CultureWatch

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

On Books, Reading and Libraries

Sep 7, 2016

Anyone who knows me realises that any excuse will do for buying books, reading books, and writing about books. So a few recent articles about books were enough of an excuse for me to put pen to paper – or

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Europe and the Decline of the Church

Jan 4, 2015

In a recent article I discussed the growing trend of Christians leaving church (mainly in America), while still remaining followers of Jesus. They have found other ways to fellowship and grow together with other Christians, but they are basically “done”

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Global Christian Persecution

Jun 25, 2014

There is no greater persecution being experienced today than that of Christians. A recent report by the Pew Research Center found that “Christians continue to be the world’s most oppressed religious group, with persecution against them reported in 110 countries.”

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Global Islamification

Feb 10, 2011

Two new studies provide some worrying statistics on the spread of Islam around the world. One focuses on the global reach of Islam while the other highlights the situation in Britain. Both make it clear that the Muslim population continues

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On Leaving Church

Dec 26, 2014

There are many Christians who have stopped going to church. They have not given up on God, have not renounced their faith, have not denied Christ, and have not become pagans. They simply are no longer going to church. That

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