Every year at Thanksgiving time, I try to put some deeper meaning into the too easily generalized list of things and people for which I'm thankful.
Q: Do you really, truly believe that "The Flood" and the creation of "Adam and Eve" were actual events? A: I believe the biblical stories of Adam and Eve and Noah are true, but I don't believe the events described really occurred.
Q: Every religion has the same basic beliefs: love, peace, humility and tolerance. I can't understand how people are so out of touch with God.
Q: My husband died in April of this year after a three-year battle with cancer. A: Most of our prayers are for the living. Praying for the dead compels our belief that death is not the end of us if we are comprised of both bodies and souls.
Q: I was raised in the Episcopal Church, and even though a good Christian will forgive someone who's hurt you, I'm having a very difficult time forgiving my ex-husband for all he did to hurt our two daughters.
Q: This question is asked from a contemplative place in my heart after reading your recent column on atonement. A: Yes.