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Scripture vs. Self

When you find you disagree with the Bible, is your first inclination to correct your own thinking or to try to change the Bible’s meaning? Here are three suggestions to help you yield to what you find in Scripture.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2018

What Do We Do Now That Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal?

Australians (and Americans) faced with legalized SSM can take a cue from the pro-life movement and work to make a difference in three key ways.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2018

Upholding the Value of Disabled People

In a society that treats human beings as if they have only instrumental value, the strong prevail and the weak are discarded. There’s a better way.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2017

Navigating the Transgender Discussion

Here are five general guidelines that can help believers navigate their relationships with people who identify as transgender.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | September 1, 2017

An LGBT Defense Misses a Biblical Point

For Christ, the cross literally meant giving up everything, even His own life. He denied His own will to do the will of the Father. God expects no less from us when it comes to the matter of sex.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2017

Albania’s Hope Is the Gospel

Many young Albanians lack hope. Their country is reeling from the effects of communism, jobs are scarce, and their prospects for a prosperous future, even with a college education, are slim. But there is always hope in the Gospel.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2017

Can Churches Discipline for the Sin of Homosexuality?

Church discipline isn’t a remnant of the first-century church. It’s a New Covenant principle that can and should be applied today.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 8, 2017

How Pro-Gay Theology Is Undermined in One Step

The modern case for pro-gay theology fails. It’s an example of how people “turn away their ears from the truth” and reinterpret the Bible to fit their desires.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 5, 2016

The Pro-Life Mission

How do you create confidence in Christians who are able to share their pro-life convictions with anyone? Here’s a hint: It takes a lot more than a lecture, but it’s worth it. That’s what I did this summer with 45 high school students on the pro-life mission.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2016

How to Understand the Distinction Between Islam and Muslims - Mentoring Letter August 2016

After the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, many clues pointed to a familiar explanation: Islamic terrorism. The killer was a Muslim, born in a Muslim family, and pledged his allegiance to Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.  Almost reflexively, though, analysts gave the usual talking points about how Islam is a religion of peace and its practitioners are peaceful people. What the Orlando killer did, many Muslims and pundits said, had nothing to do with Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. 

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2016