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

Why the Cross?

Apr 15, 2017

The Easter event is the most important event in human history. Without the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we would all be lost – forever. The love relationship God desired with his creatures was marred by sin and rebellion,

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Minimalist and Maximalist Christianity

Apr 12, 2017

Warning: this is an article about theology. Now that I have scared away around 90 percent of my readers, let me continue with the remaining ten percenters! My thesis here is simple: every Christian, whether they like it or not,

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Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe), RIP

Feb 19, 2017

A leading figure in the abortion wars – on both sides – has just passed away. Norma McCorvey was the “Jane Roe” of the 1973 American abortion decision, Roe v Wade. Later she became a Christian and worked tirelessly on

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Faith and Freedom vs Communist Cuba

Nov 29, 2016

With the death of Fidel Castro we still have Western fools extolling this Communist hellhole as some sort of worker’s paradise and an island paragon of human rights. It is nothing of the sort and has never been, ever since

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Culture Wars, Theology, and Working Together

Aug 28, 2016

I have written frequently about issues like co-belligerency. I have written often about the fact that I am a Protestant evangelical, with very real theological differences with my Catholic friends. And I have written often about how I prefer my

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A Teachable Spirit

Jun 20, 2016

I am becoming increasingly convinced that one real indication of genuine salvation – of a person really being a true follower of Jesus Christ – is having a teachable spirit. The willingness to admit that we don’t know it all,

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In Defence of C. S. Lewis

Jun 12, 2016

This sounds very odd indeed: defend one of the greatest Christian thinkers, authors, scholars and apologists of the past century? Why in the world would I seek to defend someone who has blessed millions, helped millions, and strengthened the faith

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Moral and Political Clarity in an Age of IS

Dec 5, 2015

We live in an age which is so reduced to mere emoting, to clichés, to celebrity opinions, and to 30-second soundbites, that properly dealing with vital issues can be quite difficult indeed. We are so dumbed down, so historically illiterate,

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Carson, Islam and the White House

Sep 22, 2015

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson has gotten a lot of leftists and Muslims upset by saying he does not think a Muslim should be president of the US. That has got the chattering classes going ballistic of course, and Muslim groups

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God’s Judgment: Nowhere to Hide

Jul 14, 2015

The themes of the wrath of God and the judgment of God may not be popular nowadays, even in most Christian circles, but they are found everywhere in Holy Scripture. Thus anyone claiming to represent our Lord must dwell on

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On Naming Names

Mar 29, 2015

I have learned over the years that far too many folks who call themselves Christians are more than happy to believe in and toss around things that are patently untrue and clearly unbiblical. They pick up some dumb idea or

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Yet Another Arrogant Atheist Rant

Feb 1, 2015

One would wish that the angry atheists came up with something new for a change – something original or something clever. Instead, all we get from them are the same old tired clichés and bumper sticker objections that have been

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Your Worst Life Now

Dec 20, 2014

It can be said quite assuredly that America, along with so much of the West, is the home of the most materialistic, consumeristic, self-centred, money-hungry and hedonistic people on earth. Sure, such folks can be found elsewhere, and have been

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Conviction: Getting the Balance Right

Aug 18, 2014

There is always plenty of confused thinking out there in the Christian world, and it often springs from not getting the biblical balance right. We can easily go off into an extreme simply by emphasising one aspect of biblical truth

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More Mental and Moral Meltdowns

Jun 11, 2014

One question almost too difficult to answer concerning the state of so much of the West today is this: which is worse, our mental meltdown or our moral meltdown? Chances are they are both equally abysmal. We live in a

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Please, Let My People Think

Mar 31, 2014

Is biblical discernment at an all-time low in the Christian church today? Is the ability of Western Christians to think critically, carefully and logically at a premium today? Any incisive Christian observer would have to offer an unambiguous ‘yes’ to

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