Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

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? 

The Cumulative Effect of Our Little Choices

By Randy Alcorn | May 8, 2017
Have you ever seen a sink hole? Cars can be parked on a street day after day, and everything appears normal, then one day the asphalt caves in and cars disappear into a gigantic hole. Everybody says, “That hole came out of nowhere.” But they’re wrong.

God's Plans for Our Days Are Far Better Than Ours

By Randy Alcorn | May 5, 2017
Don’t assume that when your plans get changed that your day is ruined. The unexpected encounter or conversation, sometimes appearing to very inconvenient, is exactly where God has called you.

Real Love Encourages Others to Do the Right, Most God-Glorifying Thing

By Randy Alcorn | May 3, 2017
If we believe that sin is never in our best interests, it will clarify many otherwise hard decisions in which we imagine we must choose between helping people do right and helping them be happy. It will also help us understand what true, Christlike love looks like.

10 Questions to Help Us Analyze Our Smartphone Habits

By Randy Alcorn | April 28, 2017
On his blog, Tony Reinke interviewed author and podcaster Alastair Roberts about smartphones and how they change us. Alastair shared ten helpful questions to help us think through whether our personal smartphone habits are healthy, or need adjustment.

Five Reminders As We Serve the Dying and Their Families

By Joel Woodard | March 6, 2017
Before I started Eternal Perspective Ministries, I served as a pastor for 14 years. When I was in the ministry, I found myself spending a great deal of time ministering to dying people and comforting their families. People look to pastors for guidance, help, and perspective during difficult times of life.

Preaching and Living Out the Gospel, Even When It’s Costly

By Randy Alcorn | February 17, 2017
In its broadest sense, with the good news of salvation remaining at the core, the Gospel is a full embodiment of the person and work of Christ in His church, and the full revelation of God’s Word. It is both declaring and living out the whole counsel of God.

Time in God’s Word Is Not a Grim Duty

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2017
Frank Laubach wrote, "Humble folks often believe that walking with God is above their heads, or that they may 'lose a good time' if they share all their joys with Christ. What a tragic misunderstanding to regard Him as a killer of happiness!"

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?