Resources: About Randy Alcorn

Heaven: An Interview with The Outlook

By Ruth Schenk, Randy Alcorn | March 17, 2008
Over years of biblical study, my view of resurrection and the eternal Heaven (and to a lesser degree, the intermediate Heaven) gradually changed. 

How did you learn to love reading?

By Randy Alcorn | March 19, 2010
I learned to love reading through comic books Archie and Richie, Rich and Marvel (esp. Fantastic Four). But I was a DC fan, my favorites being The Justice League of America (Green Lantern was my hero) and The Legion of Super Heroes (go, Lightning Lad). From there I dove into science fiction and fantasy, spending my nights looking through my telescope, then coming to bed freezing cold and reading science fiction by flashlight under my covers, so Mom wouldnt see the light on. I vividly remember forty years ago looking through the kids fiction section in the local library ...

How do you enjoy your family and the ministry?

By Randy Alcorn | March 19, 2010
I would encourage you to look for more ways at your church to delegate responsibilities to others, including other leaders—as Moses did—so that you are less the go-to guy for so many things. I commend you for putting your family first.

How do you prioritize everything that you’ve got going on? Do you ever feel like there’s never enough time in the day?

By Randy Alcorn | March 19, 2010
Yes, sometimes I really do struggle with how quickly time runs out each day. I try to focus on the Lord and His Word and figure out the few things in life He really wants me to do. I say no to 98% of invitations, and regularly decline things I really wish I could do. I’ve decided that if I am going to have time to write I will have to fight for it. Every day, including this one, offers me a hundred distractions, not just bad things, but good things. I tell myself that I must say no ...