Taylor gave an answer that day, but today she has another one: the story she can not quite figure out is her own.
But something happened to her as her reputation spread. She felt attracted to "Rose of another". She began to see beauty and truth in the religions of other people. And she was so disappointed with her own that she "could not look it in the eye".
Taylor once called himself "the detective of divinity" for her ability to gather evidence of God's genius. However, she sometimes had the feeling that she was guilty of a crime during her spiritual wanderings.
"The fear rose from a more primitive part of my brain that had learned to fear a jealous wrath of God when I did not love it and alone," says Taylor.
This was the complication of the conspiracy she faced in her story: What do you do if you're the superstar preacher, but you fall in love with other faiths than your own?
Easter morning would help her to give an answer.
A voice for anxious times
A story about doubt may be a strange topic for an Easter weekend. The traditional Easter message is a triumph: Jesus conquers death and sin through his resurrection. But for many Christians this is a hard Easter. Many do not feel so triumphant.
Few, if any, Christian leaders of the present day, like Taylor, address the spiritual unrest of that time. In her books "Leaving Church" and "Learning to Walk in the Darkness" she always seems to be on the move – leaving a spiritual rest stop for another exit on the street.
"It has such powerful gifts of language and narrative that its readers and listeners find their own questions that are expressed in a way that makes them say," Yes, yes, I feel that Long says. 
Why Taylor Fears True Believers
What Taylor Says On this last afternoon, it's hungry: It's noon when she visits a visitor on her remote farm in the northeastern corner
Now, 67, with a mass of dazzling white hair, Taylor moves to a spread in her kitchen that she has prepared for her guest.
"Fried eggs, good turkey buns," she says points to the food. "They eat the rest because I'm not leaving."
Taylors farm looks as picturesque as a postcard: rolling meadows, mountains looming on the horizon, a spacious porch with swings and cushions even has a small one Writing-room near her house, where she goes to work without distractions.
One of her dogs greets the visitor at the entrance to her farm with some clever barks. Then he trudges around in a meadow. He has a lot of company. Taylor has two horses, two dogs, four cats, eleven guinea pigs and more chickens than she can count.
She shares the yard with her husband Ed. They married in 1982, a year before being ordained a bishop priest. Fourteen years her senior, he was never intimidated by a clerical collar woman.
"We were both stung when people shook my hand and completely ignored him," she says. "That's why he does not travel much with me, and it's a great relief for me that he does not, because when I come home from a trip, it's like a freshwater pool at the end of a dusty road."  Taylor has been traveling a lot lately to promote her latest book, Holy Envy. It describes what she calls "the shock of meeting God in so many new hats" as she taught a course on world religions at Piedmont College, a liberal art school in northern Georgia.
The book has received much praise. Book critics and journalists love Taylor's work. Time Magazine once said that her writing "competes with the poetic power of CS Lewis and Frederick Buechner."
Yet their critics often react just as strongly to their work.
But others say their message is needed more than ever. After Taylor spoke at Concordia College Moorhead in Minnesota, Jacqueline Bussie, director of the Faith and Life Forum at the school, said more Americans would have to receive a dose of holy envy.
The US is the most religious nation in the world, but "in this country you can graduate from college and still have no idea about religious practices, beliefs and the history of Billions of people, "says Bussie, author of Outlaw Christian. "That's negligence."
Personally, Taylor is playful, expressive with her hands and ironic. Her voice, however, gets annoyed as she tells how some Christians portray her as an outcast pastor.
She calls them the true believers.
"True believers are among the meanest people I've ever met," she says. She stretches her legs in a comfortable living room filled with books on poetry, religious icons, and a photo of her Oprah pose.
"I can not imagine anyone of a different faith who hurt me like Christians," she says. "Condemned, condemned to hell, expelled from the body of believers – check online."
Taylor, however, became one of her hardest critics when she saw a spiritual fear she never saw. 19659002]
A Pastor Making a Little Spiritual "Sleep"
When she started teaching a university course in world religions, something strange happened. She was thrilled when she taught the students different religions and brought them on field trips to mosques, temples, and Buddhist centers. However, as the syllabus of the class turned to Christianity, its fire blazed.
She began to feel as if she was "wallowing around" mentally. She began to collect Tibetan singing bowls, Hindu deities and Muslim prayer rugs. She felt like she was a spiritual shoplifter.