Randy Alcorn's Blog

How Should We Approach Debt?

By Randy Alcorn | October 16, 2017
Why do I receive mailings telling me that $5,000 or $10,000 or $20,000 has already been approved for me and to receive it I need only send in the enclosed agreement? Why do banks and credit companies beg me to borrow from them, listing dozens of ways I could use the money? Why are people so anxious to lend me money? The answer is simple—they want me to borrow because they will make a lot of money from my debt.

How Do Most People Respond to What You’ve Written About Happiness?

By Randy Alcorn | October 13, 2017
I find that most Christians are surprised but open to these ideas about happiness, including that God is a happy God and offers us His own happiness. Yet some remain doggedly determined to believe and teach that God doesn’t want His children happy and happiness is inherently wrong. This is so strange, because what loving father doesn’t want his children full of joy and happiness, in the right sense? 

Prosperity Theology Tells Us to Live Now as Kings, Not Servants

By Randy Alcorn | October 11, 2017
The prosperity gospel teaches that the more money you give away, the wealthier you will become. Following God through giving and other forms of obedience becomes a formula for abundant provision and the celebration of prosperous living. This is, in essence, a Christianized materialism.

Why I Signed a Statement in Defense of the DACA Dreamers

By Randy Alcorn | October 9, 2017
I appreciated the opportunity to sign this letter, not only to make a statement about what I believe is right and God-honoring, but also because I am alert to the situations of some of these young people as a result of being in the process of becoming a mentor for minority students who aspire to go to college. 

Recent Interviews about Heaven, from Two Christ-Centered Churches in Texas

By Randy Alcorn | October 6, 2017
I enjoyed speaking in Plano at First Baptist Prestonwood, a mega-church that is Bible-based and Jesus-centered. I thank God for Jack Graham and the other pastors and staff. And this was my first time at Church at the Cross in Grapevine, with my friend JR Vassar. I love that church, another body of believers bringing Jesus to their community. 

Clothing Yourself in Humility Will Please Christ and Bring You Happiness

By Randy Alcorn | October 2, 2017
While pride twists and destroys us, humility preserves and protects us. Every day, every hour, often unconsciously, we choose either to humble ourselves or to be proud. Since pride tends to be our default condition, humility requires deliberate, intentional action.

Trusting God When the Pain Seems Pointless

By Randy Alcorn | September 25, 2017
I’ve written nine novels. Suppose you could interview characters from my books. If you asked them, “Would you like to suffer less?” I’m sure they’d answer, “Yes!” I empathize with my characters. But as the author, I know that in the end all their suffering will be worth it, since it’s critical to their growth, and to the redemptive story.