CultureWatch

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

Our Growing Surveillance State

Apr 14, 2020

More horror stories about the encroaching surveillance state:

It’s a new day. So I must write yet another piece documenting all the frightening cases of government overreach and overkill during the corona crisis. It is now quite easy to offer

Continue reading...

Healthcare, the State, and Liberty

Apr 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the balance between public health and personal freedom:

Exactly five years ago I wrote my first article on vaccinations. I had hoped it would be my last piece – and that for two reasons: I said

Continue reading...

The Latest Cases of Covidiocy

Apr 12, 2020

Sounding the alarm and asking questions during a time of crisis is crucial:

Before proceeding, for the umpteenth time, let me share a few basic truths. Yes, corona is real and dangerous. But statist overreactions, overzealous policing, mass lockdowns and

Continue reading...

Corona and the Rule of Law

Apr 11, 2020

Is the rule of law being weakened during this crisis?

One thing that distinguishes free and democratic societies from thuggish dictatorships is the rule of law. This means, among other things, that the law applies equally to the ruled and

Continue reading...

On Our Corona Surveillance State

Apr 10, 2020

We all need to keep asking questions as the surveillance state gets ever more ominous:

Now, more than ever, we need to bear a few things in mind. Simple things. Basic things. But things that can too easily go out

Continue reading...

Corona, the Numbers, and Some Hard Questions

Apr 10, 2020

A close look at corona numbers can be quite shocking:

It is important that we keep asking hard questions about the COVID-19 crisis, including the various figures being tossed around. Let me start by offering the latest corona numbers, according

Continue reading...

The Expansive Corona Police State

Apr 9, 2020

The growing list of statist horror stories should have us all very concerned:

It seems that I must now start a daily list of corona horror stories – not of the disease itself and its impact, but of government overreactions

Continue reading...

The Pell Decision

Apr 7, 2020

A few quick words on the Pell decision:

The High Court of Australia has just handed down its decision concerning Cardinal George Pell and charges of child sexual abuse. In a unanimous 7-0 decision, it has quashed his conviction. Thus

Continue reading...

Sheep in an Age of Big Brother

Apr 7, 2020

Just as shocking as the rise in Statism is the fact that so many sheeple are readily embracing it:

There is only one thing that worries me more than the reckless and inexcusable abuse of power as Big Brother statism

Continue reading...

Police States and the Corona Clampdown

Apr 6, 2020

Is corona moving us in the direction of a police state?

This is my 25th article on the corona crisis. I have said repeatedly now that we have two crises here: the health crisis, and a political/economic crisis. In most

Continue reading...

The Queen, Crises, and Christ

Apr 6, 2020

The Royal Family in times of crisis gives us a very faint picture of the Easter message:

With Easter once again upon us, it is worth reflecting on a few matters in this time of crisis, and look at another

Continue reading...

Emergencies, Big Government, and Freedom

Apr 5, 2020

We should all keep asking hard questions about what the state is doing during times of emergency:

I, like many others concerned about affirming freedom in a time of crisis, am going through my own Jordan Peterson moments right now.

Continue reading...

Genuine Knowledge of God

Apr 3, 2020

Now more than ever we need real knowledge of God and his purposes:

We always need to keep our focus on the living God – especially in turbulent times like now. If we lose sight of God, we will allow

Continue reading...

Lloyd-Jones and Our Riches in Christ

Apr 2, 2020

Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Ephesians 2:

To be really accurate I should title this piece ‘The Apostle Paul and Our Riches in Christ’ for that is what it is really all about. Yes, I will utilise the great Welsh preacher Martyn

Continue reading...

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

Continue reading...