"The holy is at the origins of everything that exists," says the author of the prize-winning novels "Gilead" and "Home."
Read more of Bob Abernethy's interview with novelist Marilynne Robinson.
Marilynne Robinson's Calvinist Protestantism imbues her with a fierce political liberalism grounded in Scripture and informs the respect with which she describes small movements of character and conversation.
Watch additional excerpts from our interview about same-sex marriage with Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, an advocacy group that supports conservative positions within mainline denominations.
Barry Shelly, Lucy Williams, and Sharon Wright, members of the Church of the Covenant in Boston, talk about same-sex marriage and mainline Protestant denominations. More
Episcopalians will debate a proposal that would allow churches to conduct same-sex weddings in the six states that have legalized gay marriage. Most mainline denominations don't officially allow same-sex weddings. But the changing legal situation is adding new pressure.