Randy Alcorn's Blog: Culture and Worldview

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.

Ten Things to Understand About Evangelical Christians

By Randy Alcorn | February 17, 2016
If you’re as weary as I am of having pundits and politicians misrepresent who evangelicals are, what we believe, and our attitudes toward those we disagree with, you may find this blog helpful, and may wish to share it.

Brotherhood and the Color of Our Skin

By Randy Alcorn | January 18, 2016
I’ve been reading Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson, which I highly recommend. Much of what Benjamin writes about has reminded me of what I learned in researching for my novel Dominion, which addresses racism.

Still Wrestling with the Syrian Refugee Issue

By Randy Alcorn | December 7, 2015
People have been discussing this issue for weeks, generating a lot more heat than light. Angry and dismissive responses to others’ positions have been routine. I think it’s worth continuing the discussion, since even after this particular issue passes, a host of similar ones await us. 

The Refugee Question, and How We’re Talking About It

By Randy Alcorn | December 2, 2015
Thanks, Dan Franklin, for your excellent insights not only on the Syrian refugees, but also on the tone of the debate among believers. God, help us to be compassionate, understanding, reasonable, wise and biblical all at the same time.

Some Powerful Insights from John Rhys-Davies

By Randy Alcorn | September 14, 2015
Actor John Rhys-Davies, best known for his portrayal of Indiana Jones’s Egyptian friend Salla in Raiders of the Lost Ark and its sequels, and Gimli in The Lord of the Rings, gave an interview recently and made some powerful and insightful points.

On the Wrong Side of History?

By Randy Alcorn | July 15, 2015
A common argument against Christian moral positions that are increasingly unpopular: "Get your head out of the sand; look around and see where things are clearly headed!"