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

Marriage, SCOTUS, and a Missing Church

Mar 28, 2013

This week the US Supreme Court met to deliberate on one of the most important social and moral issues of our day: homosexual marriage. Yet I suspect the great majority of churches did not even know this was happening. And

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And Another Massive Marriage Win

Sep 20, 2012

The Australian Senate has just voted on homosexual marriage with another big defeat handed to the militants. With a clear two-thirds rejecting the bill, this is another slap in the face to the activists and their political hangers-on. The bill

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Getting Rich From Busting Up Marriages

Apr 12, 2010

An American online “dating site” has just opened in Australia. It is actually a cheating site, and its motto is, “Life is short. Have an affair”. The Ashley Madison website encourages married couples to have affairs, claiming that this is

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Why Marriage Matters

Aug 17, 2009

The recent National Marriage breakfast in Canberra was a great success, with some 500 people in attendance. But if you simply relied on the mainstream media, you would not have even known that it took place. The only coverage at

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On Breaking the Marriage Covenant

Aug 12, 2008

For millennia, the institution of marriage was viewed as a solemn covenant, involving strong obligations and commitment. Recently however many Westerners have come to view marriage as just a mere personal arrangement, which can be treated lightly and dissolved at

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Marriage in an Age of Rights

Mar 30, 1998

While flicking through our local community newspaper recently, I came across two ads which struck my attention. Both ads were for divorce services. One ad read simply: “Divorce ‘R’ Us: low cost divorce” and gave a phone number. The second

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Reestablishing Marriage

Jul 15, 1996

We live in a culture that no longer believes in the importance of marriage. Indeed, we have moved from being a culture of marriage to a culture of divorce. At a time when the institution of marriage is maligned and

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Yes Porn Harms

Dec 9, 2015

Governments can be rather schizophrenic when it comes to looking after the wellbeing of the community. It may crack down on, restrict, or even ban certain things which are in fact perhaps not such a big deal, while allowing other

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Bigotry, Agendas, and Guilt

Aug 11, 2014

It will come as a shock to some people, especially the secular lefties, but when someone has guilt feelings, it is usually because they are in fact guilty. So instead of just trying to deal with the superficial level of

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Time To Stop Baby Buying

Aug 1, 2014

An indication of a society that has lost its way is how poorly it treats its most vulnerable members. And they don’t come much more vulnerable than helpless babies. When babies are treated with disdain and contempt, then you know

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The Facts on Fatherlessness, Part Two

May 17, 2013

Mental, emotional and physical well-being

  • From nations as diverse as Finland and South Africa, a number of studies have reported that anywhere from 50 to 80 per cent of psychiatric patients come from broken homes.
  • A Canadian study of teenagers
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Redefining the Family Out Of Existence

Aug 11, 2000

Given the overwhelming community rejection of calls to allow singles and lesbians to have access to IVF, the supporters of such a move have resorted to statistical sleight of hand to make their case. The argument now being put forward

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The Economic Costs of Divorce

Jul 1, 1998

A new Federal report has been released which puts marriage back on the public policy agenda. The report, To Have and To Hold: Strategies to Strengthen Marriage and Relationships, was released in June by the House of Representatives Standing

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Statism and the De-Sexed Society

May 25, 2016

The Total State wants nothing standing in between it and the naked individual. Complete control by the authoritarians is much easier that way of course when there is no one to mediate between the person and the All-Powerful State. Things

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Christ Our Mediator

May 10, 2016

Conflicts, disputes, arguments and division are a part of life, as is the need to resolve such ruptures and heal such splits. People are always getting into conflict, and there is always a need for conflict resolution. This is what

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Dealing with Cults

Jan 6, 2016

Just this morning a Christian friend in another country contacted me, greatly worried about family members who had obviously gotten themselves involved in a deceptive and nutty cult. She was terribly concerned – and rightly so – about all this

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Children, Families and Social Policy

Apr 23, 2015

In a discussion with some politicians yesterday about the well-being of children and various political policies, I mentioned that it can sometimes be difficult to get the right mix. We discussed the recent policy on vaccinations, and the cutback of

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Leviticus, Law and Love

Jan 30, 2015

It is often said that a new Christian should not start reading the Old Testament, because they will likely get bogged down and frustrated by the time they get to a book like Leviticus. While it is true that the

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