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What Society Will Never Tell You: True Beauty Is Inner Beauty

Woman's face in mirrorIf you frequent social media, perhaps you’ve seen singer Colbie Caillat’s music video for her song “Try,” in which she challenges society’s expectations of beauty for women. The song has hit a nerve with many women who struggle to live up to looking like society says they should. This issue is nothing new. 

Do Christians have all the answers? (audio)

Randy answers the question “Do Christians have all the answers?” during an interview on Moody Radio in June, 2014, marking the paperback release of his If God Is Good book.

Is It Unloving to Speak of Hell?

Road / Is it unloving to speak of hell?If you were giving some friends directions to Denver and you knew that one road led there but a second road ended at a sharp cliff around a blind corner, would you talk only about the safe road? No. You would tell them about both, especially if you knew that the road to destruction was wider and more traveled. In fact, it would be terribly unloving not to warn them about that other road.

 

Thinking of Retirement as the Next Opportunity to Serve Christ

If we are going to make Christ look glorious in the last years of our lives, we must be satisfied in him. - John PiperWhen it comes to the “retirement dream,” we must ask, “Whose dream is it?” It may be the American dream—but is it God’s?

How should we view and respond to people of different religions?

woman in EgyptFirst of all, we view them as created in the image of God, valuable, precious in God’s sight, and therefore they should be precious in our sight. We should treat everyone with respect.

 

5 Reasons to Rejoice, Not Worry

"Rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4). Just after instructing us to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 4:4), Paul wrote in verse 6, “Do not be anxious about anything.” Worry is a kill-joy. It specializes in worst case scenarios when God promises us best case scenarios.

 

What hope can be found in the midst of a miscarriage?

A while back, my youngest daughter Angela, early in her pregnancy, lost her baby, our sixth grandchild. So heartbreaking, so many tears. We spent seven hours with her and her family the next day, hugging my girl and talking with my grandsons about where their sister or brother is. There are no words for times like this, as most of you know. I was still up at 2 AM the next morning, pondering it all, hoping Angie was asleep.

Can New Age music bring an evil presence?

Question from a reader:

I’ve been listening to instrumental New Age music at night when I fall asleep. A couple of different nights I have woken up, with the music still playing, with a huge sense of terror, afraid I was going to die. The only thing that seems to diminish the terror is reading Scripture. Could this music be affiliated with the demonic world?

Do you think professional sports teams with Christian athletes have an advantage?

Question from a reader:

Do you think professional sports teams with Christian athletes have an advantage?

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

If every player on one team were an atheist and everyone on the other loved Jesus, I would never assume that the team with the believers would win. :) It’s funny, because while that should be a given, I think many actually feel the opposite. Recently before a Seahawks vs. Broncos football game, I posted a video on FaceBook of some of the Seahawks players talking about Jesus. Some of the comments were similar to this one: “Well, I guess ...

The Words We Long to Hear

“Well done, good and faithful servant. . . . Enter into the joy of your master.”Jesus tells us that one day His faithful servants will hear their Master say, “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master” (Matthew 25:23, ESV).

 

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