CultureWatch

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

Resisting Evil

Aug 26, 2014

With daily reports of Muslim massacres, atrocities and acts of unthinkable evil, many Christians are concerned, but also confused, as to what our response to all this should be. Every day we see more barbaric beheadings, more suicide bombings and

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Make Them Watch

Aug 25, 2014

Although it may not be well known to many people today, when the war in Europe was won by the Allies in 1945, one of the many actions taken to right the wrongs was to force ordinary German citizens to

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The Australian Army’s War Against Christianity

Jul 10, 2014

Like so many institutions around the West, the Australian Army has become a hotbed of political correctness and anti-Christian bigotry. It will side with every idiotic cause around while actively siding against Christians. And tragically, Major Bernie Gaynor knows all

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D-Day: Courage for the Battle

May 27, 2014

Next week will be the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, at 6.30 am, the Allied invasion of Normandy began. Having just been in England and Europe days ago, this historical moment especially stands to the fore in

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Europe, War and the End of History

May 5, 2014

One does not need to be expert in history to know that Europe has had its fair share of wars. For far too many centuries war, battles and conflict have raged throughout the continent. Last century we had the two

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Tales From the Resistance

Dec 9, 2013

Every person who names the name of Christ is part of the Resistance. We are resisting the world, the flesh and the devil, and we are taking a stand for Christ and the Kingdom. We seek to reclaim territory lost

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Syria, and Running on Emotion

Aug 31, 2013

I could have entitled this piece, “Let my people think” except I believe I have already used that one before. On a regular basis I find the need to write such articles. We expect those in the world to run

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On Syria

Aug 29, 2013

One thing that can be said with some degree of certainty is that the situation in Syria is a mess. Then again, that largely describes things in all of the Middle East as well. This is one messed up part

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Syria and Role Reversal

Jun 20, 2013

Several things can be said about the incredible move by Obama to side with and arm the Islamist rebels in Syria, and potentially drag the US into war there. The first of course is the sheer hypocrisy of the radical

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The World’s Greatest Killing Machine

Apr 2, 2013

So who is responsible for the most deaths ever? The Communists? The Nazis? Armies at war? Nope. We now have the rough figures on the cause of the most deaths, and it is not from soldiers, dictators, or criminals, but

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Pearl Harbour and Christian Mission

Mar 20, 2013

There have been a number of firsts in my life as of late. Let me begin with the frivolous and inconsequential. I recently turned 60. That is a first – and last for me, obviously. And being in Hawaii at

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Self Defence and Scripture

Dec 20, 2012

Two caveats before proceeding, which I regrettably find necessary to make. The first is this: after some 40 years of being a Christian, one ominous trend I have observed seems to be getting worse with the passage of time. I

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On Israel, Again

Nov 18, 2012

With over 12,000 rockets pouring into Israeli cities in the past 12 years, and another barrage of them in the past week, Israel is again in the news. The trouble is, the leftist MSM is once again getting it all

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Iran, Israel and Armageddon

Feb 7, 2012

Not learning the lessons of history, or worse yet, refusing to learn the lessons of history, will always get us into big trouble. And one of the lessons we all should have learned by now is that appeasement against tyrants

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Lessons From Pearl Harbour

Dec 8, 2011

Exactly 70 years ago the Japanese launched their surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. In around 3 hours over 2400 people were killed and almost 1300 wounded. Some 18 ships were destroyed or damaged, and around 350 aircraft were

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Not Always the Wright Stuff

May 10, 2011

I never thought I would write an article locking horns with N.T. Wright. Certainly not on a political matter, since he is a New Testament scholar and theologian, not usually given to writing all that much on contemporary political issues,

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When the Bible Goes Missing

May 9, 2011

For Christians the Word of God should be everything. It should form the basis of all our thinking about all things – not just religious, spiritual and theological, but ethical, social and political. But it increasingly seems that the Bible

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Death, Justice, and the Gospel

May 4, 2011

A common argument made by pacifists and/or those who really do not know their Bibles very well is that all killing is wrong because it cuts short a person’s life, thereby possibly preventing them from hearing the gospel and repenting.

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