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The Life-Long Process of Mastering Your Writing Skills

By Randy Alcorn | August 7, 2015
Anything that’s easy to read is usually hard to write. What’s easy to write is hard to read. I heard one author say, “Writing is like giving birth to barbed wire.” Writing is 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.

C.S. Lewis's Influence on My Life and Writing, part 2

By Randy Alcorn | August 13, 2010
In my last blog, I wrote about one of my three pilgrimages to Oxford. Each visit I’ve pondered what Lewis wrote: “You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen…I gave in and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all of England.”

What do you want readers to take away from If God Is Good?

By Randy Alcorn | September 23, 2009
Unbelievers and believers have the same heart-cry in response to evil and suffering: “Something's terribly wrong.” We know we were made for something far better. But our heart-cry itself is revealing—why do we expect more or hope for more? 

God’s Redemptive Purposes for Evil and Suffering

By Randy Alcorn | September 21, 2009
The stronger our concept of God and Heaven, the more we understand how Heaven resolves the problem of evil and suffering. The weaker our concept of God and Heaven, the stronger our doubt that Heaven will more than compensate for our present sufferings.

What is the problem of goodness?

By Randy Alcorn | September 18, 2009
While atheists routinely speak of the problem of evil, they usually don’t raise the problem of goodness. But if evil provides evidence against God, then shouldn’t goodness count as evidence for him? And wouldn’t that be evidence against atheism?