Randy Alcorn's Blog: words

Watching Our Words on Social Media

God holds us accountable for every word we say, including the careless ones we share over the internet. Jesus said, “But I tell you that men will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every careless word they have spoken” (Matthew 12:36). This means we better think carefully before we hit post or reply.

The Power of Brief Words of Encouragement

Awhile back I ran across this blog post from one of our friends, Kristi Patty. I’m so proud of Kristy and Josh and their amazing family, who God has used in wonderful ways.

Shaping Our Words after His

If we want our words to have lasting value and impact, they need to be touched and shaped by God’s words. 

What Do You Think About "Christianese"?

We need to be careful about using unfamiliar words when we’re talking with unbelievers without explaining what those terms mean.

Fully Human from the Beginning

Darren Carlson tells a story that captures the game that is often played by the medical community— depersonalizing the unborn child by semantics, so that abortion becomes a viable option.

Tim Keller on Scoffers, Scorners, and Snark

I appreciate the thoughtful, biblical and Christ-centered insights of Pastor Tim Keller. I recommend his books, messages and online videos. Here’s something he wrote awhile back that deserves a wide audience.

The Blessing of Gratitude, the Curse of Complaining

The child in this picture is NOT one of my grandchildren. But he pretty much captures what a lot of us, older and younger, behave like when we don’t get our way. (And have you noticed, we often DON’T get our way…which is actually good.)