Randy Alcorn's Blog: Culture and Worldview

A Post-Election Prayer from Pastor Kevin DeYoung

By Randy Alcorn | November 16, 2016
The following prayer for our new president-elect and for our nation, from Pastor Kevin DeYoung, is my prayer as well. Please read it and see if you wish to make it yours too.

7 Reflections Now That the Election Is Over

By Randy Alcorn | November 9, 2016
“Dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations” (Psalm 22:28). Because God has absolute power, no one can thwart His ultimate purpose. “The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will” (Proverbs 21:1).

Transgenderism, Outdoor School Policies, and How Christian Families Might Respond

By Randy Alcorn | September 30, 2016
Now that nationwide legalized homosexual marriage is here, it has broken down many restraining walls in our society. Consider the speed at which transgenderism and gender identity have grabbed hold of our culture, and even the world of our children and grandchildren. Christian families in my hometown of Gresham, Oregon are feeling some of those effects after reading Oregon’s new public school policies regarding transgender students.

Sexual Abuse Is Horrible and Should Be Punished…But Some Accusations of Sexual Abuse Are False

By Randy Alcorn | September 26, 2016
If I were a judge, there is no sin, no crime on the planet that would prompt me to act with more severe justice than the sexual abuse of children. I would also bring harsh judgment on those who covered up or conspired to cover-up the crime. BUT if I were that judge, I would need to hear all the evidence from both sides before coming to my conclusion. 

Pray for Our Brothers and Sisters in Russia, As They’re Losing Their Liberties

By Randy Alcorn | July 15, 2016
WORLD reports that "Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law an 'anti-terror' package that includes measures eviscerating religious freedom. The new law requires government permits to preach and teach the gospel, and restricts evangelism essentially to registered church building sites."

Some Thoughts About Racial Profiling

By Randy Alcorn | June 6, 2016
A reader recently asked me a thoughtful question about something I posted on Facebook that used the term “racial profiling.” As a police officer, he was wondering what I meant by that, and whether I was referring specifically to profiling by law enforcement.

Phillip Holmes on the Heart of Socialism

By Randy Alcorn | May 4, 2016
The advantages and dangers of socialism is a hotly debated topic in today’s culture. There’s much that could be said about both capitalism and socialism, but of special interest to believers is how both systems help or hurt the poor.