Posts from February 2015

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Are the Wars of Ancient Israel Just the Same as Islamic Jihad?

by Ken Langley

You’ll hear the claim made by some who think religion is the cause of most of the world’s problems that the Jewish-Christian Bible is no better than the Koran in its advocacy of holy war and ethnic cleansing.  Is this true? Paul Copan and Matthew Flanagan, in a recent book, Did God Really Command Genocide? […]

Applause is Like a Wet Puppy

by Ken Langley

Recently, I found myself listening to a piece of music in worship and sending thought bombs out to the congregation behind me, “Don’t applaud, don’t applaud, don’t applaud,” and sure enough, our congregation showed sensitivity to the nature of the piece and did not respond with clapping.  I was proud of our church family that […]