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

Christians Getting Into Trouble

Nov 26, 2015

One cannot read the gospel accounts without noticing one very clear thing: wherever Jesus went, and whatever Jesus said and did, he brought division, he caused offense, and he created trouble – heaps of it. He always managed to get

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Despicable Dhimmitude

Dec 1, 2014

In an age of widespread deception, the need to tell the truth, and repeat the truth, becomes our highest duty. And one of the most important truths that needs to be stated again and again is this one: under Islam

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No More Business As Usual

Nov 11, 2014

Suppose you were a Christian pastor preparing your sermon for next Sunday in a less than peaceful and settled environment. Suppose you are a Christian in the Middle East with IS breathing down your neck, or in Africa with Boko

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The Significance of the Mosque

Mar 28, 2014

Mosques are appearing all over the West. Is this something to be applauded – an indication of healthy multiculturalism at work? Or is it something to be concerned about – another example of creeping sharia and stealth jihad? To properly

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Dar al-Harb and Islamic Expansionism

Feb 4, 2013

It is commonplace to find in Islam the broad distinction between Dar al-Harb (the house of war) and Dar al-Islam (the house of Islam). The former has to do with the state of war the non-Muslim world is in with

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The Urgent Need for Critical Thinking

Apr 1, 2012

One of the most pressing needs of contemporary Christians is to learn how to think critically. And the very fact that some of you are already murmuring to yourselves at this point is an indication of this. That is, there

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The War of Worldviews

Aug 18, 2010

H.G. Wells could write about The War of the Worlds, in which Martians and earthlings battled for supremacy. But the real battles today really come down to a war of worldviews. Competing worldviews and ideologies are battling it out,

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On Turning the World Upside Down

Jun 9, 2009

We live in very dark times. This website provides hundreds of examples of the gathering gloom which is overtaking much of the Western world. As the West seeks to jettison all traces of its Christian heritage, it is heading down

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Islamophiles Prove Our Point

Aug 5, 2017

The West is filled with clueless wonders who tell us repeatedly and adamantly that Islam is not a threat, it is a religion of peace, and the only real problem we face is “Islamophobia”. How many times have we heard

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On Teaching (and Being a Teacher)

Dec 29, 2016

I refer here to the biblical gift of teaching. I am not discussing secular school teachers and the like, but those who have been called of God and gifted to teach the Body of Christ. I do this in part

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Christian Mass Murderers (Or Clueless Wonders)

Aug 2, 2015

There is absolutely no question that the Nazis were mass murderers. And there is absolutely no question that groups like Planned Parenthood are mass murderers. Both have slain their millions. Both are guilty of crimes against humanity, and both are

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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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We Have Forgotten

Aug 2, 2014

“Lest we forget” was meant to remind us not to forget. But it seems that we have done exactly that – and in very quick fashion. The horrors we witnessed last century at the hands of the Nazis in Europe

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Prayer, Politics and PC

Jan 19, 2014

Jesus once said that the children of this world are wiser than the children of light (Luke 16:8). By this he meant that sometimes the unredeemed are more shrewd and more in tune with what is going on than the

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Cafeteria Religion

Mar 9, 2009

Mix and match eating arrangements are common – and acceptable – in cafeterias. Grab a tray, pick what you like, and pass over the rest. This is fine for eating out. However it does not work so well with religious

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