Randy Alcorn's Blog: new earth

As a Single Person, Will I Be Second Class in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | October 5, 2015
This question came from a reader: "As a middle aged, never-married, Christian single with no kids, life is lonely. ...How will I fare in Heaven when surrounded by mostly large families where people have their kids, grandkids, many friends, a spouse, etc., and I'm alone?"

Heaven’s Thrilling, All-Encompassing Worship

By Randy Alcorn | August 24, 2015
I find it ironic that many people stereotype life in Heaven as an interminable church service. Apparently, church attendance has become synonymous with boredom. Yet meeting God—when it truly happens—will be far more exhilarating than a great meal, a poker game, hunting, gardening, mountain climbing, or watching the Super Bowl. 

Anticipating the New Heavens and the New Earth to come at TGC15

By Randy Alcorn | April 29, 2015
Nanci and I recently returned from The Gospel Coalition’s 2015 National Conference in Orlando. We had a wonderful time at the conference, where we joined 6,000 others from all over the world to focus on Jesus and the New Heavens and New Earth. 

In Heaven, Can There Be Thrills without Risk?

By Randy Alcorn | August 6, 2014
A sincere young man told me that no matter what I might say, Heaven must be boring. Why? “Because you can’t appreciate good without bad, light without darkness, or safety without danger. If Heaven is safe, if there’s no risk, it has to be boring.”

The Eternal Empire of the Son of Man

By Randy Alcorn | June 23, 2014
Earth is unique. It’s the one planet—perhaps among billions—where God chose to act out the unfolding drama of redemption and reveal the wonders of His grace. 

Anticipating the Joy of Seeing God

By Randy Alcorn | May 30, 2014
Ancient theologians spoke of the “Beatific Vision,” which meant “a happy-making sight.” The sight they spoke of was God Himself.