Randy Alcorn's Blog

Why Does Everyone Want to Be Happy?

By Randy Alcorn | August 26, 2016
God has written his law on our hearts (see Romans 2:15). There’s compelling evidence he’s also written on our hearts a powerful desire for happiness. In fact, this has been the consensus of theologians throughout church history. 

The Purity Principle, Reader Responses, and the Joyful Rewards of Sexual Purity

By Eternal Perspective Ministries | August 24, 2016
Our failure to follow the teachings of Scripture in the area of sexual purity undermines our ability to accomplish what God has called us to. Why? Because if we’re just like the world, we have nothing to offer it. An unholy world will never be won to Christ by an unholy church.

Grateful for the Wait

By Randy Alcorn | August 22, 2016
God “has set a day when he will judge the world with justice” (Acts 17:31). But why a future day of judgment?

Is Spending Money on Entertainment and Leisure OK with God?

By Randy Alcorn | August 17, 2016
Scripture says that God provides us with material things “for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17, NLT). When I speak on the subject of money and giving, I try to always emphasize that phrase from Scripture and express how thankful I am for it, because it allows me to enjoy God’s creation without guilt. 

Keeping an Eternal Perspective When You Need to Move

By Randy Alcorn | August 15, 2016
When you’ve been present where you invested in your church, neighborhood, community, schools, vocation, team, and all your working relationships, leaving that behind and starting in a new place is hard. (Something would be wrong if it weren’t.)

Should Christians Save for Retirement?

By Randy Alcorn | August 8, 2016
I’m not saying we can’t use or shouldn’t have a retirement plan. I do. But as God’s children, we need to think differently about them.