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Are Early Human Embryos Individuals?

Alan Shlemon responds to the challenge that since human embryos can twin and then even recombine to form one, individual human life can't be determined until after this period.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 22, 2013

Challenge Response: The Blind Men and the Elephant

Alan responds to the challenge of using the parable of the blind men and the elephant as an argument against Christian belief.

Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | February 20, 2013

Challenge: Abortion Is Permissible - Nobody Has the Right to Use My Body

Does a woman's right to her own body trump the right to life of the unborn? This argument often expresses itself as the "violinist" argument. Alan responds to this week's challenge by explaining the problem with the "violinist" argument and its defense for abortion.

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 20, 2013

What Are the Core Beliefs in Islam? (Video)

Different Muslims tell me different things about Islamic beliefs. How do I know which one of them is right?

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | November 19, 2012

Truth and Compassion on Homosexuality?

A lot of people are skeptical about my talk titled, “Homosexuality: Truth and Compassion.” Many homosexuals scoff at the title. Many Christians are suspicious that compassion means compromise. But truth and compassion is about Christians balancing their convictions with a love towards homosexual men and women. It doesn’t mean compromise, although it might not be easy to practice either.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | November 13, 2012

Serving Arab Christians in Egypt

I spent half of this past July working in and around Cairo, Egypt. With the exception of a few days of rest and sightseeing (The Great Pyramid is truly “great”), my task was to equip Egyptian Christians in theology and apologetics. While in Cairo, I was able to rekindle friendships with many Egyptians I met last year while working in Beirut, Lebanon. I also gained insight into the unique challenges our brothers and sisters face in the Middle East.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | October 31, 2012

The Illogic of Religious Pluralism (Video)

How do you explain the illogic of religious pluralism?

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2012

Motivating Pro-lifers (Video)

"I'm a pro-life advocate on a Christian university. What is your advice to motivate those who claim to be pro-life but never do anything about their beliefs?"

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2012

Alan on the RJ Moeller Show

While at Acton University last month, I met up with RJ Moeller, an advocate of "Mere Conservatism" and an

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | July 6, 2011

Report from the Field

If you live in Southern California, I'd like to invite you to join Greg Koukl and me for dinner on Friday, June 3. I'll share several stories about how God is using my work at Stand to Reason to make inroads among Muslims, abortion-choice advocates, and non-believers. Then, Greg will explain the importance of partnering with me to train Christians to defend their convictions.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | May 25, 2011