The God Squad - Marc Gellman

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The God Squad

The God Squad is not your average advice column. Rabbi Marc Gellman employs his years of religious and philosophical study and experience to answer reader questions on topical and spiritual issues, from interfaith marriage to news events. He also draws on the expertise of numerous advisors to offer authentic insights on the rich palette of faiths in America. Gellman writes in a lively, non-preachy style that speaks directly to readers. Special holiday messages.

The God Squad Samples

You can always reach for the good, whatever your circumstances

Q: I've never been able to reconcile a fair, just and loving God with eternal damnation. I start with the assumption that we're all born equally capable of good and evil..

History and faith are true in different ways

Q: I greatly appreciated your recent columns about passing on faith to children. A: Belief in Jesus as the Christ is the defining belief for all branches of Christianity.

Readers weigh in on the importance of passing on faith to children

I received lots of comments on my recent column about an interfaith couple having a tough time deciding whether or not to get married -- and if they did, how to pick the faith in which to raise their children.

Prayer can't change the world, but it can change us

Q: Since losing our young daughter three years ago, many well-meaning friends and acquaintances have told me that prayer is the answer.

'Go Set a Watchman' has lessons to teach about human frailty

Q: I've just finished reading Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set A Watchman." Scout, like so many of us, placed her father, Atticus Finch, above human frailty, but in "Watchman" he's a racist.

Trying to raise kids both Jewish and Christian is simply not fair

Q: I admire your column for its wisdom, common sense and spiritual insights, and hope you can provide guidance for our family. Our children attended religious school and were bar and bat mitzvahed.

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