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Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Walking through Depression: God Is With You

Walking through Depression: God Is With You

I have known depression first-hand at different times in my life. Several years ago, for no apparent reason, a cloud of depression descended on me. 

We Need a Fresh Appreciation of the Gospel’s Magnificence

We Need a Fresh Appreciation of the Gospel’s Magnificence

I have seen firsthand people watching the JESUS Film for the first time, in their own languages, viewing Jesus with awe and wonder and affection, then crying out in agony when He is tortured and crucified.

What about Family Planning?

What about Family Planning?

In this blog I've included part of a conversation between two Christians who have different viewpoints on the issue of birth control, as well as a link to the complete article

What Bible version do you use?

What Bible version do you use?

I actually use a number of translations, including the English Standard Version (ESV). 

What can a high school student do to be more like Christ?

What can a high school student do to be more like Christ?

I think the answer to that would be the same thing that anyone can do to be more like Christ. 

What do you think about "Christianese"?

What do you think about "Christianese"?

We need to be careful about using unfamiliar words when we’re talking with unbelievers without explaining what those terms mean.

What Does a Cross Bearer Look Like?

What Does a Cross Bearer Look Like?

A friend recently asked me, "What would be some of the characteristics of the life of a person who is bearing their cross? (Matthew 16) What does this cross-bearer look like?"

 
What does it mean to “love not the things of the world”?

What does it mean to “love not the things of the world”?

1 John 2:15-16 reads, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh [the sin nature] and the desires of the eyes [which relates to the warped perspective we sometimes have] and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.” 

What Happened to Hospitality?

What Happened to Hospitality?

I think some of it is a failure to understand the value of opening our homes to others. Beyond the service and the feeding of the meal, there’s something wonderful about the conversations that can come out of having people over.

What is your opinion of positive thinking?

What is your opinion of positive thinking?

Biblical thinking says, “I come to grips with the negatives in life, and not by denying them.” 

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