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He Finds Joy Even in Us

By Randy Alcorn | January 20, 2017
H. D. M. Spence-Jones (1836–1917) was a Cambridge graduate who taught Hebrew and was the general editor of The Pulpit Commentary. I was struck by his observation on Jeremiah 32:41, where God says, “I will rejoice in doing them good, and I will plant them in this land in faithfulness, with all my heart and all my soul.”

What Should We Think About Holy Laughter?

By Randy Alcorn | January 18, 2017
When I was recently asked my opinion about holy laughter, I was surprised, since I thought of it as something that happened in the 90’s, as part of what was called “The Toronto Blessing,” and I wasn’t familiar with people practicing it today.  Since then I’ve discovered it is still a common part of some conferences and churches.

Being Sensitive in Sharing Scripture with the Suffering

By Randy Alcorn | January 16, 2017
Think of God’s truths like tools. Don’t use a hammer when you need a wrench. And don’t use either when you need to give someone a hug, a blanket, or a meal—or just weep with them.

We Need Honest Discussions About Race in the Church

By Randy Alcorn | January 13, 2017
Racial unity is a topic that I’m glad to see more churches in our country addressing. Still, there’s much work to be done. I agree everyone needs Jesus and that makes all the difference. Yet many whites and blacks who do love Jesus with all their hearts feel alienated from each other when they hear one another talk about race.

The Simple, Daily Cultivation of God-Consciousness

By Randy Alcorn | January 11, 2017
We can’t spend time with many of the world’s famous people, but I have a hunch we’d often be disappointed if we could. We can, however, spend time with God daily—hour by hour.

Our Recap of 2016, and Looking Ahead to 2017

By Eternal Perspective Ministries | January 9, 2017
Hope you enjoy the highlights from EPM’s past year. Thank you so much for serving as members of Christ’s body to partner with us in this eternity-shaping ministry!

How Does Understanding God’s Happiness Change Lives?

By Randy Alcorn | January 6, 2017
As much as I believe in the holiness of God, I also believe in emphasizing God’s happiness as a legitimate and effective way to share the gospel with unbelievers or to help Christians regain a foothold in their faith.

Death: The Last Enemy, and Our Deliverer

By Randy Alcorn | December 30, 2016
On the one hand, the Bible calls death “the last enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26). On the other hand, for the person whose faith and actions have prepared him for it, death is a deliverer, casting off the burdens of a hostile world and ushering him into the world for which he was made.