Randy Alcorn's Blog: church

True Leading Is Serving

In most cases, I think we in church and ministry leadership honestly do want to be Christ-honoring servants. But all of us can find it difficult to do the hard and thankless things that servants do, especially when no one is watching.

Why Every Prolife Church in Oregon Should Support the Petition to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortion

There’s no sense in which the killing of children is a marginal issue that Scripture is indifferent to! Long before it was ever a political issue, it was a moral issue, and one which God has a clear and emphatic position on. We’re not dealing here with “one more social/political issue.” We’re dealing with a unique and focused evil in which Satan has deeply vested interests.

We Need Honest Discussions About Race in the Church

Racial unity is a topic that I’m glad to see more churches in our country addressing. Still, there’s much work to be done. I agree everyone needs Jesus and that makes all the difference. Yet many whites and blacks who do love Jesus with all their hearts feel alienated from each other when they hear one another talk about race.

When It Is and Isn’t Plagiarism

From time to time, I’m reminded of how common it is for people to believe a writer or speaker stole his or her material. Sometimes material is indeed used word for word without crediting the source, and this is unethical. But other times, people assume an idea or material has been stolen when it isn't the case.

David Mathis on Your Single Most Important Habit

In this article from Desiring God, David Mathis draws a compelling connection between being part of the local church and developing healthy spiritual habits in life. I truly believe the key to spirituality is the development of little habits, such as Bible reading and memorization and prayer, and certainly that includes the habit of being part of a church.

The Reluctant Churchman: C. S. Lewis

We need to recognize the value of the local church, and not abandon it despite all its imperfections (and each of us is included in those imperfections).

Joy Forney on Finding and Being Community

Joy Hlavka Forney and her husband Dave, along with their children, serve with Mission Aviation Fellowship in Uganda, East Africa. The Forneys are quality people and in this article Joy said things that really resonate with me.