Nov. 22 at 7:51 p.m.
The Rev. Eugene Curry, senior pastor, Park Hill Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.: Translating animal names in ancient documents is notoriously tricky because the specific identity of the things mentioned can’t always be deduced from context alone. The “cockatrice” of the Old Testament is a great example of this.
Nov. 14 at 8:55 p.m.
A.M. Bhattacharyya, Hindu adviser of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council: Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means “union,” by extension “union with God.”
Nov. 7 at 5:52 p.m.
Father Joe Nassal, Missionaries of the Precious Blood in Liberty, Mo.: Most biblical scholars suggest the prohibition in the book of Leviticus, “You shall not … print any marks upon you,” has more to do with ceremonial markings the Canaanites used as a sign of mourning than with morality.