Saturday, April 13, 2024

Recommended Reading: CultureWatch by Bill Muehlenberg (published 4-13-2024; article #465)


Geographically, northeast Tennessee, the home of this Appalachian Irishman, is “up and over” from Australia. Australia is “the land down under,” due to its location in the southern hemisphere.

The distance from this area to Melbourne, Australia, is about 9,760 miles. That would be a long hike! Traversing the ocean would be done by taking a step, coming up for air, and taking another step! To set the mood for this article, I found the Australian rock band Men At Work (YouTube) and enjoyed their song “Men At Work - Down Under (Official HD Video).”

This article, the 18th, under the topic section Worldviews in Conflict, recommends the website CultureWatch: Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day. I happened to come across it yesterday. I hope that this article introduces Bill Muehlenberg's website to readers on this platform.

Recommending Bill Muehlenberg

Why do I recommend Bill Muehlenberg's website? About CultureWatch states the following:

We live in an age where we see evidence of cultural decline, the erosion of values, the decline of civility, the denial of truth and the elevation of unreason. Many people are asking, “Where is our culture heading?” This website is devoted to exploring the major cultural, social and political issues of the day. It offers reflection and commentary drawing upon the wealth of wisdom found in the Judeo-Christian tradition. It offers reflective and incisive commentary on a wide range of issues, helping to sort through the maze of competing opinions, worldviews, ideologies and value systems. It will discuss critically and soberly where our culture is heading. Happy reading!

Bill Muehlenberg is one of many, whose voices are as “one calling in the wilderness” (John 1:23, NIV). In a scholarly manner, his website affirms the biblical worldview and critiques the ungodly worldviews that are destroying the everlasting souls of the majority.

Bill Muehlenberg is a prolific and well-established writer. He publishes an article about every day. Over three decades of articles began with his first article on 5/10/1990. His website header includes five topic sections: Christianity, Culture Wars, Ethics, Theology, and Testimonials. Forty-five Categories (from Africa to Worldviews) include 26,818 articles (as of my 4/12/2024 tally).

Unfortunately, the website does not include biographical information about Bill Muehlenberg. A bit of research, however, led to his biographical sketch. The undated biography, “Bill Muehlenberg,” Creation Ministries International (CMI), includes the following:

Bill Muehlenberg is an American-born apologist and ethicist in Melbourne, Australia. He has a BA with honours in philosophy (Wheaton College, Chicago), an MA with highest honours in theology (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Boston). He is currently completing a PhD in theology. He has his own ministry called CultureWatch, which features Christian commentary on the issues of the day: He is a prolific author, and a much sought after media commentator, and has been featured on most television and radio current affairs programs. Bill teaches ethics, apologetics and theology at several Melbourne Bible Colleges. He is the author of Strained Relations: The Challenge of Homosexuality, Freedom Publishing, 2011. Bill is married, with three sons.

His website links to his channel, Bill Muehlenberg (YouTube), which started on 10/8/2011. Yesterday, I watched the following two episodes: “Bill Muehlenberg Testimony,” Bill Muehlenberg (YouTube), 9/10/2017, and “Who is Bill Muehlenberg?” Bill Muehlenberg (YouTube), 9/21/2017. His testimony, which lasts just under 20 minutes, is moving. His self-introduction is just over five minutes.

Since yesterday, I have selected and read several articles. I bookmarked Bill Muehlenberg's website as a favorite. I plan to visit often.


Modern technology is good, in that this Appalachian Irishman does not need to hike about 9,760 miles, to become acquainted with Bill Muehlenberg. He and I look to be in the same generation. This article “shakes his hand,” across the pond, and suggests that readers of this website check out CultureWatch: Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day. I'm sure that he won't mind if you drop by.

Worldviews in conflict is an ongoing spiritual battle between good and evil and between solid rock and sinking sand. Jesus concluded his sermon on the mount (Matthew, chapters 5-7), as follows:

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” (Mt. 7:24-27, NIV)

The world needs to wake up, not “woke” up, before the ultimate acknowledgment of truth arrives. The awake, in Christ, understand. The “woke,” who follow ungodly worldviews, need to understand. Wake up, America! Wake up, world!

This article is also written in honor of my paternal grandfather, Marion Ferrell, who was born on this date, in 1880.

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