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When Does Life Begin?

Scientists have discovered in a recent study that it isn’t the mother’s body directing embryonic activity; the embryo determines that itself.

Blog Post | Science | Melinda Penner | January 25, 2017

Ideas for Observing Advent

Observing Advent is a good way to keep the meaning of Christmas front and center in our attention during this busy time. Here are some ideas on how to do this.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Melinda Penner | November 25, 2016

Don't Stop Speaking the Truth in Love

There’s going to be more pressure on Christians as time goes on not to speak the truth that offends, but it’s our obligation to be faithful and to not be angry.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 27, 2016

Evidence That Demonstrates John Is a Reliable Historical Source

The discovery of the Pool of Bethesda in the late 19th century confirms the historical setting in John 5 and supports John’s claim that he was an eyewitness to what he reports.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | October 25, 2016

Talk to Alan This Tuesday

Alan Shlemon is hosting the podcast live this week, Tuesday 4-6 p.m. PT.   Ask your question. Share a piece of your mind. Call with your question or comment at (855) 243-9975, outside the U.S. (562) 424-8229. The broadcast is live Tuesday 4-6 p.m. P.T. – commentary and your calls. He'll also talk to Abdu Murray about witnessing to Muslims.   Listen live online. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | August 8, 2016

How to Persuade Your Pastor to Include Apologetics at Your Church

I recently heard Dr. Hugh Ross share some ideas he’s learned from long experience that I thought would be helpful because a lot of people ask about this.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Melinda Penner | July 15, 2016

Romans Prescribes the Gospel, Not Execution

The New York Times claims that Romans 1 calls for the execution of gays. A Republican congressman read the passage at a committee hearing. I don’t know the congressman’s purpose, but it couldn’t be to call for the execution of gays because the passage doesn’t say that. And 2,000 years of Christian teaching has never taught that it does.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 17, 2016

We Should Respond as Jesus Taught Us To

Pat Robertson made remarks that have people up in arms.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 15, 2016

Orlando Shooting

The shooting in Orlando yesterday was an atrocity. As Al Mohler tweeted, “The Bible honors weeping with those who weep. A lot of our LGBT neighbors and their families are weeping now. Christians must weep with them.”

Blog Post | Theology | Melinda Penner | June 13, 2016

First They Change the Definition, and Then They Claim the Right

The other day, I retweeted Brian Seagraves’ tweet: “The transgender community wants a right no one has had: the right to use a bathroom that doesn’t match your sex.” Someone replied that transgender people are just looking for the same right that everyone has already had – to use a bathroom that matches their gender identity.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | June 11, 2016