Randy Alcorn's Blog: scripture

Encouragement to Men to Study the Bible and Theology, and Find Great Happiness

By Randy Alcorn | August 2, 2017
Many Christian men would agree that they’re experts in business, hunting, fishing, football, or cars. Sadly, however, even those who attend Bible-teaching churches may know very little about the Bible and theology. (Everything I talk about in this blog pertains to women also, but I know more women than men who study God’s Word, and I believe men are missing out on joy and happiness as a result.)

Jon Bloom on You Become What You Eat

By Jon Bloom | July 17, 2017
This blog by my friend Jon Bloom is one of those that I resonated with from start to finish. Hope you enjoy it, and take it to heart. In these days in which we live, it is so true, so relevant, and so important for all of us.

Are There Errors in Scripture in the Small Details, Like Measurements of Time and Distance?

By Randy Alcorn | June 28, 2017
Many apparent contradictions in Scripture are resolved through a closer look. I recently responded to a question related to the differing number of days that the gospel writers use to refer to the same event. I share it as an example of how details in biblical passages are often claimed to be errors, but upon careful examination, we can see they are not. 

Time in God’s Word Is Not a Grim Duty

By Randy Alcorn | February 13, 2017
Frank Laubach wrote, "Humble folks often believe that walking with God is above their heads, or that they may 'lose a good time' if they share all their joys with Christ. What a tragic misunderstanding to regard Him as a killer of happiness!"

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.