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Is God Arrogant? (Reading Paul Copan Together)

Is God Arrogant? (Reading Paul Copan Together)

It’s time at last to kick off my promised series, reading through Paul Copan’s Is God a Moral Monster together. Ignoring two chapters of background material that’s not germane to our purposes, the meat of the book starts off in chapter 3 with a relatively easy question: Is the Old Testament God arrogant? Is he guilty of sinful pride? Nobody likes to hang around someone who’s haughty, arrogant, or overly aware that he or she is better than you. We…

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Bach: The Voice of God In Music

Bach: The Voice of God In Music

I’m working from memory, but it seems to me that Pablo Casals, once widely considered the world’s greatest cellist, said that he began each day playing Bach on the piano. It was like praying, he said. Since I have recently moved my place of work into a home office, with enough acoustic separation from the rest of the world, I’ve taken to playing Bach on the trombone during breaks from work. Some of his solo music, particularly his d minor…

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