CultureWatch

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

Identity Madness, Education, and the PC Police

Jul 20, 2016

OK, let’s cut to the quick: the revolutionaries of the left have declared war on everything. They are so intent on destroying Western civilisation and its Judeo-Christian underpinnings that they are quite happy to wreak havoc everywhere and on everyone.

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Notable Christians: Vance Havner

Feb 25, 2016

When we think of great men of God, terrific prophetic voices from the past century, names like Tozer and Ravenhill easily arise. But another preacher, evangelist and prophet can also be included in their ranks: Vance Havner. The American preacher

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The Transgender War on Everything

Nov 6, 2015

War has been declared on normality, reality, biology, morality and sanity. The militant homosexual/transgender revolutionaries have unleashed a reign of terror on everyone and everything that stands in their way. And everywhere casualties are mounting up.

All this chaos, carnage

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In For the Long Haul

Nov 2, 2015

Most people, as well as most politicians, only think in terms of the short term and immediate gain. They seldom think about the bigger picture and the longer term. Immediate benefits and short term gains tend to be the main

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The Book of Lamentations

Oct 22, 2015

Why do I suspect that most Christians have given this Old Testament book a wide berth, and never bothered to read it? While perhaps most Western Christians may not have even read the entire OT, many would be put off

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Christian Atheists?

Oct 25, 2014

Atheists of course don’t believe in God. That is to be expected. But the question is, why don’t Christians believe God anymore? Why do they profess to be followers of Christ when by their very actions and their very refusal

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Drug Legalisation Myths, Part Two

Feb 18, 2014

I continue with more claims made by the drug legalisation and/or decriminalisation crowd, showing how their oft-heard claims really do not stack up to the evidence. Here then are four more such claims.

Fifth, crime rates may in fact rise.

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2013: A Good Year For Life

Jan 4, 2014

While everyone concerned about the slaughter of the innocents would like to see an end to all abortions, often an incremental approach is how the pro-life war is being won. Many recent battles for life have indeed been successful, and

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Changing Hearts, Laws or Cultures?

Jul 31, 2013

It is an old question, but one that is often raised: Should we not as Christians simply seek to change hearts? Why waste time on changing laws or trying to change cultures? Unless people are Christians, what is the point

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Taking Back Sexual Wholeness

Jul 29, 2013

Anyone except porn lovers and radical civil libertarians knows what a destructive tsunami the porn plague has been. It has devastated relationships, marriages, families and countless individuals in a downward spiral of degrading addiction.

And for some of course it

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Father Absence

Jun 25, 2013

Over five decades of social science research have told us just how bad things are for children when the father is absent. By every social indicator, children fare far worse when deprived of their biological dads. Whether we talk about

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The Facts on Fatherlessness, Part Two

May 17, 2013

Mental, emotional and physical well-being

  • From nations as diverse as Finland and South Africa, a number of studies have reported that anywhere from 50 to 80 per cent of psychiatric patients come from broken homes.
  • A Canadian study of teenagers
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On Moral Sinkholes

Mar 26, 2013

Imagine you are playing a round of golf with your buddies when one of the group suddenly disappears into the earth. This is not fanciful thinking – it actually happened. It was due to a sinkhole – one of hundreds

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A Tale of Three Greenies

Jan 23, 2013

We all should be concerned about taking care of planet earth. After all, this is our only home, and we owe it to our children to leave them a habitable planet. But we should also be concerned about radical greenies

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Fractured Families and Social Engineering

Jan 1, 2013

We live in an age of ever escalating rights’ claims, but with ever decreasing emphasis on responsibility and obligation. Every day new claims to rights are being heard, often just pulled out of the hat. And each new day sees

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Faith, Foundations, and National Survival

Dec 4, 2012

A nation cut adrift from its own history and identity will not long last. The traditions, beliefs, values and heritage of a nation can be undermined through neglect, revisionism and direct attack. Those seeking to overthrow a culture know they

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The Whole Gospel

Jun 24, 2012

At the very heart of the gospel is the fact that Jesus Christ died on a cross in our place for our sins, so that those who come to him in repentance and faith can be reconciled to God and

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Winning the Abortion Battle

May 20, 2012

There are all sorts of contest shows on television now, where a whole bunch of people compete for the prize of top spot. These include cooking shows, building shows, dancing shows, singing shows, talent shows, and so on. All of

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