CultureWatch

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

Closing Churches During the Corona Crisis

Apr 1, 2020

What are we to make of forced church closures during this time?

Plenty of changes are happening with COVID-19. One of them is the forced closure of so many churches in the West. Some pastors are defying government orders and

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Corona and Statism: Which is Worse?

Mar 30, 2020

We have a health crisis, and a political and economic crisis. Both need to be treated carefully:

Many are asking how long the COVID-19 crisis will last. And many are asking how much further governments will go in attempts to

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Crisis, Corona and Christophobia

Mar 28, 2020

Christophobia is alive and well in times of crisis:

It never takes much for the Christophobes to come out of the woodwork. Any excuse will do actually. And it is not just today’s progressives who carefully follow the maxim, ‘Never

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Corona, Crisis, and Health Care

Mar 26, 2020

It is too easy to let mere utilitarian concerns determine how people get medical treatment in a time of crisis:

We live in a finite world with finite resources, so often there may need to be some rationing or prioritising

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Plagues, Panic and Providence

Mar 20, 2020

Both biblical and secular history can be of great help in times of crisis:

As always, having an understanding of history can be extremely helpful, especially in dark times. Understanding that our current situation is not all that unique, and

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China, Communism, Racism, and Viruses

Mar 19, 2020

We need some realism on the Chinese Communists and their role in this virus:

Let me make a few things quite clear. One, Communists have never cared about people. Communists are only concerned about power. And the Chinese communist rulers

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Crises, Liberty and the State

Mar 12, 2020

The powers of the state can expand exponentially during times of crisis:

I just got back from our local shopping mall. It may just be me, but it seemed that there were fewer people there than usual. Staying away for

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We Love the Planet, But We Hate People

Feb 16, 2020

So let’s save the planet by killing everyone:

My title might have some of you asking, ‘A bit of hyperbole Bill?’ I wish it were, but sadly this is exactly the case for many folks today. So obsessed are they

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In Defence of Freedom and Free Markets

Feb 14, 2020

With Sanders and CO pushing socialism, we need to again make the case for its viable alternative:

With the very real – and very frightening – likelihood of a hard-core socialist actually leading the Democrat charge in America against President

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Trump, SOTU, Pelosi and the Left

Feb 5, 2020

Trump’s State of the Union address was a very important speech indeed:

Donald Trump has just finished giving his 3rd annual State of the Union speech. The 80-minute address was a powerful performance, with plenty of standing ovations along

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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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Against Unisex Facilities

Dec 8, 2019

What is wrong with unisex school bathrooms and the like?

The sexual revolutionaries have been in bed with governments for some time now, forcing an unwilling populace to accept all sorts of radical policies which are decidedly NOT in the

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On “Conversion” Therapy and Rainbow Big Brother

Nov 29, 2019

More coercive utopian governments pushing radical agendas and crushing our freedoms:

I did a radio interview this morning on how the dictatorial Dan Andrews’ government in Victoria is seeking to outlaw “conversion therapy,” and I said that the other Australian

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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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