Ask Father Paul – Is Doubt A Sin?

DEAR FATHER PAUL:  I am a long-time Christian, but I find that I sometimes have doubts about some Christian beliefs and doctrines. I am well educated and have always had a strong inclination to seek the truth and reject falsehoods. Are my occasional doubts a sin?  J. K. DEAR J. K. Thank you for your […]

Ask Father Paul – Dear Jane

DEAR FATHER PAUL:  I am a 41 year-old woman. My teachers always told me, “you are so smart,” but I am beginning to wonder. I am a professional with two college degrees and an IQ of 137. Last week a friend asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks. She said, “if you […]

Ask Father Paul – The sin question

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible The sin question Dear Father Paul: I am a 48-year-old man. When I was a teenager, I walked the aisle at a little country church and received Christ as my savior. For a time, I lived a godly life. But now, decades later, I am […]

Ask Father Paul – Suffering … why?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Suffering … why? Dear Father Paul: Why does your “loving God” allow so much suffering in the world? — Brad Dear Brad: Thank you for your question. Pastors get it a lot. The question is fair and is perfectly legitimate.  If God really does love […]

Ask Father Paul – Best advice for young people

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Dear Father Paul: I am a college student just starting my life as an adult. I read your column and respect your wisdom. So what is the one, single, best piece of advice you’d give a young person like me? — Matt Dear Matt: Thank […]

Ask Father Paul – Why take our children to church?

Answers to your questions about life, religion and the Bible Why take our children to church? Dear Father Paul: I am a grandmother with three pre-teen grandchildren. Their moms, my two daughters, seem uninterested in church. It’d be safe to say that the families go to church on Christmas and Easter and that’s about it. […]

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