Randy Alcorn's Blog: Doctrine and Theology

Rob Bell and the Controversy over Hell

There has been a lot of online response to Rob Bell’s new book Love Wins. The controversy began with this video, which I've posted here so you can hear Pastor Bell’s own words.

A Gospel Animation

Do you have five minutes to sit back and listen to a song and watch an animation about the gospel? I’ve listened to it a couple times and it moved me to worship our God of grace.

El Elyon: God Most High

I’m often asked why I use the term “Elyon” in reference to God in my novels. Though I am comfortable making up names for men and angels for the purposes of fiction, I would not presume to make up a name for God. 

Dug Down Deep and the Joy of Studying God

Does studying God—and doctrine—have to be a dull discipline, or can it be an exhilarating exercise that transforms your life? I believe that theology is the foundation upon which worldview is built. 

Psalm 19: God's General and Special Revelation

As a twelve-year-old, I first viewed through a telescope the great galaxy of Andromeda, consisting of hundreds of billions of stars and untold numbers of planets, nearly three million light years from Earth. I was mesmerized.

Charles Spurgeon Praising the Divine Architect

Charles Spurgeon preached to something like ten million people in his lifetime, sometimes speaking ten times a week at various locations. His sermons were transcribed as he spoke. 

Dogs Judging Dog Owners by Their Own Standards?

This is our dog Moses. He’s a great dog and we love him. But he is not a rocket scientist. In fact, if he were allowed access to a rocket he would probably sniff it, lick it and then relieve himself on it.

The Fear of God

I appreciated this quote from John Stott about the fear of God. The fear of God is a profound respect for His holiness, which includes a fear of the consequences of disobeying Him. It shouldn't scare us out of our wits; it should scare us into them.