Bill Muehlenberg
The war on boy… and men

The war on boy… and men

Who will stand up for men and boys? In the increasingly toxic West, where its enemies are working overtime to deconstruct and delegitimise everything, we see casualties mounting. Certainly the core institutions of marriage and family have been taking a real beating,...

Jackals in the ruins

Jackals in the ruins

Beware of these destructive charlatans:Yes, an unusual title, so bear with me – but it is quite biblical. Quick share links: Let me explain. In Ezekiel 13:1-7 we read about how the false prophets are soundly condemned. Sadly, wherever there are...

All you need is love

All you need is love

There really is something about love: On the one hand, because we are all different, we all react to things differently. Some things that really speak to us, or really hit us, or really move us might leave others cold. But on the other hand, because we are all made in...

The lucky country?

The lucky country?

Can we really remain neutral in these crucial areas? Can and should the Christian be neutral? Well, it depends on what we are talking about. Let me first deal with the term being used here. One online dictionary offers two senses of the word “neutrality”:-The state of...

The myth of neutrality

The myth of neutrality

Can we really remain neutral in these crucial areas?Can and should the Christian be neutral? Well, it depends on what we are talking about. Let me first deal with the term being used here. One online dictionary offers two senses of the word “neutrality”:-The state of...

Gimme that old time interfaith religion

Gimme that old time interfaith religion

God is no fan of religious syncretism and idolatry.Most modern westerners want nothing to do with religion, but if they must have it, they much prefer syncretistic religion. They are happy to say all religions are the same, all religions lead to God, and we can pick...

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...

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...

More specious thinking on the middle east

More specious thinking on the middle east

We need some clear thinking on the Middle East conflict: There is never a shortage of things being said that need to be addressed, challenged, and/or corrected – certainly when it comes to issues like war and peace, geopolitics, the conflict in the Middle East, and so...

More diabolical hamas terrorism

More diabolical hamas terrorism

Hate-filled terrorists again strike Israel: The largest number of Jewish lives killed in one day since the Holocaust, with the terrorist organisation Hamas launching an all-out assault on innocent Israel over the weekend, on the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War....

Bonhoeffer, faith and resistance

Bonhoeffer, faith and resistance

What we must know about Bonhoeffer and political resistance: The German Lutheran pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) did not just theorise about politics and resistance to evil regimes: he became actively involved in this and ended up paying the...

Truth, facts and opinion

Truth, facts and opinion

Quick share links: We can get into real trouble when we fail to make basic distinctions. Consider the issue of truth versus opinion, or fact versus feelings. You are entitled to your own opinions, tastes and preferences, but you are not entitled to...