Randy Alcorn's Blog: doctrine

Why Churches Should Study Systematic Theology

By Randy Alcorn | September 21, 2015
Over nearly four decades in my church (a church that has always taught and emphasized God’s Word), I’ve seen a noticeable, even startling, reduction in the average person’s grasp of biblical truth.

The Sovereignty of God: What Does It Mean?

By Randy Alcorn | May 20, 2015
Early this year, our friend Rakel Thurman shared a great message on God’s sovereignty at our church’s Bible study for women. I encourage you to listen to this message from a woman who loves Jesus, has experienced deep suffering, and has learned what it means to rest in God’s sovereignty.

The Best Theological Label Is “Berean”

By Randy Alcorn | October 17, 2014
The Berean Christians were commended for carefully examining, in light of the Scriptures, the teachings of the apostle Paul (see Acts 17:11). 

A Terrific New Bible Study Series for Churches and Groups

By Randy Alcorn | April 5, 2013
One of my favorite bloggers is Justin Taylor, a brother who I know and deeply appreciate. Justin is constantly introducing me to great people, material and developments. Recently, he talked about a new Bible study series from Crossway Publishers.

Bad Doctrine is a Cruel Taskmaster

By Randy Alcorn | May 23, 2012
When I came across this statement somewhere, that bad doctrine is a cruel taskmaster, it stuck with me. I asked EPM staffer Julia Stager to provide some verses demonstrating it, and I added my summary statements to hers.