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

Independence Day has a deep spiritual significance

There's a clear religious limit on celebrating nations. I allowed an American flag on my pulpit, but one of my teachers considered this an act of idolatry.

After church murders, forgiveness a mighty sword against hate

We've been here before and we'll be here again.

There are many valid dwelling places in God's house

Q: Before my question, a comment. I'm an 87-year-old Protestant Christian woman.

Hope encapsulates the meaning of life

Q: In a recent column on deism, you said that hope is far more important to you than truth, which I liked. A: Hope is more important to me than truth because it's easy to be wrong about truth, but it's impossible to be wrong about hope.

Dispute over surrogacy a bad start for any marriage

Q: My companion and I are both 54 and have known each other for 15 years. We love each other, but he feels like he's "missed out" on having a family of his own. I tried to explain to him that a biological child is a "gift" from God, not a "right."

Deism embraces reason, but does not reject God

Q: I'm a 75-year-old man who's never followed any formal religion but have always tried to do what I thought was right.

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