On Everest and Evil

Introduction This life is one of suffering to some degree. Now, no one enjoys suffering, and we often spend the majority of our lives avoiding it. God promises us a complete end to suffering if we die in His grace – so why does God allow so much of it in this life? Suffering helps keep…

Explaining Purgatory to Protestants

What’s the Issue? Although it only takes up a couple sentences in the Catholic Catechism, the doctrine of Purgatory seems to pose big problems for many Protestants. Sometimes the reasons for this angst are ill-conceived, however, so it’s a good idea to get a few things straight before criticizing. Purgatory is said to be “a place or…