Randy Alcorn's Blog

The Danger of a Single Story

By Randy Alcorn | June 29, 2016
Instead of a paternalistic single-story, “those-poor-ignorant-people” point of view, Christians, of all people, should view others as true equals whose lives are as complex as our own and who do not have a single story but many stories that characterize themselves, their families and their culture.

What Does Your Tipping Say About Your Faith in Jesus?

By Randy Alcorn | June 27, 2016
I have heard many stories from restaurant servers, both believers and unbelievers, who say that they get the smallest tips from people who come to eat after leaving church on Sunday mornings. This should not be.

Our Best Life Yet to Come: The New Earth, Our Eternal Home

By Randy Alcorn | June 20, 2016
Imagine you’re part of a NASA team preparing for a five-year mission to Mars. After a period of extensive training, the launch date finally arrives. As the rocket lifts off, one of your fellow astronauts asks, “What do you know about Mars?” Envision shrugging your shoulders and saying, “Nothing. We never talked about it. I guess we’ll find out when we get there.” It’s unthinkable, isn’t it?

Seeking More Joy in Your Giving

By Randy Alcorn | June 17, 2016
“God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). This doesn’t mean we should give only when we’re feeling cheerful. The cheerfulness often comes during and after the act of obedience, not before it.

Ray Ortlund on Why God Made Toads

By Randy Alcorn | June 15, 2016
As a grandfather of five boys, mothered by my wonderful daughters, I very much enjoyed this short meditation on little boys and toads.

Robertson McQuilkin, an Example of Faithful Love, Now with Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 2, Robertson McQuilkin went to be with Jesus at 88 years old. I wrote about Robertson in my book If God Is Good, sharing how at the peak of his career, he resigned as president of Columbia Bible College in 1990 to become the full-time caregiver for his wife, Muriel, who had Alzheimer’s. 

11 Ways to Become a “Global Christian” and Develop Your Heart for the Lost

By Karen Coleman | June 8, 2016
The heart of missions, when we get down to it, is God’s heart for lost people. It’s the Gospel, the Good News of Christ’s completed work for us through His death on the cross and His resurrection. And it’s not just for people who look like us, speak like us, or live near us. It’s for everyone.