Earlier this year Pat Gohn wrote, "Faith is caught, not taught." Though he was raised as a Christian, he says his friends are who shaped his faith.
"The witness of a few close friends won me over, although at first what attracted me had more to do with what they did, more than what they said," he wrote. "My heart yearned for what they had — authentic love for one another born of respect, not competition or social status."
It got us wondering about the relationship between friendship and religion. We asked our panelists about it.
Does faith matter in friendship? What kinds of conversations about faith do you have with friends who have different beliefs than you do?