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

5 Common Myths about the US Elections

Jul 26, 2016

That passions are high and emotions are running wild over the upcoming US election goes without saying. But far too often feelings trump facts, and mere emoting takes over from sound reasoning. I have seen this in full measure over

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An “Evolving” Trump?

May 13, 2016

It is getting downright scary how otherwise sensible and sober conservatives are jumping on board the Trump bandwagon because of just one issue or just one thing he recently said or did. Despite the overwhelming mountain of evidence of how

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Londonistan is Now Here

May 7, 2016

Ten years ago English commentator Melanie Phillips wrote a very important book entitled Londonistan. It was a prophetic volume, a jeremiad against a sleeping England and an aggressive Islam. British self-loathing and loss of confidence coupled with advancing Islam

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The Only Hope for the West

Feb 18, 2016

Leaders come and go and nations come and go. God can use both for his purposes. Think of a Moses, or the judges (as in the book of Judges), or Esther, or even a pagan king like Cyrus of Persia

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On Leaving Church, Revisited

Dec 12, 2015

An article written a year ago which was just one of many penned by me on a daily basis has turned out to be quite a showstopper. Indeed, the reaction was a big surprise to me, as I really did

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Islam, Reform, and Traitors in Our Midst

Dec 9, 2015

Since the infamous 9/11 of 14 years ago there have been 27,401 Islamic terrorist attacks. Did you get that? These deadly attacks were not carried out by frustrated Baptists or disgruntled Buddhists. These attacks were carried out by devout Muslims

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Love and Marriage, Horse and Carriage

Nov 5, 2015

Up until recently pretty much everyone knew that marriage and family go together, and more specifically, that sexual intercourse and reproduction go together. Most folks recognised that sexuality and children were best safeguarded within the institution of marriage.

Marriage was

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What Slippery Slope? Throuple-Mania

Oct 17, 2015

I am not sure which is worse: the actions being described here, or the blasé matter-of-fact way they are being reported. It is as if a news report is describing someone building a house or getting a new job –

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Marriage Wars, Truth Wars, and Tolerance Wars

Aug 26, 2015

When you don’t have solid answers, arguments and facts to make your case, then simply demonising and shouting down opposing voices is always a neat way to proceed. And this is the normal operating procedure for the homosexual activists and

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Um Yes, Jesus Would Discriminate

Jul 8, 2015

There are so many clueless Christians out there who are peddling so much unbiblical nonsense that I despair greatly for the state of today’s church. While we expect worldlings to promote worldly nonsense, we don’t expect Christians to. Or at

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Apocalypse Now

Apr 29, 2015

The book of Revelation, also known as The Apocalypse (the Greek word being used here), is of course one of the more intriguing and often mysterious books found in all of Scripture. It has fascinated and puzzled believers for millennia

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He’s Alive: Lessons from Luke

Apr 7, 2015

By now most Victorians, and perhaps many Australians, will have heard the great news: Luke Shambrook is alive. The 11-year-old Victorian boy with severe autism had been lost in the bush since Good Friday. He had wandered away from a

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The Gathering Storm Against Christians

Mar 3, 2015

All over the West there is a war against Christians and Christianity taking place, and each day this is hotting up even more. Indeed, on a daily basis we find further ugly examples of anti-Christian bigotry taking place. I could

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Sin, Sleaze and Hyper Grace

Feb 15, 2015

One of the biggest problems in the Christian church in the West today is that of antinomianism. The Greek word for law is nomos, and most folks know what the prefix anti means, so this term basically means “against

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Let Me Explain Hate To You

Jan 29, 2015

Words matter, and as the radicals of the secular left know full well, when you change words you can change a culture. They have understood that verbal engineering always precedes social engineering, so they are happy to be as revolutionary

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Jihad in Sydney

Dec 15, 2014

As I write, the Islamic hostage situation in Sydney is still underway, now for over seven hours. One or more militants with their Islamic flag are holding at least 13 hostages, and the entire scene is developing right now before

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