Resources: doctrine

I notice that sometimes you allude to science fiction, including Star Trek and Star Wars. Do you recommend that Christian young people get into the Star Wars movies and books?

By Randy Alcorn | January 6, 2010
I enjoy science fiction and I do like Star Wars, especially the original three movies. However, Star Wars is a very poor place to get a theology, and that’s my biggest problem with its influence on the young, who don’t yet have the filters in place to screen out the heresy. If kids and parents can sit down, like we did with our daughters, and discuss the theological errors with “the Force,” that can be very good for them (and us). Some things are better not to get exposed to, but some our kids will inevitably be exposed ...

Believing-the-Bible Book List

By John Piper | February 21, 2008
There are 3 categories: The formation of the canon, The reliability of the New Testament, and Refuting the claims of some recent critics.

A Compelling Reason for Rigorous Training of the Mind

By John Piper | July 13, 2005
I was reading and meditating on the book of Hebrews recently, when it hit me forcefully that a basic and compelling reason for education—the rigorous training of the mind—is so that a person can read the Bible with understanding.

Heaven: Our Certain Hope

By Randy Alcorn | June 1, 2002
Set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand.…. Let heaven fill your thoughts. Colossians 3:1-2