Randy Alcorn's Blog: Culture and Worldview

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.

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.