Randy Alcorn's Blog

Planned Parenthood's Self-Description, and Unwanted Children

By Randy Alcorn | April 1, 2008
A friend of ours was recently job hunting and came across an advertised opening at Planned Parenthood. Though she wasn't interested in the job there, she was interested in the terminology used in Planned Parenthood's self-description that follows

Four Blessings from Above: The Joy of Grandchildren

By Randy Alcorn | March 24, 2008
It’s been a while since I showed pics of our grandchildren. Many of you have endured sleepless nights wondering when I was going to get back to them. Now you can relax and breathe again.

What Then Is Left of Christianity?

By Randy Alcorn | March 14, 2008
Last month, on the opening day of the World Council of Churches Central Committee meeting in Geneva, someone gave a stirring and controversial speech, with a message that made many squirm. Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev, the Russian Orthodox Bishop of Vienna and Austria, made the following remarkable statements.
 

Longing for Joy, in C. S. Lewis, Part 1

By Randy Alcorn | March 9, 2008
No writer has had greater impact on me than C. S. Lewis. I find both his fiction and nonfiction to be penetrating and life-shaping. And when it comes to the subject of the longings of our heart, no one said it better than Lewis.
 

A Story from Randy About Heaven for Kids

By Randy Alcorn | March 5, 2008
The day the first shipment of Heaven for Kids was delivered, Nanci and I drove to someone’s house that we’d never been to before or since. When we pulled up, outside the house next door a boy about ten years old was sitting on the curb. 

Planned Parenthood Accepts Funds to Abort Black Children

By Randy Alcorn | March 2, 2008
I've become aware of something that has to be heard to be believed: actual recordings of an actor calling various Planned Parenthood offices, pretending to want to donate money exclusively to abort black babies. Prepared to be blown away by the responses you hear. (After you listen you may want to read on to see how this fits with the history of Planned Parenthood and the beliefs of its founder Margaret Sanger.)

Longing for Happiness: Perspectives from Blaise Pascal

By Randy Alcorn | February 21, 2008
The infinite abyss in our hearts, which might be called a vacuum, can only be filled by the infinite God Himself. We still have a trace of an ancient happiness that was in the hearts of Adam and Eve, a happiness which preceded sin and was ruined by it. But it was not utterly destroyed. Its mark is still upon us, and one day, when redemption is fully realized, God will fan it into flames again, never to be quenched.

God’s Grace and Our Sickness, from Doug Nichols and Matthew Henry

By Randy Alcorn | February 18, 2008
Matthew Henry preached a sermon to young people from Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thy heart.” He then added in his diary the following affectionate and devout aspiration, “Lord, take my heart and make it such as it should be.”