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Challenge Response: Proof That Christianity Is Wrong

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Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 15, 2015

Should We Ban Conversion Therapy?

When Joshua Alcorn turned 14, he told his Christian parents he was a girl named Leelah. Three years later, he stepped in front of oncoming freeway traffic and killed himself. Many people in the media blamed his parents. They said his family resisted Joshua’s new female gender, denied his request for a sex-change operation, and forced him into “conversion therapy.”

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2015

If God Is All-Loving, How Can He Say He, "Hated Esau" in Malachi 11?

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Video | Theology | Alan Shlemon | April 24, 2015

Challenge Response: Same-Sex Marriage Gives Stability to Children

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Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 17, 2015

How Do You Handle Name Calling in a Winsome Way?

Alan explains three different types of name calling and what you can do when one of them is directed at you.    COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | March 26, 2015

Challenge Response: God Changed When He Became Man

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Video | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | March 25, 2015

Challenge Response: Animals Also Feel Pain and Suffer

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Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 18, 2015

Why Is Suicide a Sin?

Alan explains why suicide is considered a sin in Christianity. COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 11, 2015

Truth and Compassion in Action

Alan's monthly letter for March 2015 Gay activists prepared to protest FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina. Their event leader posted their plan on Facebook: “We will have a silent protest as the service is going and let them have it as they leave for the day. Remember we will be peaceful and respectful, something they don’t understand. We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than their hate.”

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2015

Are the Chick-fil-A Cows on to Something?

Alan's monthly letter for February 2015 “EAT MOR CHIKIN,” urge the Chick-fil-A cows on highway billboards. After all, they don’t want to be eaten. Maybe it is wrong to eat animals. Granted, they still advocate eating other animals (chickens) so maybe they’re not entirely consistent. But consistency might be too much to expect from cows.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 8, 2015