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

Self-Esteem and the Question of Origins

Nov 13, 2007

There is little doubt that in the Western world there is a growing malaise centred on low self-esteem. Our sense of self-worth and value seems to be at an all-time low. The indicators are as prevalent as they are ominous:

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Second Thoughts on Darwinism

Mar 10, 2017

One of the most difficult things one can do today is dare to offer a critique of the reigning Darwinian paradigm. It is not unlike daring to leave Islam: it is considered to be apostasy and death is the required

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Atheism, Evidence, and Pre-Commitments

Nov 26, 2012

We all know of angry atheists and belligerent misotheists. Richard Dawkins is of course a prime example of this. But there are some atheists who are more humble, more open to truth, and more willing to abandon shibboleths, even if

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The End of Freedom and Dignity

Jun 10, 2009

The march of science and the outworking of Enlightenment thinking has been a mixed bag. There has been both progress and regress during the past few centuries. Science and technology has made life a lot easier in recent times, but

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Brave New Worlds

Nov 17, 2007

The report this week that scientists have now cloned embryos from adult monkeys takes us ever closer to the possibility of human cloning. Overcoming this hurdle does make the prospect of human cloning all the more certain. Thus it really

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Contentment in an Age of Excess

Oct 26, 2007

The biblical understanding of wealth, possessions and stewardship is not easily summarised in a short essay. But even a very brief examination of these issues should certainly include the biblical theme of contentment. The Christian life is to be characterised,

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Coming To Terms With Evil

Apr 18, 2007

In some ways it is unwise to speak too soon about such tragedies as took place in Virginia yesterday. Way too many questions remain unanswered, and the grieving process must be allowed to do its full work. Silence and prayers

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