The way of Wisdom - 2015

The way of Wisdom - 2015

Friday, September 19, 2014

New quizzing helps!

Someone finally took the time to produce a document to assist coaches
in their practices. The name of this new document is called "101 things
to do in a BQ Practice."

You can download it in PDF format at this link:

http://seniorbiblequizzing.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/101-BQ-v4.pdf

Enjoy!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

News and Notes - September 18, 2014

It has been quiet for awhile as I have been taking a long needed break from
a lot of stuff. One of those things is this blog. I have my regular things I
post about and I also have my personal interests I share at times.

I try and post about any and all happenings around the Bible Quiz world.
Not everything is hunky dory in my posts because I want to keep it real.

Sometimes we are advised to look the other way and not acknowledge
something that just might not be right. I have took to task different
sites, programs, and issues. Am I a watch dog?  Not really.

I just want to keep people informed of stuff going on around the country
and for some, they want to ruin that. They want me to post roses and
good stuff all the time and for the most part, I do.

But when you hear of stuff, or see it yourself, or you get email mentioning
stuff that you didn't know was happening, well ..... I have several sources
in which I follow.

Some word of mouth, some over the internet, and some, just my own
research. I follow daily those that frequent this blog. I can see all that
come by and those that think I don't know who they are there.

I have noticed that I drew a bunch of followers from a post earlier this
year. I decided to pull the post because of the negativity and feathers it
had ruffled.

I noticed and read feedback from those who had no clue nor no idea
what this involved. Some went as far as to try and "call me out."

Unfortunately, it was sad to see some of the responses from those who
you know are involved. It was also interesting to see feedback from
those, whose business it was none of.

I decided that if you want to turn the blind eye, so be it. I just want to
reminder you to not come screaming to me that I should have said
something. You won't understand till it happens to your program.

For now, as always Quiz On!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

2015 M90 Version released!

The fifth in a series of verse memorization has been released
by the General Youth. You can find all five of the programs
at this link:

http://generalyouthdivision.com/downloads/category/memorize-90

As always, Quiz On!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

News and notes - August 27, 2014

It's been a quiet off season up to now. Not to fret though as I have
some info to pass on. Sis Wilson has posted the new 2015 version
of BQTournament and BQQuote.

You can find them both here:
http://www.upcquiz.com/bqtourn/alldownloads.php

Also, Ryan O'Neil has come out with some great starter videos for
those newbies starting quizzing. You can find those on the Senior
Bible Quiz website, under resources.

http://seniorbiblequizzing.com/resources#.

Things should start picking up over the next several weeks, Stay
tuned, as always, Quiz On!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SACJOE UPDATES!

We have been busy with updating the page for 2015. All Extravaganza, material,
and verse listings have been updated to reflect the 2015 quiz material. We even
updated the M90 page. More to come soon.

As always, Quiz On!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

2014 NAJBQT Coach & Quizzer Awards

2014 
NAJBQT Coach & Quizzer Awards

Beginner Division Awards
New Team Merit Award: Illinois 2
Coach of the Year
Runner-Up: The Krouses - Florida 1
Coach of the Year: Johnathan Green - Texas 1
Quizzer of the Year
3rd Runner-Up: Silas Freeman – Louisiana 1
2nd Runner-Up: Maggie Jayroe – Arkansas 1
1st Runner-Up: Landry Houk – Indiana 1
Quizzer of the Year: Raymond Krouse – FL 1 & Annalise Green – TX 1

Junior Division Awards
New Team Merit Award: Arkansas 1
Coach of the Year
2nd Runner-Up: Justin Wall – Wisconsin 1
1st Runner-Up: Stacy Lynn – Texas 2
Coach of the Year: The Swanks – Western 1
Quizzer of the Year
4th Runner-Up: Clayton Czerniakowski – Wisconsin 2
3rd Runner-Up: Hailey Hairford Louisiana 1
2nd Runner-Up: Emma Carter – Ohio 3
1st Runner-Up: Victoria Swank – Western 1
Quizzer of the Year: Sydney McDonald – Western 2

Friday, August 8, 2014

2014 - A year in perspective - News and Notes

The quiz year is over, finally. The kids are off playing, the parents are vacationing
and coaches are plotting for next year. This year saw a major change in NABQT
team qualifiers. The juniors hit it out of the park with a record amount of  teams
while the seniors fell a little short.

It was nice to see some new blood come on the scene as there were several new
champions in the different divisions. I noted some stuff earlier this year but will
touch on that at a latter date.

My predictions were not that far off this year. My teams did very well and they
placed high with two of them winning two of the four titles. This is also a sad
time because we have lost several long time quizzers. 33 last year quizzers
spoke recently at the NABQT Prayer and Share service.

It was amazing at the content and honesty that was provided. You could see those
headed to the ministry, those interested in christian work, and others who were just
having a hard time expressing themselves and what they want to do in life.

All in all, that service says and does a lot. I recommend potential quizzers watch
that video and listen to what these young people have to say. Not all are perfect
but it takes guts to admit mistakes, especially in front of a lot of people and those
viewing.

In just a few weeks, some important decisions will be made. To coach or not to
coach. To quiz or not to quiz. To commit or not to commit. To sacrifice or not to
sacrifice. Only time will tell.

Anyways, for now I'm going to take a much needed break from blogging. As
always, Quiz On!