Westley Allen Dodd’s Eternity

By Randy Alcorn | February 1, 1993
I couldn’t sleep the night of January 4, 1993, so I turned on the coverage of the execution of Westley Allen Dodd. He was the man who tortured, raped and murdered three young boys in Vancouver, Washington, about twenty minutes from where I live.

Death: Signing and Framing Your Life's Portrait

By Randy Alcorn | September 15, 1992
The prospect of death has a way of getting our attention, of cutting to our very heart. Yet we also have a way of turning our eyes away from Death’s burning light to gaze again at the shadows of this world, stepping back away from death and ignoring the message it sends.

An Interview On NBC's Today Show

By Randy Alcorn | September 12, 1992
At the beginning of the piece, Today Show host Scott Simon framed the issue this way: "Measure 9 would prohibit the state from facilitating or encouraging freedom of sexual preference."

ACLU's Agenda for Churches

By Randy Alcorn | August 18, 1992
The ACLU likes to come across as representing the interests of public citizens whose rights are supposedly violated when government or schools allow prayer, Bible reading or other free exercise of religion on their premises.

Training Our Children

By Randy Alcorn | August 11, 1992
The fact is that our children will not stand up and resist this tide unless they become men and women of character, courage and spiritual vitality. We are to pass on to them the baton that was handed us by a previous generation of Christians.

When Public Prayer Is Made Illegal

By Randy Alcorn | May 30, 1992
On Thursday May 7, 1992, I joined about 500 other citizens and taxpayers to pray on the lawn at City Hall in the city of Gresham, Oregon. It was the national day of prayer, declared so by our president. Organizers had gone through the right hoops, and the mayor of Gresham had granted permission for us to be there. But the gathering began not with a prayer or song of worship, but a statement read by a police lieutenant culminating in, "You are commanded to leave." What a way to start a prayer meeting!

ACLU Escalates Battle Against Faith

By Randy Alcorn | May 23, 1992
In 1992, my home town, Gresham, Oregon, emerged as the newest battlefield between the historic role of the Christian faith in our society, and the newer vision of the ACLU.