Randy Alcorn's Blog: music
- Wed, Nov 02, 2011
- Christians, Past and Present (By and About)
- Thu, Sep 30, 2010
- Culture and Worldview
I think the following story (which we double-checked and appears to be true), along with the video, has particular significance for us as Christians. Before you watch the video and read the story, consider Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end."
- Mon, Aug 02, 2010
- Christian Life
At the end of tennis season I gave our six graduating seniors from the team I help coach a bag of books with a video and one CD, Rebel, by the rapper Lecrae. One of the kids wrote me a note saying how he loves the CD and is listening to it daily.
One song on the CD I love is "Don’t Waste Your Life," which is the same title as John Piper’s book.
- Fri, Jun 18, 2010
- Christian Life
My wife Nanci helps write and edit lessons for our church’s women’s Bible study. It’s amazing how much time these ladies invest in preparing these lessons, including many hours of direct study of God’s Word. It’s been very enriching for Nanci, and fun to see her at the dining room table day after day with open Bible and reference books.
This morning Nanci mentioned that one of her friends, Carol Klingbile, included a poem as an introduction to a lesson she wrote. I first heard this poem, written in 1921, when I was a young Christian nearly forty years ago, but it’s been off my radar screen for decades.
It's black history month, a good time to learn about Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Jackie Robinson and a host of others.
Let me tell you about a white man who made his way into black history. Imagine a slave ship captain, a cruel Englishman who acquired slaves from Africa and transported them in horrific slave ships to be sold like animals at auction.
Imagine that this man later writes lyrics which become the most popular song of English-speaking blacks in the entire world.
If you've got eight minutes, watch this powerful video of Wintley Phipps, explaining the ...
- Fri, Jul 11, 2008
A Christian I met in passing once told me it troubled him that he really didn’t long for Heaven. Instead, he yearned for an Earth that was like God meant it to be.