Randy Alcorn's Blog

What Are the “High Places” in the Old Testament, and How Does That Apply to Us Today?

The “high places” is a shorthand term for places of pagan worship, usually (though not always) on hills or mountains to bring them closer to their false gods. They were centers of idolatry. The greatest time of compromise for God’s people in the Old Testament, the Israelites, was when in addition to worshiping Yahweh, the only true God, they worshipped false gods too.

Four Things That Remain Solidly True No Matter the Mid-Term Election Results

By now you’ve probably read and heard all sorts of commentaries analyzing this week’s midterm election results. Whatever your political leanings, you’ve likely been encouraged by some results and discouraged by others. But no matter the results, here’s a perspective we should always remember: America may or may not unravel in coming decades, but God’s kingdom certainly won’t!

8 Reminders Before You Comment on Social Media

Thomas Kidd recently shared these “8 rules of social media wisdom” from Alan Jacobs. May we all take them to heart and be “quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger” (James 1:19). 

What Role Can Satan and Demons Have in the Life of a Believer?

Theologian G. C. Berkouwer said, “There can be no sound theology without a sound demonology.” Some deny the existence of demons, regarding them as mere symbols of man’s inhumanity to man. But even those who believe the Bible tend to develop sloppy demonology.

Happiness: A Puritan Prayer (and Some Thoughts on the Puritan Stereotype)

I’ve written in the past about how highly Nanci and I recommend The Valley of Vision, the book of Puritan Prayers. It’s a truly amazing God-exalting, Christ-centered compilation of prayers from the Puritans, including a few who lived after the Puritan era but were Puritans in Heart, notably Charles Spurgeon.

Joni Eareckson Tada on When Is It Right to Die?

Earlier this year I read through Joni Eareckson Tada’s book When Is It Right to Die?: A Comforting and Surprising Look at Death and Dying, which has been revised and updated to examine the current events, trending issues, and the rising acceptance of assisted suicide in this country. I can't say enough about this book.