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The Shack: Biblical Discernment Is Key in Evaluating Any Book or Movie

By Randy Alcorn | February 20, 2017
The movie The Shack¸ based on the novel with the same title by Paul Young, will release on March 3. By now you have likely seen previews of the movie. Of course, in what I share below, I’m only speaking about the book—though if the movie is faithful to the book, I would expect it to have some of the same strengths and weaknesses.

Preaching and Living Out the Gospel, Even When It’s Costly

By Randy Alcorn | February 17, 2017
In its broadest sense, with the good news of salvation remaining at the core, the Gospel is a full embodiment of the person and work of Christ in His church, and the full revelation of God’s Word. It is both declaring and living out the whole counsel of God.

Time in God’s Word Is Not a Grim Duty

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2017
Frank Laubach wrote, "Humble folks often believe that walking with God is above their heads, or that they may 'lose a good time' if they share all their joys with Christ. What a tragic misunderstanding to regard Him as a killer of happiness!"

Trapped: A Short Film on Teen Unplanned Pregnancy

By Randy Alcorn | February 10, 2017
Most prolife films are short clips or movie length, and unfortunately, the short ones don’t allow viewers much time to experience the emotions or to ponder. This one, on the other hand, has a large amount of silence, allowing for contemplation. The fact that the air doesn’t get filled with words helps listeners draw their own conclusions based on the obvious facts.

Tim Challies on Why Christian Kids Abandon Their Faith

By Tim Challies | February 6, 2017
I’ve shared before my concerns over the number of college students who are abandoning their faith in Christ. This article from Tim Challies, one of my favorite bloggers, explains some of the reasons why that happens, and what Christian parents can do to address those reasons.

It’s Not Only Athletes: What Platform Has God Given You?

By Randy Alcorn | February 3, 2017
Many vocations are more important than baseball or football or any other sport, which for most athletes last only a short portion of their adult lives. But regardless of what vocation or position or role in a family God gives us, when God gives His people a platform to stand on, and a voice that can be heard, He expects them to represent Him faithfully.

Benjamin Watson at the 2017 March for Life

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2017
The 44th annual March for Life took place last Friday, January 27 in Washington, D.C. One of this year’s speakers at the rally was Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson. I love this brother and so appreciate his willingness to speak out on behalf of the unborn.

C. S. Lewis’s View of Women, and How He’s Impacted My Thinking

By Randy Alcorn | January 30, 2017
I cringe whenever I see Lewis called a misogynist. Certainly, to the degree that most of us are, he was a creature of his day and culture—indeed, he called himself a dinosaur—but in many respects, in the deeply respectful tone he speaks about women, he seems more ahead of his time than behind it.