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

Reflecting God’s Broken Heart

Aug 6, 2014

Tragically many Christians never actually read their Bibles. Or if they do, they stick to the New Testament. But that means they are ignoring a full three quarters of God’s word. To ignore most of Scripture is a real loss.

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A Review of the IVP Black Dictionary Series

Sep 7, 2012

In a 20-year period InterVarsity Press has produced a top notch series of dictionaries on the Old and New Testaments. The series of large volumes in black have been completed with the latest volume just out, dealing with the prophets

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Answering the False Shepherds

Apr 2, 2012

There is nothing new about false teachings, heresy, and apostasy in the churches. They have been occurring for two millennia now. Jesus himself warned about this often. He made it clear that ravenous wolves would tear about the flocks, and

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Whatever Happened To the Cross?

Sep 18, 2011

Why is it that the things most emphasised by the early church seem to be the very things we belittle, ignore or omit today? Why is it that the central features of the gospel enunciated and championed by the first

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‘Woe To You Shepherds’

Jun 6, 2011

It is a very fearful thing indeed to seek to be a Christian leader. It is probably better not to seek such leadership at all, but instead make sure it is a clear calling of God. The responsibilities of Christian

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So Where Are All the Prophets?

Feb 1, 2013

I read again this morning in my daily readings one of my favourite Old Testament passages. It is one I often share in public talks, in lectures to my students, and elsewhere. It involves a short line by Moses which

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On Social Justice

Jan 6, 2013

One of the most bandied about phrases, yet one of the most ill-defined, is “social justice”. So opaque and nebulous is the term that economist and political scientist F. A. Hayek entitled volume two of his important trilogy, Law, Legislation

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The Book Bucket List

Aug 18, 2012

In a bucket list a person draws up a listing of all the things he wants to do or see before he dies. As each activity is completed the item gets scratched off the list. I here propose a book

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And What If Abbott Had Won?

Sep 9, 2010

When it comes to politics, it seems one can never be too clear in what one is saying. It seems many people either intentionally or unintentionally misunderstand things. You spell something out a dozen times, and they still get it

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Notable Christians: Francis Schaeffer

Oct 14, 2009

This pastor, apologist and writer had a profound impact on evangelicalism in the second half of the twentieth century, and his impact is still very much felt today. Although he has been dead now for a quarter of a century

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Notable Christians: A. W. Tozer

Oct 2, 2009

(This is hopefully the first in an irregular series of articles about Christians of note – at least Christians who I have a lot of time for. They will include pastors, theologians, missionaries, and other sorts of Christians who I

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