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

Thanking the Saints

Jun 2, 2015

Anyone who is aware of the Christian scene in the West today realises that there is much amiss with the contemporary church. It seems so far removed from the early church in passion, purity, progress and purpose. One wonders if

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History, Biography and Baxter

Sep 26, 2011

A rather eclectic article is the only option following such an eclectic title. But there is method to my madness. I want to do several things here. One is to remind us all of the crucial value of history, and

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CINOs and RINOs are Both Selling Us Out

Oct 18, 2016

In my books they are pretty much the same: Christians In Name Only and Republicans In Name Only. While there are many genuine Christians who reluctantly and unenthusiastically will vote for Trump because Clinton is so bad, there are plenty

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With Christ in the School of Suffering

Oct 4, 2016

Most folks are not thrilled about suffering, and rightly so. But Christians view suffering in a much different light than most. While we are not told to seek out suffering, it has a redemptive and faith-building role to play. Scripture

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The Need for Perspective

Aug 13, 2016

Anyone who has flown on a plane knows about perspective. From many thousands of feet up in the air we can see things far differently than when we are earth-bound. We start to see a much bigger picture, and can

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God’s Suffering Servants

Jul 9, 2016

Jesus said quite explicitly on various occasions that the servant is not above the master (Matthew 10:24-25; Luke 6:40; John 13:16; John 15:20). The disciple of Christ cannot expect to be exempt from what his Lord has gone through. And

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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

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The Blessings of Brokenness

Jun 8, 2016

We often hear about a book title, sermon title, or conference title speaking about the secret to the Christian life. Well, since God has already revealed to us all that we need to know as to how to live a

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On Being Zealous

Mar 24, 2016

It is strange the way we deal with something like zeal – it is seen as being quite good in some areas but bad in others. If a person gets excited about religion, he is derided as a holy roller

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God’s Omnipresence

Jan 14, 2016

The omnipresence, or immensity, of God is another amazing divine attribute worth considering. On the one hand it can be rather straightforward to understand. Simply put, God is unlimited in relation to space. He is present everywhere and in all

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And Even More Dumb Quotes and Posters

Dec 21, 2015

As part of my ongoing series on dumb sayings and posters, I offer a few more for your enjoyment and edification. Given that the social media supplies us with a non-stop supply of such things, I have a bottomless well

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Rachel Carling-Jenkins and Abortion

Oct 21, 2015

Rachel Carling-Jenkins is a conservative and Christian who has recently been elected to the Victoria Parliament. She won her seat in the 2014 election as a member of the Victorian Legislative Council, representing the Western Metropolitan Region She is the

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The Dark Night of the Soul

Sep 20, 2015

My title of course comes from the title of a famous volume by the Spanish mystic Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591). His volume dealt with a common experience that many believers will encounter during their journey with God. Believers

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You Will Be Hated

Sep 17, 2015

Christians are a funny lot. They will go on and on about how they claim every promise of God. But when it comes to crunch time, they don’t really believe that for a moment. What they do believe is that

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