Randy Alcorn's Blog: Christian Life

Walking through Depression: God Is With You

By Randy Alcorn | April 21, 2014
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. 

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.

We Need a Fresh Appreciation of the Gospel’s Magnificence

By Randy Alcorn | September 1, 2014
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?

By Randy Alcorn | August 31, 2010
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?

By Randy Alcorn | December 10, 2010
I actually use a number of translations, including the English Standard Version (ESV). 

What do you think about "Christianese"?

By Randy Alcorn | April 25, 2012
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?

By Randy Alcorn | April 15, 2008
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”?

By Randy Alcorn | June 18, 2012
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?

By Randy Alcorn | March 25, 2013
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.