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

The Christmas Metanarrative

Dec 22, 2012

As it happens, I am just finishing up reading the book of Revelation as part of my daily reading. So in a few days it will be back to Genesis. As I have often stated, if you simply read around

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Rampant Biblical Illiteracy

May 14, 2011

In Amos 8:11 we read these frightening words: “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Sovereign LORD, ‘when I will send a famine through the land – not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of

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Europe and the Importance of Memory

Sep 4, 2007

One leading theme of postmodernism is what is known as the rejection of all metanarratives. PoMo argues that there are no grand stories, no overarching narratives that can give meaning and rootedness to our lives.

Instead we are cast adrift

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Playing Our Part in the Culture Wars

Sep 28, 2016

It seems that in the culture wars in general, and the homosexuality debates in particular, we are easily being out-spent, out-gunned, out-maneuvered, and out-manned. This is true in many respects. The other side is awash with funding – often taxpayer

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Nice – The Islamists Have Already Won

Jul 16, 2016

There is only one thing as predictable as the regular Islamic jihadist attacks, and that is the brainless wonders in the West who defend to the death Islam and make excuses for the terrorists. It happens every time. Now with

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More Mindboggling Gosford Lunacy

Jul 2, 2016

Just when you thought things could not get any more bizarre and perverse at the Gosford Anglican Church with its hyper-leftist leader Rod Bower, it just has. This is one of the crazier – yet sadly still typical – things

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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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Divine Justice: Overcoming Evil is Good News

Jan 19, 2016

In an age of rampant biblical illiteracy (especially among Christians) the restatement of basic biblical truths becomes imperative. And if you happen to be in the book of Exodus right now (as part of reading through the entire Bible in

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The Omnipotence of God

Jan 5, 2016

This is another instalment in my irregular series on the attributes of God. I can think of no grander topic to write about than God and what he is like. Indeed, as a 20-year-old Spurgeon put it in a sermon,

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On the Book of Daniel

Sep 11, 2015

I am reading the book of Daniel once again and have been so impressed with the fact that it is such an utterly remarkable book in so many ways. The short book is divided into two main parts: chapters 1-6

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God, Easter and Human History

Apr 18, 2014

Compared to the New World (America, Australia, etc), the Old World is brimming full of incredible and amazing history, and to walk its streets is to go back into ancient times. There is nothing like touring a city such as

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More on Egoleaks

Dec 9, 2010

Now that I have become public enemy number one in some quarters for daring to question all those who are so intent on defending Julian Assange, I might as well go the whole hog, and risk even more criticisms and

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When Truth Disappears

Jul 1, 2010

Ideas have consequences and bad ideas have bad consequences. Unfortunately in the secular West, the rejection of God – which was meant to bring freedom – has simply resulted in bondage: bondage to bad ideas, bad thinking and bad worldviews.

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