Bill Muehlenberg

Bill Muehlenberg teaches ethics, apologetics and theology at several Melbourne Bible Colleges. His independent blog, Culture Watch, has over 5,000 articles commenting on the major cultural, social and political issues of the day. Bill's podcast is exclusively produced for Good Sauce readers and fans.

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The disco church

The disco church

This is where some churches have now stooped to: For some decades now I had a standard line about the decaying church surrendering to the surrounding culture, especially on things like homosexuality. I would often say this: ‘We might as well just give it all up and...

Social Justice warriors: rice Christians revisited

Social Justice warriors: rice Christians revisited

Conveyor belts’ of fake conversions and immigration scams: In the past Christian missionaries in places like India had to be careful of “rice Christians.” These were folks who often pretended to become Christians, but their main aim was to get rice and other goodies...

What does it profit a man

What does it profit a man

The poisonous pursuit of wealth and the good life:In 1964 the Beatles sang about love and money. Old guys like me certainly remember “Can’t Buy Me Love”. One verse of it goes like this:I’ll give you all I’ve got to giveIf you say you love me tooI may not have a lot to...

Churches and the homeless

Churches and the homeless

Concern, along with careful thinking, are both needed to really help others:People can often come up with what seem like good ideas, and often with good intentions. But sometimes they are not thought through very well. Christians of course can be just as guilty of...

Speak, even if your voice shakes

Speak, even if your voice shakes

Away with your lame excuses – we need to speak out: If you are a Christian you are commanded to share the good news of the gospel. Obviously our words must be backed up by the way we live, but words MUST be used. Paul made this clear in Romans 10:14-15: “How then will...

Avoiding false dilemmas

Avoiding false dilemmas

Christians need to think straight in many of these areas:A false dilemma is a logical fallacy in which an either/or is being demanded, when a both/and is the way to go. One can get rather technical about all this, but let’s keep it really simple. An obvious and...

It is time we wake from our slumber

It is time we wake from our slumber

It is interesting how some individuals make a radical about-face as they wake up to inconvenient truths and unpleasant realities. That was true of so many people who endured the Covid years. They came to see that something was not right, and that so much of what we...

Must we always make people feel good?

Must we always make people feel good?

Too many believers have this mistaken notion that above all, we should never make anybody feel bad, nor should people be offended, or upset, or put out in any way. We must just be nice to everyone, and never hurt their feelings or cause them any sort of negativity....

What Tozer said on revival is vitally important

What Tozer said on revival is vitally important

All true Christians should yearn for revival. We should all be tired of the sad state of things around us. We should all want so much more. And as I have so often stated, the world is in a mess because the Church is in a mess, and the Church is in a mess because you...

Are war & violence ‘not very Christian’?

Are war & violence ‘not very Christian’?

Some might erroneously think that "God & warfare" are mutually exclusive terms. But only those who know little about the Bible would make that claim. In both Testaments we see that there is a place for warfare, for fighting, and for the use of force to achieve...

On Mike Johnson

On Mike Johnson

On the new Speaker of the House:If you follow American politics, you will know that a new Speaker of the House has recently been voted in. Republican Representative from Louisiana Mike Johnson became the 56th Speaker. This follows several weeks of stalemate after...

Sowell on social justice

Sowell on social justice

The newest book from the great Thomas Sowell is a must read:Thomas Sowell is a national (and international) treasure. The 93-year-old Black American economist and social commentator has penned around 50 important books (of which I only have 30). His latest is another...

Biography

Bill Muehlenberg, who was born in America, lives in Melbourne. He is married to an Australian and has three sons.

He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), a MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston), and has been working on a PhD in theology.

Bill and Averil spent five years in Holland working as missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

He is a spokesman for the Family Council of Victoria. He was formerly the National Vice President of the Australian Family Association. He was formerly the National Research Coordinator at Focus on the Family.

He is involved in a ministry of pro-faith and pro-family activism. He is head of an apologetics/ethics ministry called CultureWatch, started in January 2006.

This interactive blogsite features 5,200 articles and 76,000 comments. He has thousands of printed articles and book reviews.

He has been widely sought out by the media for comments on social issues, faith issues, and family issues. Over the years he has appeared on most of the major television and radio news shows, current affairs shows, and debate programs.

He is the author of a number of books, including:

  • The Challenge of Euthanasia
  • The Challenge of Abortion
  • Dangerous Relations: The Threat of Homosexuality
  • In Defence of the Family; and
  • Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality.

Bill has been a part-time lecturer in theology, apologetics and ethics at various Melbourne theological colleges.