March 24, 2017Those of you who have stocks may find the following information about a unique way to give to ministries interesting. My thanks to my friend, novelist Athol Dickson, for sharing this.
March 22, 2017"I think probably the single greatest thing that I sensed in my conversion was a deep-seated happiness that God was real and joy-giving, and now I was experiencing what I had always longed for."
March 20, 2017Having grown up in a non-Christian home, and still vividly remembering my unbelief as a young teenager, I’m convinced that Christianity’s explanation of why evil and suffering exist beats that of any other worldview.
March 17, 2017I deeply appreciate Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., just as I did his father and mother, who I’ve mentioned before. I have really enjoyed Ray’s powerful little book, The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ, which I would highly recommend to anyone desiring to start or help refocus a church on the Gospel.
March 15, 2017Over the last several weeks, I’ve spoken at three great conferences across the country. I thought I’d share a short report on each in today’s post, along with some pictures and videos.
March 14, 2017
Question from a reader:What if we serve the poor and do many good deeds before we receive the gift of salvation, and then receive Christ in the hospital a day before death? Will God reward people for works done for the right reasons even though they didn’t yet know Christ?
March 14, 2017
Question from a reader:I lost a child and am seeking hope and perspective. What resources would you recommend?
March 13, 2017Randy will teach a class at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Santa Ana, California, titled "AP504 Ethics: Lectures in Moral, Apologetic, & Theological Issues," April 3-8. The class is available both for credit and for personal enrichment. For more information and to register, please see www.ves.edu/shop/ap504-ethics-spring-module/.
March 13, 2017Every 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.
March 10, 2017Nanci and I are in fact leaving some money to our kids and grandkids in our will, just not the bulk of what we leave behind. That’s not a change. That has always been our plan. We believe it’s the most loving thing we can do for them, for our Lord, and for needy people.