Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Clothing Yourself in Humility Will Please Christ and Bring You Happiness

By Randy Alcorn | October 2, 2017
While pride twists and destroys us, humility preserves and protects us. Every day, every hour, often unconsciously, we choose either to humble ourselves or to be proud. Since pride tends to be our default condition, humility requires deliberate, intentional action.

Lessons from an Otter on Doing Hard Things

By Randy Alcorn | August 30, 2017
You may have seen the “otter video” that’s gotten a lot of traction on Facebook. Despite all the TLC from the owner, the otter is terrified at the sight of the water. Yes, terrified of the very thing he was made to enjoy and thrive in! 

Can Coloring Books Be Done to God’s Glory?

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2017
I’m excited about the release of my adult coloring book Picturing Heaven, on September 5. The illustrator, Lizzie Preston, and the team at Tyndale House have done a great job with it. (Yes, I said coloring book. Read on to learn more.)

5 Practical Steps for Seeking Wisdom Through Mentorship

By Randy Alcorn | August 21, 2017
Sometimes knowing how to find a mentor and start that relationship can be challenging. My longtime dear friend Barry Arnold, who pastors Cornerstone Church in Gresham, Oregon, shares some thoughts about the importance of seeking wisdom from others, as well as five simple steps for pursuing mentorship.

When Divine Appointments Don’t Feel Pleasant

By Randy Alcorn | August 18, 2017
I’ve been encouraged to pray, even if briefly, for many people I see in passing and don’t know. This I do know—God created them, loves them, and desires them to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2:4).

True Leading Is Serving

By Randy Alcorn | August 14, 2017
In most cases, I think we in church and ministry leadership honestly do want to be Christ-honoring servants. But all of us can find it difficult to do the hard and thankless things that servants do, especially when no one is watching.

Encouragement to Men to Study the Bible and Theology, and Find Great Happiness

By Randy Alcorn | August 2, 2017
Many Christian men would agree that they’re experts in business, hunting, fishing, football, or cars. Sadly, however, even those who attend Bible-teaching churches may know very little about the Bible and theology. (Everything I talk about in this blog pertains to women also, but I know more women than men who study God’s Word, and I believe men are missing out on joy and happiness as a result.)

3 Things to Remember When You’re Browsing Through Social Media

By Angela (Alcorn) Stump | July 26, 2017
How do we, as believers in Christ, love each other well on social media? Yes, the writer of the post has a lot of responsibility, but remember, as you’re scrolling through the endless library of social media feeds, you, the reader, also have a responsibility. Here are three things to consider as you’re browsing.