Randy Alcorn's Blog

It’s Possible to Enjoy Watching Others Win

By Randy Alcorn | September 28, 2016
Suppose you and a friend entered a store and your friend was awarded $100,000 for being the store’s 100,000th customer. Would you be hounded by the wish that it had been you instead? Would you expect your friend to split it with you since you held the door open and otherwise would have won? Or would you have simply rejoiced for her?

Sexual Abuse Is Horrible and Should Be Punished…But Some Accusations of Sexual Abuse Are False

By Randy Alcorn | September 26, 2016
If I were a judge, there is no sin, no crime on the planet that would prompt me to act with more severe justice than the sexual abuse of children. I would also bring harsh judgment on those who covered up or conspired to cover-up the crime. BUT if I were that judge, I would need to hear all the evidence from both sides before coming to my conclusion. 

Will the New Earth Have a Sun and Moon?

By Randy Alcorn | September 23, 2016
People who think the New Earth won’t have a sun and moon generally refer to three passages, one of which is Revelation 21:23: "The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp."

When It Is and Isn’t Plagiarism

By Randy Alcorn | September 19, 2016
From time to time, I’m reminded of how common it is for people to believe a writer or speaker stole his or her material. Sometimes material is indeed used word for word without crediting the source, and this is unethical. But other times, people assume an idea or material has been stolen when it isn't the case.

Our Trip to Cuba and Bermuda

By Randy Alcorn | September 14, 2016
Lord willing, this Thursday, September 15, Nanci and I leave for a two-week trip to Cuba and Bermuda. We would appreciate your prayers for smooth flights and customs, as well as for avoiding hurricanes (it’s hurricane season both in Cuba and Bermuda). I’d also appreciate prayer for health and stamina, and for divine appointments for Nanci and me both as we minister to those we meet.

Are You Looking for Satisfaction in All the Wrong Places?

By Randy Alcorn | September 12, 2016
My son-in-law Dan Stump, married to my youngest daughter Angela, recently preached a great sermon on this passage in Jeremiah 2. I was there when he preached it and went back to listen to it again because it really spoke to me.

Jon Bloom on How Humility Isn’t Always Nice

By Randy Alcorn | September 9, 2016
In this post by my friend Jon Bloom, board chair and co-founder of Desiring God, he shares some helpful reflections on what humility looks like, and explains that we might sometimes be surprised by how it looks.

Passing the Joy of Giving on to Your Children

By Randy Alcorn | September 7, 2016
The holy habit of giving is like the holy habits of Bible study and prayer and witnessing and hospitality. These things need to be integrated into our lifestyle.