February 5, 2016"'Whoever walks in integrity walks securely' (Proverbs 10:9). The word 'integrity' is the key word in Proverbs 10:9. A secure walk is not a matter of clever politics but of personal integrity."
February 1, 2016All too often, as believers we don’t realize that the greatest kindness we can offer each other is the truth. Our job is not just to help each other feel good but to help each other be good. We often seem to think that our only options are to: 1) speak the truth hurtfully; or 2) say nothing in the name of grace. This is a lie.
January 25, 2016In a culture dominated by television, movies, video games and social media, our attention spans are decreasing and we’re shrinking both intellectually and spiritually.
January 22, 2016No Christian should be a pessimist. We should be realists—focused on the actuality that we serve a sovereign and gracious God. Because of the reality of Christ’s atoning sacrifice and His promises, biblical realism is, ultimately, optimism.
January 1, 2016Nanci and I love The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of brief and profound Puritan prayers compiled by Arthur Bennett. This is the first entry in the book, but what follows is just as good.
November 30, 2015Is it possible to find genuine happiness during the Christmas season, even in the midst of the pressures? Yes. True happiness—the kind Jesus offers—is at the heart of what Christmas is all about!
November 16, 2015I heard Corrie ten Boom talk once of meeting a sadistically cruel guard from the death camp Ravensbrück, where she'd been a prisoner. As you read her account of this meeting, marvel at the Messiah's grace, and His empowerment to His people to extend that grace to others.
November 9, 2015There’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn…there’s nothing wrong with any of these. Used selectively and wisely, in moderation, they can accomplish a good purpose. But when social media and online time is out of control, it can become an addiction—just like anything else.
September 18, 2015Rather than despairing about the difficulties, or remaining blissfully ignorant of them, we’re to trust that God is sovereignly at work in both the good and bad, and to seek to be salt and light in the places He’s put us.
September 16, 2015Avant, je disais non à 95% des demandes de prédications, de conférences ou des demandes du type « allons boire un verre » ou « est-ce que tu pourrais lire mon livre? » Maintenant, c’est plus de 99% du temps. La réponse standard que mon assistant envoie est une formule que j’ai trouvée il y a plus de 15 ans: « Randy doit dire non à la grande majorité des bonnes occasions pour pouvoir dire oui aux très rares opportunités que Dieu veut qu’il saisisse. »