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

What the Loss of Sin Entails

Aug 5, 2011

Two items came in my inbox today which fit together like hand in glove. One has to do with another shocking case of moral relativism and sexual perversity. The other has to do with a call to return to a

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The War on Sonia: Part of the War on the West

Jul 20, 2016

For daring to suggest that Muslim immigration policies should be looked at a bit more closely, Sonia Kruger was blasted by every leftist moonbeam in Australia – and beyond. Her sensible remarks about Islam have made her Public Enemy Number

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This Slippery Slope is Going to the Dogs

Jun 10, 2016

Um, how many times do we have to say, “We told you so”? Pro-family activists have been warning for decades now that when we tamper with marriage and family, we end up on a dangerous slippery slope where anything goes.

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Good News on Safe Schools

Jun 2, 2016

A lot can happen in a week in the culture wars. The fight over the very unsafe Safe Schools program has certainly heated up, with a number of new developments. Just hours ago La Trobe University in Melbourne announced that

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Time for a New Conservative Party?

Mar 26, 2016

Throughout much of the Western world we are seeing all things political shifting leftwards, so that one-time conservative political parties are now usually simply middle-of-the-road parties, while leftist parties have become hard-core leftist parties.

If we simply look at America

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Europe, Refugees and Chaos

Feb 11, 2016

Europe is in a mess. Many think it is on the verge of major crisis, if not collapse, unless something is done quickly. With failed immigration policies, misplaced multiculturalism, and politically correct self-loathing, there is not a day that goes

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The Trans Assault on Women and Children

Nov 9, 2015

The radical sexual social engineers hate children, hate family, and hate society. And they are doing a really good job of destroying all three. In the name of bogus rights and sham science, they are unleashing a wave of terror

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On Mecca and Natural Disasters

Sep 13, 2015

That all sorts of nasty and destructive things happen in nature is not in dispute. But for the Christian, how much of this might be the result of the direct hand of God is a matter of some debate. The

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On the Syrian Refugees

Sep 7, 2015

There are always certain issues, especially when clouded with emotive media imagery, which can result in people ceasing to reflect critically but simply run on emotions. The refugee issue is one such topic where emoting instead of thinking tends to

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Laws, Lions and Lunacy

Jul 30, 2015

Simply opening the day’s newspapers, or tuning into the electronic news media outlets, can often reveal rather jarring juxtapositions. Today some of the talking points are lions, the ongoing expose of Planned Parenthood, and various reactions to both.

The big

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Baylor: The Winnowing Fan at Work

Jul 9, 2015

The what!? OK, for those of you not fully up on their biblical terminology, I refer of course to something found in the gospel accounts. In Matthew 3:1-12 we read about John the Baptist, how he is preparing the way

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Looking For Love

Mar 5, 2015

There is no question that we are designed to love, and to receive love. We were created for community, and we all have a basic need to be affirmed and accepted by others, and be in meaningful relationships with other

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The Gathering Storm Against Christians

Mar 3, 2015

All over the West there is a war against Christians and Christianity taking place, and each day this is hotting up even more. Indeed, on a daily basis we find further ugly examples of anti-Christian bigotry taking place. I could

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Brittany Maynard and Suicide

Oct 30, 2014

In a widely publicised case, a 29-year-old American woman who found out she had brain cancer announced that she was going to take her life on November 1, 2014. The woman is an advocate for a euthanasia group, and has

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Islam Around the World

Oct 13, 2014

OK, it’s been another week, so we have plenty more stories from the religion of peace. No matter what part of the globe we are discussing, we have many more very disturbing reports about things being done in the name

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Whatever Happened To Evil?

Sep 25, 2014

We no longer believe in evil it seems – at least in the Western world. Hardly anyone takes the concept seriously anymore. Until recently of course we did believe there was such a thing as evil, but now we think

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Baby Gammy and Beyond

Sep 9, 2014

The recent case of baby buying which made headlines around the world is still being played out. You will recall the appalling story of a Perth couple who changed their minds midstream, leaving one twin baby left behind in Thailand

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