Randy Alcorn's Blog: creation

Ray Ortlund on Why God Made Toads

As a grandfather of five boys, mothered by my wonderful daughters, I very much enjoyed this short meditation on little boys and toads.

God of the Beautiful

For the present, by God’s grace and kindness, people can reject God but still receive the benefits of His common grace, including the enjoyment of loving relationships, natural and artistic beauty, and pleasure. However, we live on borrowed time. We need to see creation as a revelation of God’s greatness and beauty, and turn to the great God and Savior, our Creator and Redeemer, before our lives here end.

Managers of Creation

God’s intention for humans was that we would occupy the whole Earth and reign over it, to God’s glory. This reigning, expanding, culture-enriching purpose of God for mankind on Earth was never revoked or abandoned. 

What Does God Think about Animals and Taking Care of Them?

Perhaps because many environmental and animal-rights activists scorn the Bible and Christian beliefs, I believe Christians have often overreacted and ignored our stewardship job description when it comes to animals.

God as Master Artist

In a sermon titled “God Rejoicing in the New Creation,” Charles Spurgeon said this: "If a man thinks that what God has made is not very good, he cannot be very good himself. In this he contradicts his God. It is a beautiful world we live in."

The Panda, One of God’s Creatures

God says He reveals His attributes in His creation. Check out and enjoy just one of thousands of His creatures—the Panda. 

A Sea Turtle Video

I love sea turtles. Some of my greatest memories are hanging out with turtles while snorkeling or diving. 

The Problem with Christoplatonism

Christoplatonism—there’s a word that you don’t hear every day. It’s actually a word that I made up (probably the only word I’ve ever made up!) and used in my comprehensive Heaven book to speak of the Christianized philosophy of Plato.