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William Carey: The Father of Modern Missions was a Prolife Activist

By Randy Alcorn | October 26, 2016
When we think of the great commission and the modern missions movement, no other name is as prominent as that of William Carey (1761-1834). He went to India to win people to Christ and disciple them, and that’s what he did. In the process, he sought to also obey other parts of God’s Word by personally intervening to save lives and laboring to change public opinion and evil laws. William Carey provides us a model for one of the great issues of our time—understanding the proper relationship of morality, politics, life issues, and the great commission.

Robertson McQuilkin, an Example of Faithful Love, Now with Jesus

By Randy Alcorn | June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 2, Robertson McQuilkin went to be with Jesus at 88 years old. I wrote about Robertson in my book If God Is Good, sharing how at the peak of his career, he resigned as president of Columbia Bible College in 1990 to become the full-time caregiver for his wife, Muriel, who had Alzheimer’s. 

A Tribute to My Friend, John Kohlenberger

By Randy Alcorn | October 7, 2015
On September 29, 2015 John R Kohlenberger III went home to be with Jesus, after a thirteen-year battle with cancer. John, a gifted scholar, wrote many biblical language reference works.

David O’Brien, Free at Last in Jesus’ Presence

By Randy Alcorn | September 23, 2015
I haven’t met many people more convinced of God’s goodness than David O’Brien. He experienced a lifetime of serious afflictions that many consider senseless evil, but he saw them as tools in the hands of a good God.