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

Kanye and Christ

Nov 4, 2019

Let me begin by offering my three initial responses to all those who are baffled as to why I have not yet written about Kanye: 1) I actually know next to nothing about him; 2) Although I do watch culture

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No One Believes In Me Anymore

Nov 3, 2019

I learned afresh about the reality of spiritual war while in Ghana, and the need for believers to fully engage on that level:

If you are up on your Christian music, and/or you are an old guy – like me

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On Having an Influence

Nov 1, 2019

Are you having a godly influence?

We all have some sort of influence on others – for good or for ill. Since I am talking about Christians in this piece, it is hoped that ours is an influence for good

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Adventures in Ghana

Oct 30, 2019

Well this may explain a few things:

If you are wondering why my website seems to have dried up of late, it is because during the past 30 hours or so I have been doing a lot of travelling. I

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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 Dynamics of Spiritual Life

Oct 26, 2019

This older book on renewal and reformation is still well worth reading:

My title might have a nice ring to it, but believers who have been around for a while will recall seeing it elsewhere. Forty years ago a very

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The Ongoing War Against Women in Sport

Oct 22, 2019

More appalling cases of the end of women’s sport:

If a group of evil Martians wanted to come to planet earth with a sure-fire way of destroying women, they would likely not come up with anything better than what the

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Difficult Bible Passages: Colossians 2:8

Oct 21, 2019

Does this passage mean we should have nothing to do with philosophy?

As is often the case in this series, this verse is not necessarily all that difficult, but it is routinely abused and misused by many Christians. And since

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Philosophy: A Guide For Christians

Oct 20, 2019

Christians should be interested in philosophy. Here are 22 books that make that case:

I realise that by using the ‘P’ word I may have lost the great majority of my Christian audience. They may be asking, “What? Philosophy? Why

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Christians, Climate and Catastrophism

Oct 19, 2019

Christians must not succumb to emotive climate catastrophism:

C. S. Lewis once warned about “Christianity and…” That is, the dangerous tendency to supplement or add to the Christian faith some cause or some ideology or some trend. ‘Christianity and socialism’

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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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Finally, a Brave and Biblical Church Leader

Oct 16, 2019

Thank God for one bold and biblical churchman, Glenn Davies:

Today in far too many churches – including supposedly Bible-based evangelical churches – we find this mindset in action: ‘Hey, Jesus was a friend of sinners, and we should be

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Difficult Bible Passages: Jude 1:9

Oct 14, 2019

This is without question a rather perplexing text!

There are various biblical texts which can be rather difficult to interpret and understand. This verse would certainly be one of them. The verse in question says this: “But even the archangel

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Abortion, the Media, and the War on Truth

Oct 12, 2019

Another peaceful pro-life march, and another handful of demonised haters:

We have two things constantly going on in the West: we have reality and the truth on the one hand, and we have the mainstream media’s spin on things on

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