Randy Newman

  • Talking to Yourself

    Becoming fluent in positive, healthy, truthful, Scripture-saturated internal dialogue should be a high priority for all of us. Talking to yourself is an important life-skill that requires practice, careful consideration, and perseverance.
    Randy Newman
    October 22,2012
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  • The Unified Book of Acts

    During a recent study of the book of Acts, I was struck with the recurring emphasis on the irrepressibility of the gospel.
    Randy Newman
    July 1,2014
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  • Schaeffer – Just as Timely as Ever

    I remember the many places where Francis Schaeffer wrote that we must proclaim what we believe “with tears” as we interact with non-believers around us.
    Randy Newman
    June 17,2014
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  • Controlling the Weather

    I doubt I’m alone in my frustration at our inability to control the weather. But I do think such frustration has probably grown as we’ve progressed from an agricultural society to a technological one.
    Randy Newman
    June 3,2014
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  • Cut Out the Lobotomy Choruses

    As a lover of music and a worshiper in song, I see two trends in the world of praise music – one delightful, the other distressing.
    Randy Newman
    May 20,2014
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  • The Paradox of Evangelism

    There is a paradox about evangelism. Actually there are several but I’ll only mention one here. It starts with the realization that evangelism is impossible.
    Randy Newman
    August 27,2013
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  • Many Motivations: One Ultimate Goal

    A common theme in my blogs is “thoughtful faith.” We need this kind of rich reflection when it comes to considering motivations for holiness.
    Randy Newman
    April 22,2014
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  • Music Is a Great Gift... But a Lousy "God"

    People are incurably religious. If they do not worship God, they will find something to worship.
    Randy Newman
    August 6,2013
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  • Deeper Answers for Deeper Questions

    Are there unanswerable questions? Should we opt to not answer some questions and choose instead to just “accept some things by faith?”
    Randy Newman
    February 25,2014
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  • The Question Behind the Question

    I’ve been interviewing a lot of new Christians to hear how God has worked to bring them to the Savior. One pattern intrigues me. I often hear of people asking one question but really seeking an answer to something else.
    Randy Newman
    June 11,2013
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  • Three Ways to Weave Evangelism into Daily Life

    We should “wire” our Christian experience so that evangelism is woven into daily life. Here are three ways to do that.
    Randy Newman
    November 13,2012
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  • Evangelism through Research

    Who would have ever imagined that research could be a vehicle for evangelism? But if God could proclaim his prophecy through a donkey (see Numbers 22), he can proclaim his gospel through a doctoral researcher.
    Randy Newman
    February 4,2014
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  • Students Witnessing to Professors

    what’s an 18-22 year old undergraduate to do when intimidated by someone older, seemingly wiser, and more educated? Here are three suggestions about how to witness to a professor.
    Randy Newman
    January 28,2014
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  • Applying the Gospel to Parenting

    I did not do the best job I could as a parent. By God’s grace, I did a lot of good things. But I did quite a few bad things as well.
    Randy Newman
    January 21,2014
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  • A Theme Verse for Thoughtful Faith

    There are some things only God knows or can know. People are not omniscient. But there are some things that people can know, should know, and would find great “glory” in seeking out.
    Randy Newman
    January 14,2014
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  • The Power of Anonymity

    I continue to learn valuable lessons about evangelism by interviewing recent converts. Hearing what they report as significant in their journey from darkness to light encourages and instructs for further outreach.
    Randy Newman
    January 7,2014
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  • New Year = New Trend? Let’s Hope So

    At the beginning of a new year, it may be worth praying that a new cultural trend will accompany the new calendar.
    Randy Newman
    December 31,2013
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  • Reading C.S. Lewis (Carefully)

    In some recent blog debates, some people have defended unorthodox theology, seeking support from C.S. Lewis. “Lewis believed some questionable things and people don’t reject him,” they reason. It has caused me to reflect on why I like Lewis so much, even when I think he occasionally misses the mark.
    Randy Newman
    December 17,2013
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  • Evangelism and Social Justice

    I have wrestled with the balance between evangelism and social justice for a while, and I’d like to offer a way to think about the relationship because this is becoming a frequent topic of discussion.
    Randy Newman
    December 10,2013
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  • The Problems (Plural) of Pain

    I find that the experience of suffering or, more specifically, the handling of physical pain, entails a combination of many different problems, not just a singular difficulty.
    Randy Newman
    December 3,2013
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