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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

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

Challenge Response: Euthanasia Is a Fundamental Human Right

Here's my response to this week's challenge. Transcript: 0:06 Is euthanasia a fundamental human right? 0:10 Well this week's challenge says that it

Video | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 10, 2016

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

Are Christians to Blame for the Orlando Shooting?

Like you, I was horrified to hear of the tragic mass killing in Orlando last month. A man opened fire in an Orlando nightclub, killed 49 innocent human beings, and injured another 53. It was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and the worst terrorist attack in the United States since September 11.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2016

Is It Possible That God Permits Homosexuality Today Even If It Wasn't Permitted in the Past?

Alan responds to the claim that the Bible takes a progressive stance on past prohibitions, so therefore homosexuality is permissible today.  COMMENTS Read more posts 

Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 29, 2016

Alan Responds to Pat Robertson's Comments about the Orlando Shooting

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 15, 2016

Challenge Response: Is Pig’s Meat Allowed Today or Not?

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 28, 2016