Randy Alcorn's Blog

Self-Control and the Battle for Our Minds

While Scripture does not say as much as we’d like about circumstance-control, it says a great deal more than we like about self-control. 

The Truth Starts with God, Not Us

Left to myself, I don’t think straight. I believe the lies that are currently popular. God gives me His truth as a moral compass, a reference point to guide me.

Heavenly Encouragement in the Race of Life

God gives each of us a race to run. To finish well we must develop perseverance. The Christian life is not a hundred-meter dash but a marathon, requiring patience, endurance, and discipline. But how do we find the strength to finish our race well? 

Let Your Kids Experience Failure

In his book Navigating Life With More Than Enough, Todd DeKruyter talks about how parents need to let their children experience failure and avoid constantly rescuing them from life’s dilemmas and difficulties.

Our Book Ministry to Prisoners Is Growing

A few years ago Nanci and I met Earl Smith, former death row chaplain at San Quentin. At a conference with professional football players, Earl told me, and at the time I didn’t know this, that our ministry has sent San Quentin lots of books.

Four Pieces of Advice for Graduates

With graduation season almost upon us, here are four pieces of advice for both high school and college graduates (and reminders for all of us, in any stage of life).