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

Gates, Giving, and Gullibility

Nov 7, 2013

There are far too many Christians who are woefully ignorant of things they really should know something about. And there are far too many believers who think that good intentions alone are sufficient to justify a particular course of action.

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Christians and Foreign Aid

Sep 18, 2013

Regrettably, many Christians do not think very carefully or biblically about the important social issues of the day. At best the church often just simply slavishly follows whatever the world is thinking, and just parrots the world’s nostrums instead of

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Marriage and Slavery: Apples and Oranges

Sep 3, 2013

There are plenty of stupid arguments for homosexual marriage, but one of the stupidest was made by the Prime Minister of Australia last night as he rudely and rather brainlessly replied to a question by a Christian pastor. Kevin Rudd’s

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Islam and Female Genital Mutilation

Jun 10, 2013

It is quite common when discussing this topic for critics to say that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is an ancient and widespread practice, and has nothing to do with Islam as such. Well, the critics are right about the first

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Sanger, Obama and Evil

Apr 24, 2013

One of the most evil and despicable persons on the planet was Margaret Sanger, the American eugenicist (1879-1966). She of course is the founder of Planned Parenthood International, the world’s largest provider of abortion. While she may not be a

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Clear Thinking on Islam and the Left

Feb 27, 2013

In 2009 Jamie Glazov wrote an important volume entitled United in Hate. In it he spoke about how the political left in the West has time and time again sided with America’s totalitarian enemies, most often of late, the

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And Even More of the Tolerance Brigade

Oct 17, 2012

Yep, it’s been at least a week, so we have plenty more cases of the tolerance brigade doing their thing. The militants will not rest until the entire world bows in subservience to their twisted agenda. And they are more

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Obama and Abortion

Oct 3, 2012

“No previous president has been so radically pro-abortion as Obama.” So who said that? Rush Limbaugh? James Dobson? Michele Bachmann? Billy Graham? Rick Santorum? Chuck Colson? Randall Terry? Nope. It was atheist civil libertarian Nat Hentoff.

He has just penned

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Critical Thinking and Logical Fallacies

Aug 23, 2012

Believe it or not, Christians are to think critically. Now before you drag me off and stone me, let me remind you that there are at least two different meanings of the word “critical”. One has to do with negative

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Welcome to the Islamic States of America

Jul 22, 2012

The current US President has consistently revealed his animus towards Christianity, while at the same time coddling up to the clear enemy of democracy and freedom: Islam. As I have documented often on this site, he seems to take as

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Kony, Kids and Campaigns

Mar 12, 2012

As most people now know there has been an Internet campaign which has gone viral big time to alert the public to the evil machinations of Ugandan rebel and mass killer Joseph Kony, and to seek to bring him to

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China, Christianity and Capitalism

Sep 15, 2011

A long time ago, when I converted to Christianity and left my wild hippy ways and counter-culture days, I became very interested in reading biographies and autobiographies of great men and women of God. As a new Christian I devoured

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Durban III and Anti-Israel Mischief

Aug 30, 2011

Back in 2001 the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance took place in Durban, South Africa. A follow-up conference was held in Geneva in 2009. Now Durban III is about to take place in New York

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The Ashes, Cricket and Christ

Dec 28, 2010

With the English now here battling Australia to retain the Ashes, it is worth looking at how this evolved, and how one remarkable cricketer became an even more amazing Christian missionary. I refer of course to C.T. Studd, the famous

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