Randy Alcorn's Blog: stewardship

How Should We Approach Debt?

By Randy Alcorn | October 16, 2017
Why do I receive mailings telling me that $5,000 or $10,000 or $20,000 has already been approved for me and to receive it I need only send in the enclosed agreement? Why do banks and credit companies beg me to borrow from them, listing dozens of ways I could use the money? Why are people so anxious to lend me money? The answer is simple—they want me to borrow because they will make a lot of money from my debt.

Escaping from the Love of Money

By Randy Alcorn | September 11, 2017
I greatly appreciate this short video from my good friend Tony Cimmarrusti, which is a challenge for all of us to live with an eternal perspective about the resources God gives us to manage.

Ron Blue on Two Lies We Can Believe About Giving

By Randy Alcorn | April 17, 2017
"One of the greatest blessings of the body of Christ is its capacity to meet the needs of its members through generosity, service, and sacrifice. When Satan succeeds in destroying this flow of love and grace in the church through his lies, I am sure he rejoices."

Should We Give Money to the Poor Even When There’s a Risk of Waste or Misuse?

By Randy Alcorn | March 13, 2017
Every good thing can have a bad effect. The solution isn’t to avoid sponsoring children or to never support national ministries, but to exercise great care. We know that Christ commands us to give, to help the poor and needy, and to lay up treasures in Heaven. So the solution is not to give less, but to give carefully and wisely while still giving generously.

Is Spending Money on Entertainment and Leisure OK with God?

By Randy Alcorn | August 17, 2016
Scripture says that God provides us with material things “for our enjoyment” (1 Timothy 6:17, NLT). When I speak on the subject of money and giving, I try to always emphasize that phrase from Scripture and express how thankful I am for it, because it allows me to enjoy God’s creation without guilt. 

Managers of Creation

By Randy Alcorn | February 29, 2016
God’s intention for humans was that we would occupy the whole Earth and reign over it, to God’s glory. This reigning, expanding, culture-enriching purpose of God for mankind on Earth was never revoked or abandoned.