As the title suggests, this blog is intended to encourage thoughtful, respectful conversation about faith. Respectful conversation sometimes seems to be a forgotten art in today’s world but I hope we can practice it here in this corner of the blogging world. The point of this blog is discussion, not diatribe and not debate. I don’t think that I have all the answers, and I won’t assume that you do either. But I do think by talking together we can all learn. So I invite you to respond to my posts. I hope we will ask each other questions, share our views and think together about various topics. I am a Christian and that will be evident in my writing, but I hope that people from a variety of faith traditions will feel welcome to participate here.