CultureWatch

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

Peace At Any Price

Sep 18, 2011

There comes a time in the life of any Christian leader when he has to decide just who he will serve. Will he go the easy way, or the way that God directs? Will he seek to please men or

Continue reading...

How To Live a Quiet and Peaceful Life

Aug 3, 2011

Good news folks: I have discovered the secret to being able to live a life with no conflict, no disquiet, no opposition, and no rough sailing. Of course not every trouble and difficulty in life will be avoided, but one

Continue reading...

The Reigning Kingdom of Self

Aug 31, 2010

The cult of self is of course endemic in Western culture. Yet to a large degree, the kingdom of self has invaded the kingdom of God as well. In many ways the church today has traded self-denial for self-fulfillment. Christians

Continue reading...

Peace on Earth and Interfaith Dialogue

Nov 30, 2008

There are all sorts of reasons why people get involved in interfaith dialogue. Some are better than others. Some Christians, for example, may think in so doing they are being Christlike, or fulfilling biblical injunctions to be peacemakers and the

Continue reading...

Islam’s Long History of Targeting Europe

Jul 18, 2016

Europe has always been a major target of Islam throughout its 1400-year history. What we see taking place today with jihadist attack in major European cities, Islamic no-go zones in many European locales, and creeping sharia, etc, demonstrates the ongoing

Continue reading...

You Have Enemies? Good

Jun 10, 2016

I am reading through the Psalms once again. One thing that stands out like a sore thumb is how often David or the psalmist speaks about enemies. It is a constant theme throughout all 150 psalms, and when something is

Continue reading...

Dealing With the New Trans-Madness

Oct 24, 2015

The recent announcement that Bruce Jenner will be named “Woman of the Year” highlights the fact that a war on reality has been declared, and insanity now rules our elites – at least in the West. And the entire transgender

Continue reading...

Jesus, Judgment and Sinners

Oct 6, 2015

Christians are meant to be students of the Word. We should always do things by the Book – the Word of God. Our marching orders and instructions should always come from Scripture, not from popular opinion, not from trendy movements,

Continue reading...

Christian Emotional Bungee Jumpers

Sep 21, 2015

I hate to say it, but the church is full of Christians who live by their emotions. Of course much of the Western world is comprised of such folks, but the sad thing is to see the church inundated with

Continue reading...

Facing Up To Persecution

Aug 3, 2015

Hands up, who enjoys persecution? OK, so no one does. Fair enough. I don’t either. But whether or not we like something has nothing to do with if it is bound to happen. And the Bible makes it perfectly clear

Continue reading...

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

Continue reading...

Magna Carta: The Christian Connection

Jun 16, 2015

Eight hundred years ago the Great Charter was written, and we still are enjoying the benefits of it today. Simply put, this hugely significant document helped secure genuine democratic reforms, restrictions on government powers, equality and freedom under law, and

Continue reading...

Liberation Theology and Marxism

May 5, 2015

We do not hear all that much about liberation theology nowadays. But it certainly was a major issue in the 70s and 80s, and I wrote extensively about it at the time. Although primarily a phenomena of Latin America, and

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...

Fifty Shades of Sleaze

Feb 10, 2015

Disclaimer: I have not read the lousy books and I do not plan to see the lousy movies – so shoot me already. But I don’t need to eat strychnine or drink poison to warn others about it. Moreover, when

Continue reading...