Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Mar 13, 2014
Randy Alcorn discusses going deep with God during seasons of depression.
Let Go of Lies About Heaven
Eight Myths Many Believe
Jun 5, 2020
The true biblical doctrine of heaven is far more glorious, attractive, and God-glorifying than the myths we often believe about it.
Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven
Mar 8, 2021
Many assume heaven will be life without earth. The true heaven, the forever heaven, will be earth with our God.
Trusting God When the Pain Seems Pointless
Sep 9, 2017
When you feel the sting of seemingly pointless pain, keep trusting God. Just because it feels pointless doesn’t mean that it is pointless.
Does Grace Still Amaze You?
Apr 13, 2019
When sin seems small to us, grace is taken for granted. When sin seems scandalous to us, grace becomes amazing.
The Good We Never Ask For
What God Does for Us in Suffering
Oct 9, 2018
Someday, we will appreciate all that God was doing in our trials, but we don’t have to wait until then to receive the good he gives in the midst of them.
Waiting When God Seems Silent
Feb 10, 2019
When we are waiting for God, it can seem like he has gone silent. But God is never silent, and he is always working for the good of those who love him.
Finding God at the End of Ourselves
Jun 10, 2018
God considers our faith of such importance that he is willing to allow us pain to strengthen it.
No One Was Happier Than Jesus
Dec 17, 2019
Jesus does not just offer happiness for his people during one season of the year. He offers his own joy for this life which will spill into the next.
Common Christian Myths About Happiness
Aug 15, 2019
If others say to you, “God calls us to holiness, not happiness,” they have not yet understood what God says about holiness.
Christian Joy and Feasting
Nov 26, 2015
Throughout the Scriptures, God’s people feast as an expression of their joy in the Lord. What would it look like for the church to be known for celebration and joy?
Is Happiness Different from Joy?
Nov 23, 2015
We often hear that joy and happiness are fundamentally different. But does this idea actually hold up to the way the Bible presents the concepts of happiness and joy to us?
Why Do You Want to Be Happy?
Aug 18, 2016
If we separate the gospel from our happiness, we communicate Christianity is dull and miserable. We need to celebrate our joy in Jesus, and expose all the counterfeits.
Banished from Humanity
C.S. Lewis and the Doctrine of Hell
Mar 18, 2015
In this article, Randy Alcorn shares C.S. Lewis’ thoughts on the fate of the ungodly.
Heaven Would Be Hell Without God
Apr 24, 2018
Heaven is not about going to see all your loved ones again. Heaven is about going and seeing your God.
Breathe in the Happiness of Heaven
Jun 4, 2016
Until Christ cures this world, our happiness will be punctuated by sorrow. But that doesn’t mean our happiness is not real today.
A Pandemic of Disunity
How We Drive the World Away
Oct 20, 2021
The church has an excellent opportunity to show forth Jesus Christ by how it unites in this time of increasing disunity.
The Romantic Rationalist
God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C. S. Lewis
Sep 30, 2014
Lewis saw beauty and wonder everywhere. And his writing sings with these realities, resounding with passion that always points to God.
What Will My Happiness Look Like in Heaven?
Nov 27, 2015
God offers all of his children joy in Christ now. But compared to heaven, those are just mere glimpses of what is to come.
If God Is Happy, Why Does He Seem Bad-Tempered?
Nov 24, 2015
As we read the Bible, we see a God who is righteously angry at sin. But we can’t let that overshadow the reality that God is a fundamentally happy being.
C.S. Lewis on Heaven and the New Earth: God’s Eternal Remedy to the Problem of Evil and Suffering
Plenary 5 — 2013 National Conference
Sep 28, 2013
In this message Randy Alcorn consults Lewis on God's eternal solution to the problem of evil and suffering: heaven and the new earth.
What Age Will I Appear in Heaven?
Jun 13, 2014
Questions abound when it comes to our eternal home. What about our bodies? What age will we appear in heaven?
The Two Sworn Enemies of Our Joy
Nov 25, 2015
Sin and anxiety threaten to still our happiness every day. Thankfully, Jesus offers us greater pleasure than sin and an antidote to all our worry.
Sex in Heaven?
Jun 12, 2014
Does a sexless heaven sound boring to you? Randy Alcorn explains how our marriage to Jesus will enhance our earthly relationships, not diminish them.
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