June 25, 2014The two dominant positions on women in leadership are evangelical feminism or egalitarianism (equal and therefore the same) and complementarianism (equal but different). There is also the globally widespread position of Islam and others, in which women are seen as both different AND unequal.
June 25, 2014Question from a reader: Is the concern over China’s one child policy because of too much government control or is it because of the injustice of child killing?
What are your thoughts about people, especially believers, rallying behind injustices like sex trafficking and racism, but not abortion?
June 25, 2014What disturbs me is what I see in the large segments of the Christian community who are embracing all the justice issues that are popular in the world and promoted by rock stars and Hollywood (and I am very GRATEFUL these celebrities are using their influence in this way).
May 21, 2014Today’s video blog (filmed last year) addresses the question: There’s been a lot of talk in the news and among the evangelical culture in America about legalizing gay marriage. What are your thoughts on how Christians should respond?
March 26, 2014Satan’s objective is evil and suffering—exactly what the Messiah came ultimately to defeat. From the beginning, God planned that his Son should deal the death blow to Satan, evil, and suffering—reversing the Curse triggered by Adam and Eve’s sin, redeeming a fallen humanity, and repairing a broken world.
March 5, 2014If our eyes are on anyone but Jesus, we’re not going to have the stamina to put up with criticism or outright hostility.
November 13, 2013Downtown Portland is a busy place and full of needy people. On this particular day I had forgotten my bag of goodies which I normally give out to those asking for money, so I was street hopping to avoid contact with anyone.
November 13, 2013
Question from a reader:I’m trying to figure out how strongly to publicly profess my Christian faith, especially online. Do you have any advice?
October 23, 2013Randy talks about what forms and maintains his view of who God is, speaking to a group of CEO's (both secular and Christian).
October 8, 2013Randy talks about enjoying the blessings of mission trips, speaking to a group of Physicians (both secular and Christian) on giving.