CultureWatch

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

Grand Slams, Greatness, Glory and God

Jan 30, 2017

Tennis fans no doubt will know what I am referring to here, at least with my first three Gs. They would know all about the record-breaking events of the past two weeks at the Australian Open, culminating in the amazing

Continue reading...

Theology and God’s Sovereignty

Jan 18, 2017

A topic that has been the stuff of thousands of years of discussion is not going to get very far in a short article from me. So let me narrow things down right away: here I want to just look

Continue reading...

Can God Do Anything?

Jan 15, 2017

When discussing any topic about God we are of course greatly limited in our understanding. He is infinite and we are not. He is perfect and we are not. The good news is that God has revealed himself to us

Continue reading...

The City of Man vs the City of God

Oct 20, 2016

Allow me to engage in rather broad-brush strokes here as I look at current events through the eyes of history, especially church history. I have written often about the values of Western civilisation in general, and the appalling election choices

Continue reading...

God With Us in Dark Times

Oct 16, 2016

We live in very dark times. While war, chaos and misery abound throughout the world, I refer especially to the West. Any observer with open eyes can see just how bad things are getting – both in the church and

Continue reading...

Habakkuk, Trust, God and the Nations

Sep 18, 2016

The book of Habakkuk is as amazing as it is brief. Three short chapters totaling just 56 verses contain so much theological, pastoral and apologetic richness. In many ways it is a lament (Habakkuk taking his complaints to God) as

Continue reading...

God, Suffering, Lament, and Mourning

Aug 29, 2016

Oftentimes a diverse and unrelated bunch of events will nicely come together, and inspire a hopefully coherent and unified article. This is one of them. Thinking about brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering in various ways is one

Continue reading...

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,

Continue reading...

On Being Radical for God

May 4, 2015

In 1 Corinthians 10 Paul mentions some episodes from Israel’s life about how Yahweh judged them for their sins as recorded in parts of Exodus and Numbers. Then he says this in v. 6: “Now these things occurred as examples

Continue reading...

Fleecing the Flock of God

Mar 14, 2015

One of the most shocking passages in all of the Old Testament is Jeremiah 5:31: “The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the

Continue reading...

Carl Henry on the Holiness of God

Feb 12, 2015

One can never write too much about the holiness of God. It may well be his overriding and overarching attribute. I have already penned articles about Ryle on holiness, and Lloyd-Jones on holiness, and I will likely pen many more.

Continue reading...

Are We All Children of God?

Jan 17, 2015

A very common – but mistaken – claim made all the time is that we are all God’s children. Whether a person is a Christian or non-Christian, it is asserted that everyone is a child of God. While this may

Continue reading...

God, Divine Purposes, and Conditionality

Dec 11, 2014

I am reluctant to pen this piece for the simple reason that various die-hard armchair theologians of different persuasions may miss the point of what I am trying to say here, and seek to push their particular theological wheelbarrow instead.

Continue reading...