CultureWatch

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

Our Global Moral Meltdown

Nov 19, 2010

It seems that we have come to a place where we are trying to outdo one another in cases of moral madness and ethical idiocy. Daily our media headlines give us shocking new stories of a society going straight down

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Yet More Intolerance From the Tolerance Brigade

Mar 1, 2013

OK, so another week has passed, and plenty more examples of intolerance, bullying and persecution from the homosexual militants are waiting to be documented here. We know for certain now that while these folks cry the loudest about acceptance, tolerance

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Warnings About Riches: Old Testament

Jun 10, 2014

Let me say at the outset, in order to avoid any misunderstandings, that I am a firm believer in wealth creation and the free market. Time and time again it has lifted the masses out of poverty like no other

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European Decline, European Renewal

May 13, 2014

My whirlwind trip through Europe is now at an end, with my last days being spent in the UK before heading home. While revisiting Europe has been great in so many ways, it has also been quite depressing in other

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On the Subject of Subjectivism

Nov 10, 2013

Confession time: I really like Dr Pepper. But for some odd reason, many people do not. And some people don’t even know what it is. The American soft drink is a favourite of mine, although sometimes difficult to procure here

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Conservatives and Homosexual Marriage

Mar 30, 2013

So how should conservatives think about homosexual marriage? Lest it be thought that this is a no brainer, bear in mind that part of the problem has to do with what we actually mean by “conservative”. There are of course

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Women and Islam

Nov 24, 2012

Simply put, women are treated as second-class citizens in most Muslim-majority nations. And this is not an anomaly of Islam: it fully follows from authoritative Islamic tradition. The example of Muhammad is paramount in this regard, and full justification for

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Prophetic Words to a Dying Nation

Aug 9, 2012

It is encouraging and refreshing to see some of America’s elder statesmen in the faith coming out with strong, prophetic words of both love and warning to their nation. In the US some of God’s great saints – even in

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Do We Really Care?

Jul 13, 2012

Given the miserable state of so much of the world, it seems that most people do not really care very much. Apathy and indifference reign, as things continue to go downhill all around us. And so-called Christians are just as

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Truth in Commencement Addresses

Jun 9, 2012

Truth is not often something that gets a good run in most high school or college commencement speeches. Often we have a mix of schmaltzy, feel-good, self-serving and New Age mumbo jumbo. The kids who have been flattered and pampered

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Even the Stones Will Speak Out

Mar 5, 2011

As Western culture continues to head straight into the cesspool, there are at least two options. The downward decline will either continue unabated, or some concerned individuals will rise up and shout, ‘Enough is enough’. And sometimes when things get

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Revival or Reformation?

May 3, 2010

For years now when asked what I thought to be the main task of the church – revival or reformation – I have always answered: ‘both’. I have said both are vitally important and we need not choose between the

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On 1000 Articles

Feb 2, 2009

OK, another cryptic title. Some with a bit of knowledge of ecclesiastical history might be thinking of the 39 Articles (the 1562 Anglican statement of faith). No, that is not quite what I have in mind here. Actually, the title

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Artists Who Offend

Aug 31, 2007

It really does get tedious after a while. Self-proclaimed “artists” who want to make a strong and “courageous” statement to “get us to think”, et cetera, et cetera. Please, spare me. It is becoming so very common and so utterly

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