How long does it take you to create a fictional character?

By Randy Alcorn | March 22, 2010
Minor characters come quickly, usually, as they may have only a few distinguishable features. You usually don’t need to develop them too much, though you can certainly make them memorable. Major characters are different, because they must be complex, with depth and substance. You don’t want them to disappear when they turn sideways. The bad guys must be in some ways sympathetic, the good guys must be flawed.

How Moral Are the Media Elite?

By L. Brent Bozell III | March 22, 2010
Liberal Democrats are in positions of major influence throughout the media’s political units. Begin with the networks. ABC’s political coverage is run by Jeff Grainick, George McGovern’s press secretary in 1971. He rose from an associate producer position in 1972 to executive producer of “World News Tonight” by 1979. He’s been in charge of ABC’s election coverage since 1982. Jeff Greenfield, a ringside convention analyst, wrote speeches for Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. At CBS News, political editor Dotty Lynch toiled as deputy pollster for George McGovern in 1972, as polling director for the Democratic ...

How much should I give while living off of student loan money?

By Dr. Dale Walker | March 22, 2010
I am about to start medical school and I will not have a job or any earned income for the next four years. I want to give, but I don’t know how much I can give or how much it would be wise for me to give since I will be living off of student loan money. 

How much will rewards really matter on the New Earth?

By Randy Alcorn | March 22, 2010

Question from a reader:

The New Earth is going to be so amazing, wonderful, beautiful, breath-taking, tangible, relational, joy-filled (the list goes on and on) and is also void of pain, suffering, death, sin, and grief. In light of all that, how much will rewards really matter?

How to Ascertain The Will of God

By George Müller | March 22, 2010
I seek the will of the Spirit of God, through, or in connection with, the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay myself open to great delusions also. If the Holy Ghost guides us at all, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.

How to Choose a Biblical Counselor

By David Powlison | March 22, 2010
You might not be able to come to Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation for counseling, but we would like to help you find a biblical counselor in your area. These guidelines can help you make wise decisions in choosing a biblical counselor. A counselor should be someone who:
  • loves people, perseveres through tough times, and is confident that Jesus works in his needy people
  • believes that God’s Word is designed and provided by God to provide sufficient counsel for all of life’s issues (2 Pet. 1:2-4; Heb. 4:12; 2 Tim. 3:16-17)
  • gives clear evidence of a ...

How will millions of resurrected believers have access to Jesus?

By Randy Alcorn | March 22, 2010

Question from a reader:

On page 174 of Heaven you talk of the thrill of seeing Jesus in Heaven. You say, “Being with him. Gazing at him. Talking with him. Worshiping him. Embracing him. Eating with him. Walking with him. Laughing with him.” But how will millions of resurrected believers be able to do this? Do we take turns?

How will the Earth be redeemed?

By Randy Alcorn | March 22, 2010
Consider the fantastic words contained in Romans 8:19-23: The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration [curse]... in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God....We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. Not only ...

How Will We Relate to God in Heaven?

By Randy Alcorn | March 22, 2010
Think about the person you would most want to spend time with. Who would that person be? Your favorite singer, author, or athlete? Your best friend who moved away? A family member who’s already died? Many Christians would say they’d want to spend time with Jesus. They’d want to see the Savior who created them, died for them, and made their life in Heaven possible—the one who loves them more than anyone else.