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#STRask - November 11, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about ethical objections to a woman giving birth to her sister’s embryo and whether women should be required to see an ultrasound before an abortion.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 11, 2019

Does Your Belief in Demons Affect How You Live?

What could demons do to thwart apologetic encounters? What should apologists be mindful of when sharing our convictions with others? Alan reflects on his interview with Tim Muehlhoff.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | November 5, 2019

Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

Alan talks about Ellen DeGeneres’s statement about being friends with people she disagrees with, answers questions about evidence vs. Holy Spirit and submitting to authority, then talks to Scott Symington about science and faith.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | October 23, 2019

Can We Be Friends with People Who Are Different from Us?

Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John had some good words to say to people who don’t believe friendship and love are possible with those who differ on significant issues.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 22, 2019

Why Study Latin?

Learning Latin requires the skills of patience, precision, accuracy, and attention to detail, and it’s worth it! Here are five reasons why you would benefit from studying Latin.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | September 10, 2019

The Myth That Same-Sex Parenting Makes No Difference

A recent study shows that children raised by lesbian couples are “significantly more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity, and same-sex sexual experiences.”

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 14, 2019

Answer Like Jesus

Alan points out that Jesus didn’t always answer questions directly. Sometimes He took a different approach. Perhaps we can take a cue from Jesus since He’s the smartest person in history. Alan explains three ways we can answer tough questions in the way Jesus answered tough questions in His day.

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 15, 2019

Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 11, 2019

Are Anti-Abortion Laws Analogous to Sharia Law?

Are anti-abortion laws merely the Christian version of Sharia law, religious beliefs imposed on the rest of society?

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 5, 2019

More Thoughts on Holy Sexuality

Alan continues from the last podcast to reflect on the ideas in Christopher Yuan’s book Holy Sexuality, then he answers a question about the suppression of truth and talks about principles for churches navigating issues of homosexuality.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 31, 2019