Theology Refresh: Podcast for Christian Leaders
Mar 13, 2014
Randy Alcorn discusses going deep with God during seasons of depression.
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
On Thanksgiving, guest Randy Alcorn helps us think about feasting and fellowship.
Is Happiness Different from Joy?
Nov 23, 2015
Guest Randy Alcorn advises us on how to think about happiness and joy.
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.
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
Guest Randy Alcorn discusses the similarities and differences of joy in eternity and joy on earth.
If God Is Happy, Why Does He Seem Bad-Tempered?
Nov 24, 2015
Guest Randy Alcorn explains why a fundamentally happy God sometimes seems unhappy.
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.
The Two Sworn Enemies of Our Joy
Nov 25, 2015
Guest Randy Alcorn discusses the enemies of our joy: sin and anxiety.
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?
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.
Sports in Heaven?
Jun 10, 2014
Sports bring out the best and the worst in people, so will there be sports in heaven? Randy Alcorn shares his thoughts.
Today's Decisions Determine Who You'll Be Tomorrow
Desiring God 2007 National Conference
Sep 29, 2007
In this message, Randy Alcorn stresses the importance of daily decisions in the cause of Christian endurance.
Difficult Truths & Deep Love: Pondering Sovereignty, Suffering, and the Promise of Heaven
Desiring God 2010 National Conference
Oct 1, 2010
The following are notes taken during the session. All Things Work Together for Good We will focus on one of the greatest verses in scripture, Romans 8:28. It's insensitive though to throw Romans 8:28 at a person in a way…