Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Is Football Spiritually Important?

Having asked for suggestions for this week’s post, I received a very interesting one from Daniel, 17, of Atlanta, Georgia. He asks, “Is football spiritually important?”*

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anniversary Update!

Last week, I posted the 52nd Quest Forums article. Having started out in February, 2015, that means I averaged better than a post a week. Of course, it did not work out quite that way in practice, but it still feels like a milestone. I may not be reaching the audience of my wildest dreams, but I have experienced some growth. And I proved something to myself, at the very least, by having the dedication to stick with it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Should I Play the Powerball?

Maybe the most talked about thing in the country right now is the historically high jackpot for the Powerball. As of my writing this, it has not yet been won and stands at $1.5 billion. The more it grows, the more people get on board in an attempt to win this life-altering sum. Of course, the odds never improve. Your chances at getting the right combination stand at 1 in 292,201,338, per ABC News. As Wired.com puts it, that is about as good as the odds of having your name randomly drawn from a hat containing the name of every person in the United States.

How Can You "Taste" God's Goodness?

There can be no question that the Bible says some unusual things. Quite frequently, they can be difficult to understand and explain. To my mind, however, that is a reason to love it. The challenge stretches and strengthens the mind, and once you have gone through the hard work of understanding, it deepens the faith. Reading the Bible, especially the confusing parts, is the path to growth.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Is There a Purgatory?

“Is there a Purgatory?” This question is an important one because it is such a sticking point between Roman Catholics and Evangelical Protestants. Protestants have long rejected the doctrine because they consider it to not only be unbiblical, but anti-biblical. In other words, it does not appear in the Bible and contradicts things that do appear there.