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Tim Challies on Why Christian Kids Abandon Their Faith

By Tim Challies | February 6, 2017
I’ve shared before my concerns over the number of college students who are abandoning their faith in Christ. This article from Tim Challies, one of my favorite bloggers, explains some of the reasons why that happens, and what Christian parents can do to address those reasons.

It’s Not Only Athletes: What Platform Has God Given You?

By Randy Alcorn | February 3, 2017
Many vocations are more important than baseball or football or any other sport, which for most athletes last only a short portion of their adult lives. But regardless of what vocation or position or role in a family God gives us, when God gives His people a platform to stand on, and a voice that can be heard, He expects them to represent Him faithfully.

Benjamin Watson at the 2017 March for Life

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2017
The 44th annual March for Life took place last Friday, January 27 in Washington, D.C. One of this year’s speakers at the rally was Baltimore Ravens tight end Ben Watson. I love this brother and so appreciate his willingness to speak out on behalf of the unborn.

C. S. Lewis’s View of Women, and How He’s Impacted My Thinking

By Randy Alcorn | January 30, 2017
I cringe whenever I see Lewis called a misogynist. Certainly, to the degree that most of us are, he was a creature of his day and culture—indeed, he called himself a dinosaur—but in many respects, in the deeply respectful tone he speaks about women, he seems more ahead of his time than behind it.

Outlive Your Life

By Randy Alcorn | January 27, 2017
What are things truly worth our limited time and concentrated focus, because they’re not going to be thrown onto the next pile of trash or tossed into the thrift store donation box?

Joni Eareckson Tada on Our Calling to Advocate for the Voiceless

By Randy Alcorn | January 25, 2017
Last weekend, my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church, had the privilege of hosting Joni Eareckson Tada and her wonderful husband Ken for a Sanctity of Human Life weekend. I can't think of anyone better qualified to speak on Sanctity of Human Life issues.

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.