life, so let me try one here, utilising pop music. There are many musical artists who have stood the test of time, while others have burst on the scene, only to

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Rio: Gold, Glory and God

Aug 22, 2016

The Summer Olympics at Rio are now history (although the closing ceremony is still taking place as I write). There was plenty of gold on offer, and plenty of glory, but what I want to emphasise here is the fact

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How To Destroy a Culture and Our Children

Aug 17, 2016

If a race of hostile aliens from another planet wanted to know how to destroy the West from within, they could scarcely improve upon what we are already doing to ourselves. By dumbing down an entire generation, teaching them to

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The Radical GayFL Strikes Again

Aug 1, 2016

Admittedly a more catchy title would have been something like ‘The GayFL and GayGE Doing Their Thing’. The Melbourne Age is the state’s most left-wing and pro-homosexual newspaper, but surprisingly I could not seem to find covered there a very

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Life is Short

Jul 27, 2016

It is a truism that the younger you are, the less likely you will think seriously of eternity, and the older you are, the more likely you will do so. As more and more aches and pains and illnesses and

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Tough Love

Jun 25, 2016

Sometimes you can learn something from watching a bit of television. And sometimes you might even find some spiritual truths being illustrated there. Hey, I will take truth wherever I can find it – at least for the most part.

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Yes Babies are Human

Feb 9, 2016

By now most of you would have seen the Doritos television ad screened during yesterday’s Super Bowl. It was just one of many spiffy ads which appeared during the game, but it seems to have caused the most controversy. Why?

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David Bowie, Fame, and Eternity

Jan 11, 2016

As an ex-hippy, and an old guy to boot, I could not but help take keen interest in tonight’s news item: ‘David Bowie dead at 69’. I was heavily into the rock scene from the mid-60s until my conversion to

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Fake Christians, Fake Marriage

May 23, 2015

One good way to spot a phony Christian is when some crucial moral or social issue comes up. When they declare their hand, that usually tells us all we need to know about a person’s supposed Christian credentials. For example,

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Sin, Sleaze and Hyper Grace

Feb 15, 2015

One of the biggest problems in the Christian church in the West today is that of antinomianism. The Greek word for law is nomos, and most folks know what the prefix anti means, so this term basically means “against

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Fifty Shades of Sleaze

Feb 10, 2015

Disclaimer: I have not read the lousy books and I do not plan to see the lousy movies – so shoot me already. But I don’t need to eat strychnine or drink poison to warn others about it. Moreover, when

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