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

Infanticide Again

Feb 28, 2012

When academics call for baby killing, you know we have reached the outer limits of the moral atmosphere. Our mighty intellects, who are supposed to be training the next generation both mentally and morally, are often instead doing a great

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Unrestricted IVF: Who Protects the Child?

Jul 23, 2000

The Infertility Treatment Authority recently put on a one-day public seminar in Melbourne entitled “The Welfare and Interests of Persons Born as a Result of Assisted Reproduction”. A number of speakers involved in or associated with the IVF industry were

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On the Subject of Subjectivism

Nov 10, 2013

Confession time: I really like Dr Pepper. But for some odd reason, many people do not. And some people don’t even know what it is. The American soft drink is a favourite of mine, although sometimes difficult to procure here

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Seducing the Churches

Oct 8, 2013

Infiltration is often more effective than outward assaults. If you can sneak into that which you are seeking to destroy, you can usually accomplish your goals more easily and efficiently than trying to wear it down from without. All revolutionaries

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The Puritans

Jan 25, 2013

The Puritans have gotten a bad rap. From the very beginning the word “Puritan” was a term of derision. Indeed, we have the term “puritanical” because they have been wrongly pictured as dour, joyless, negative and repressive. But that is

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Possessions, Contentment and Discipleship

Apr 27, 2012

Admittedly, contentment is rather difficult to achieve in an age of rising expectations. Not only does everyone want to keep up with the Joneses, but they want to surpass them as well. Our modern consumer society, aided and abetted by

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Nancy Pelosi’s Aberrant Christianity

Jan 5, 2010

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appears to have a rather aberrant view of her faith. Claiming to be a good Catholic, she is of course a leading supporter of abortion rights. Indeed, she is a Democrat with pronounced

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The Menace of Eugenics

Nov 20, 2008

Most people know about Hitler’s plan to create a master race and to weed out the unfit and inferior races. His horrible plans resulted in the Second World War, the deaths of millions, and the Holocaust. His notions of racial

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A Church Apology to Darwin?

Sep 15, 2008

If news reports are to be believed, the Church of England will apologise to Charles Darwin for rejecting his theory of evolution. This is how the story is being reported:

“Coming 126 years after his death, the church’s apology will

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Brave New Worlds

Nov 17, 2007

The report this week that scientists have now cloned embryos from adult monkeys takes us ever closer to the possibility of human cloning. Overcoming this hurdle does make the prospect of human cloning all the more certain. Thus it really

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Contentment in an Age of Excess

Oct 26, 2007

The biblical understanding of wealth, possessions and stewardship is not easily summarised in a short essay. But even a very brief examination of these issues should certainly include the biblical theme of contentment. The Christian life is to be characterised,

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Learning to Live With Limits

Aug 9, 2007

For most of human history people have accepted the fact that life is “nasty, poor, brutish, and short”, to use Hobbes’s phrase. But advances in science, medicine, technology and other areas have resulted in a redefinition of what it is

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Families and the New Eugenics

Oct 25, 1997

In the brave new world of the 1990s, a number of emerging technological possibilities pose a threat to the family unit. The ability to ascertain various physical ailments in utero, and the ability to preselect the sex of the child

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