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Is All Worship the Religion of Cain?

The judgment spoken by the prophet Amos sets the stage for Matthew Boulton's provocative theological study of worship. God's exhortation, "Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen" (Amos 5:23) lays bare the spiritually dangerous character of worship, for all too often religious acts are nothing more than prideful acts of self-justification. While it is certainly true that faith presumes a loving commitment to God before it undertakes critical…
Mark Husbands
August 1, 2009