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Outmanned, but Not Outgunned

Alan's monthly letter for August 2011 Dear Friend,

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Why Evolution Is Dogma

Alan's monthly letter for June 2011 Dear Friend, Atheists like to fancy themselves as rational people. They claim they aren’t encumbered by holy books or divine doctrine. They’re free from the shackles of religious belief so they can follow the evidence where it leads. When a new scientific discovery is made, atheists claim they can welcome it without passion or prejudice. The only problem with this self-assessment is that it’s not entirely true.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Smart People Can Make Dumb Mistakes

“It is not necessary to invoke God to…set the Universe going,” concludes Stephen Hawking in his latest book, The Grand Design. Denying God is old hat, but this comes from a world-class theoretical physicist. That’s why Christians are unnerved by his bold claim. A statement from a scientist of his caliber commands attention. But it turns out there is no reason for concern. Everything Hawking has written in his book can be dismissed as irrational. Everything. Let me tell you why.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Bigots Among Us?

Bigot. It’s a nasty term. Usually, it’s reserved for the most intolerant individual. Usually, it refers to closed-minded and angry people. And usually, it’s applied to Christians who oppose same-sex marriage (SSM).

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Who, Really, Is Closed-Minded?

Alan's monthly letter for August 2010 Dear Friend,

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

The Purpose of Abortion Debate

Alan's monthly letter for May 2010 Dear Friend, Last month, I debated a feminist and women’s studies professor over the legality of abortion. The 150-seat auditorium was packed, with people sitting on the floors, the stairs, and standing in the back. I unleashed a scientifically and philosophically rigorous pro-life argument. Many people presumed my goal was to change my opponent’s mind. But it wasn’t.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

Human Value Isn't What It Used to Be

Alan's monthly letter for March 2010 Dear Friend, Why would an alcoholic father, strapped for cash, sell his son and daughter for $30? Why would pediatricians at the University Medical Center of Gronigen kill 20 disabled newborn children each year? Why is it legal in Oregon and Washington for your doctor to help you commit suicide? These acts of injustice are possible because of a subtle, yet profound shift in how we value human beings. Our culture is abandoning intrinsic value for instrumental value.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

The Pro-Life Two-Step at Central Michigan University

Alan's monthly letter for January 2010 Dear Friend, Some say what I did was crazy. I was standing alone on a stage at Central Michigan University. My job was simple: Present the pro-life view and then debate any challengers from the audience. Simple? Yes. Easy? Not entirely, but I’ll tell you how I made the engagement more manageable in a moment.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2013

If It's Not Natural, It's Probably Not Healthy

It’s cool to be gay. That’s what the younger generation thinks. Our culture not only tolerates homosexuality, it’s often celebrated and considered trendy. Being gay is as normal and healthy as being straight. To think otherwise is homophobic. But we are deceiving ourselves if we think that homosexuals have the same health risks as heterosexuals.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Pro-Life Is an Action, Not Just an Attitude

Alan's monthly letter for May 2009 Dear Friend, Every day, Americans are killing their children and we’re not doing enough to stop it. Although approximately 200 million Americans are Christian and most of those Christians are pro-life, we’re not having an impact that’s proportionate to our numbers. The problem is many Christians are pro-life in attitude, but not in action. They oppose women aborting their unborn children, but they do nothing to stop the killing.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013