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

Good Intentions Are No Match for Stupidity

Sep 28, 2014

Sometimes the most clueless and brainless people around are sadly those who call themselves Christians. They have such a warped understanding of their own faith that they can often say and do the most idiotic and unhelpful things imaginable.


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A Divisive Faith

Sep 17, 2014

Plenty of theologically illiterate types like to talk about unity and harmony and oneness and other cushy concepts. They think that religion is OK if we just get rid of the hard edges, ease up on the distinctions, and just

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Angry Atheists With Nothing To Say

Mar 16, 2014

How can you write an 855-word essay and manage to say basically nothing of any significance? It is not difficult if you are an atheist, and especially if you are writing for the leftist Melbourne Age. The trouble is,

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Paul and His Unacceptable Behaviour

Jun 14, 2013

It has recently been brought to our attention that the apostle Paul was involved in an ugly incident involving those of other faiths, causing an uproar which is now making the headlines. Reports are emerging that while recently in Ephesus,

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Standing Against the Tide: Two Champions

Feb 18, 2013

Talk about a genuine dilemma: two world-class international speakers coming to Melbourne and both speaking on the same night at two different venues. Both are world-renowned individuals, noted for going against the tide and refusing to bow to political correctness,

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Discerning Love

Apr 1, 2012

Earlier today I wrote an article on the urgent need for critical thinking by believers. By that I basically meant that it is imperative that we think biblically. That is, we must not be slavishly following the world in its

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Force-Fed Multiculturalism

Sep 5, 2011

The multi-culti never rests, but continues to seek to grind everyone under its weight. A grand failed social experiment continues apace in the Western world. But fortunately at the same time there has been a strong reaction to this of

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Chrislam: Ten Reasons To Say ‘No’

Jun 28, 2011

If Christ is who he claims to be, and is the only way to reconciliation with God, then we can expect that plenty of counterfeits and deceptive substitutes will come along to derail us from Christ and his mission. Of

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The Death of Multiculturalism

Feb 13, 2011

The home of modern multiculturalism is quickly becoming the burial grounds for it. All over Europe not just the people, but the leaders, are beginning to see what a failed experiment multiculturalism has been. Speaking primarily of the refusal of

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And What If Abbott Had Won?

Sep 9, 2010

When it comes to politics, it seems one can never be too clear in what one is saying. It seems many people either intentionally or unintentionally misunderstand things. You spell something out a dozen times, and they still get it

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Our Children Under Siege

Jun 27, 2010

Sadly, secular humanists seem to know what most believers don’t know: we are in a war, and the long-term outcome must always be kept in view. And the real trophy of the culture wars is our children, and our grandchildren.

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Obama, Islam and Appeasement

Jun 5, 2009

President Obama’s major speech delivered in Cairo is now a matter of history. His 6000-word address will of course be subject to much debate and discussion for some time to come. It is not my intention here to offer an

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Abortion and Civil Disobedience

May 6, 2009

Much ink has been spilled on the ethics of civil disobedience, and whether it is ever justified. People of various belief systems have struggled with the question – both Christian and non-Christian. I have already weighed in on the debate

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More Public God-Loathing

Aug 11, 2007

The recent Make it Count forum put on by the Australian Christian Lobby in Canberra has created a predictable stir amongst our intelligentsia and Christophobes. The atheists and God-haters have come out in droves, complaining about the nasty influence of

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On Other Worldviews

Jul 30, 2007

We live in a pluralistic world, with a plurality of ideas, philosophies, beliefs and religions. How are we to treat these various belief systems and worldviews? Just how should the believer interact with those of differing faiths, or no faith

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