Randy Alcorn's Blog: Money and Giving

What About Student Debt?

I encourage you to seek the Lord’s will through the reading and study of His Word, prayer, and the wise counsel of others before you make the decision to take out a loan.

What About Life Insurance?

Having enough insurance to be responsible is one thing. But playing God by factoring in every conceivable future scenario, and thereby overinsuring, is another.

The Full Implications of God’s Ownership

When I’ve taught from 1 Corinthians 6 in a college class, I have asked someone in the front row to lend me his pencil for a moment. 

Depositing This Life in Eternity’s Account

At the moment we meet Christ—at our death or his return—all accounts will be frozen, all assets and expenditures opened for the Final Audit. 

Eleven Giving Guidelines to Fight the Pull of Materialism

Jesus says, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). As long as I still have something, I believe I own it. But when I give it away, I relinquish the control, power, and prestige that come with wealth. At the moment of release, the light turns on. The magic spell is broken. My mind clears, and I recognize God as owner, myself as servant, and other people as intended beneficiaries of what God has entrusted to me.

Surviving the Dangers of Prosperity

Dwight L. Moody once said, “We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity. For in prosperity, we forget God.” 

Chasing the Wind

The book of Ecclesiastes is the most powerful exposé of materialism ever written.