Each week over the past three months, the Times Free Press has been answering reader questions related to religion and faith. The questions have spanned from the unusual side of religion to the practical history of why things are the way they are for churches in America.
Many questions have focused on the way faith interacts with modern culture. In July, a reader asked if Christians can use vaccines that were created from abortions. A month later, another reader asked how the Republican Party cornered the religious vote in America.
Other questions have looked at the history of religion. For example, why do churches in America not pay taxes? Or, for the extreme history buffs, was there a conspiracy to cover up the Dead Sea Scrolls? Short answer: No.
The religion question series is powered by your ideas and questions, so if there is something you have always wondered about, let us know. Curious about where there are so many translations of the Bible? Wondering if the modern mindfulness movement is at odds with your Sunday worship? These are the kinds of questions we are excited to answer.
Submit your question by emailing Wyatt Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org or dropping your thoughts into the form at timesfreepress.com/religionquestions.