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Why Every Prolife Church in Oregon Should Support the Petition to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

By Randy Alcorn | June 7, 2017
There’s no sense in which the killing of children is a marginal issue that Scripture is indifferent to! Long before it was ever a political issue, it was a moral issue, and one which God has a clear and emphatic position on. We’re not dealing here with “one more social/political issue.” We’re dealing with a unique and focused evil in which Satan has deeply vested interests.

Meet the Logos Hope, a Floating Bookshop and an Incredible International Ministry

By Randy Alcorn | June 5, 2017
I’ve blogged before about the Logos Hope, a ship owned and operated by OM Ships International. The ship ministry, the brainchild of one of Operation Mobilization’s founders, George Verwer, began in 1970 as part of OM’s global Christian training and outreach movement. Since then their ships (this is the fourth) have visited 480 different ports in 151 countries and territories and welcomed over 46 million visitors onboard. Ponder those amazing statistics!

God’s Works of Art Point to Him

By Randy Alcorn | June 2, 2017
If we might endlessly ponder an artist’s rendition of a person, such as the Mona Lisa, shouldn’t we ponder all the more, and benefit from pondering, the wonder in the face of real people we see daily? And in particular, the marvelous person and work of Christ? 

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.