Activating the blog on Help, Support and FAQ theme.

I activated the Help, Support & Faq theme along with the Questions plugin from wpmudev. I can't seem to get the blog page to appear.

I updated the settings on the Reading tab for my posts page to be the Blog page. I have added posts, but I cannot seem to get it to appear. It is almost as if there is some kind of conflict. If I change the front page display to my latest posts, the blog posts appear but the default home page options with the search functionality goes away. Is this by design? Do I need to create a new page layout or update the one that displays the default home page content from the theme?