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Kevin DeYoung on What We Can Learn from Church History About False Teachers

By Randy Alcorn | May 29, 2017
Paul warned the elders of the church in Ephesus, “I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you…and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30). These “twisted things” often were not outright denials of the Bible. Rather, they were Scripture reinterpreted to fit the widely accepted beliefs of the culture.

Can Self-Forgetfulness Make Us Happier?

By Randy Alcorn | May 24, 2017
People who think a lot about themselves and their plans for wealth and success—e.g., writing a bestselling book and being mentioned in the same sentence with Hemingway—tend to be unhappy. However, people who think a lot about Christ and His grace, the great doctrines of the faith, and how to love and serve others tend to be happy people. 

If I Have Enough Faith, Will God Heal Me?

By Randy Alcorn | May 19, 2017
No one has greater credibility to speak on this subject than Joni Eareckson Tada, who in July will mark the 50th anniversary of the accident that left her a quadriplegic. 

The Difference Between Nice and Kind—and Why It Matters

By Barry Corey | May 17, 2017
Barry Corey has written an important book, Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue, which I thoroughly enjoyed. He advocates true kindness without reducing it to mere cosmetic niceness. 

Joe Carter on How Brokenness Gives Credibility to False Teaching

By Randy Alcorn | May 15, 2017
Heresies are deadly destructive, but they’re also attractive because of the bits of truth they contain. They’re like chocolate-covered rat poison. Without its truth-coating, many believers wouldn’t swallow its lies. C. S. Lewis put it this way: “By mixing a little truth with it, they had made their lie far stronger.”

Why We Don’t Need to Fear the Moment of Our Death

By Randy Alcorn | May 12, 2017
Though as believers we know that Heaven awaits us after death, many of us still wonder about or fear the moment of death. What will it be like? Will it be frightening to experience the soul’s departure from the body?

Speaking at Hobby Lobby Headquarters, and a Preview of the Museum of the Bible

By Randy Alcorn | May 10, 2017
Years ago I spoke on the phone with David Green, the founder of Hobby Lobby. It was great to meet face to face this brother and his wife Barbara, such wonderful people. They are the founders and owners of Hobby Lobby, with its more than 750 retail stores, and they employ approximately 32,000 people.