Randy Alcorn's Blog: scripture

Being Sensitive in Sharing Scripture with the Suffering

By Randy Alcorn | January 16, 2017
Think of God’s truths like tools. Don’t use a hammer when you need a wrench. And don’t use either when you need to give someone a hug, a blanket, or a meal—or just weep with them.

Smart Study of God’s Word

By Randy Alcorn | December 16, 2016
Biblical meditation doesn’t mean taking a few words taken out of context that we feel free to apply to our own lives in whatever random ways come to mind. We need to view the Bible as God coherently speaking to us in trains of thought. He is a master communicator, so He chose the words carefully.

How Should We Interpret the Bible?

By Randy Alcorn | May 15, 2015
In her latest video, EPM’s Julia Stager gives some very helpful guidelines for interpreting the Bible. I think you’ll really enjoy her insights.

A Glimpse into an African Ordination

By Randy Alcorn | March 11, 2015
My friend Garry Friesen was a member of the Bible College faculty at Multnomah University for 37 years. He is now in his second “dream job”, teaching at Africa College of Theology (ACT) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Comfort, Hope and Encouragement from God

By Randy Alcorn | January 26, 2015
Some days no one but God has the right words. Nothing I can say stacks up against what follows. Read, believe and thank God that even when we don’t sense His presence, He’s with us and at work in a thousand ways we can’t see. 

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).