Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

David Mathis on Your Single Most Important Habit

By Randy Alcorn | April 8, 2016
In this article from Desiring God, David Mathis draws a compelling connection between being part of the local church and developing healthy spiritual habits in life. I truly believe the key to spirituality is the development of little habits, such as Bible reading and memorization and prayer, and certainly that includes the habit of being part of a church.

Gospel-Driven Hospitality

By Leanna Shepard | March 25, 2016
This article from Revive Our Hearts staff member Leanna Shepard, with thoughts from a conversation with Rosaria Butterfield, encourages us to take a closer look at how hospitality can be a ministry and a way to share the gospel, as well as a way for us to grow in Christlikeness. 

Watching Our Words on Social Media

By Randy Alcorn | March 11, 2016
God holds us accountable for every word we say, including the careless ones we share over the internet. Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). This means we better think carefully before we hit post or reply.

Using Romans 1 to Test Other Worldviews

By Randy Alcorn | March 7, 2016
It’s vital that parents and church leaders understand some of the major reasons behind the trend of college students who are abandoning their faith in Christ, and know what they can do now to help their children prepare for the challenges ahead.

Ten Suggestions to Help You Relax Through Sleep

By Randy Alcorn | February 26, 2016
A godly Bible teacher was asked what helped him most to walk in the Spirit. Of course, he studied God’s Word and met with the Lord daily. But his surprising reply to the question was this: “Getting eight hours of sleep each night.”

Nine Questions to Diagnose Theology Idolatry

By Randy Alcorn | February 10, 2016
Theology, sadly, can also become an idol—as is everything that we put above God. Love theology, but be aware that if you care more about doctrine than about God, something is desperately wrong.

Ray Ortlund on Strength in Integrity

By Randy Alcorn | February 5, 2016
"'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely' (Proverbs 10:9). The word 'integrity' is the key word in Proverbs 10:9. A secure walk is not a matter of clever politics but of personal integrity."

Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 2016
All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.