Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Be Not Mere Shadows and Echoes

By Randy Alcorn | May 7, 2012
Doug Gabbert, my friend and an elder at our church, shared the following, by John Piper. It is biblical, God-honoring and powerfully written.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

By Randy Alcorn | September 24, 2007
I spoke this weekend at the Peacemaker Conference in Charlotte, NC. Peacemakers works to resolve conflicts within churches, Christian ministries and between brothers and sisters who wish to obey God’s command not to bring before civil authorities conflicts between Christians (1 Corinthians 6).

The Blessing of Gratitude, the Curse of Complaining

By Randy Alcorn | August 22, 2007
The child in this picture is NOT one of my grandchildren. But he pretty much captures what a lot of us, older and younger, behave like when we don’t get our way. (And have you noticed, we often DON’T get our way…which is actually good.)

Building a Biblical Worldview

By Randy Alcorn | August 28, 2009
Acts 17:11 says that "Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." We should come to God's Word with "great eagerness."

Can You Name Them?

By Randy Alcorn | April 22, 2010
Being a hero is something entirely different than being a celebrity. Fame is one thing. Virtue is another. 

Charles Spurgeon on Security

By C. H. Spurgeon | December 17, 2009
This devotional is from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: Daily Readings. There’s hardly any man outside of Scripture itself who speaks to me like Spurgeon does. I highly recommend Morning and Evening as a daily dose of great theology.

Choosing a Christian College or Secular University

By Randy Alcorn | August 19, 2009
It's summertime, and many recent high school graduates will be starting college for the first time this fall. Other young people are beginning to look into which college they would like to attend in the next few years.