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How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

When Baby Saybie was born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces, her birth and survival challenged abortion-choice advocacy in four ways that can be easily remembered by the acronym S.L.E.D.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2019

A Clear and Present Danger to Human Life

With the advancement of science, we’ve entered a new era of biotechnology where we’re increasingly experimenting on humans, jeopardizing the most vulnerable lives in our society

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2019

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

Do Pro-Lifers Want the Government to Regulate a Woman’s Body?

Those who say pro-lifers want the government to "regulate a woman's body" are missing three important points.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2017

Pro-life Persuasion Always Succeeds

Even if you persuasively and graciously share the truth and the person rejects your point, I’d still say you succeeded 100%. This is why.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2017

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

God Is at Work in Middle Earth

I just returned from a two-week speaking tour of New Zealand. Thinking Matters, the largest national apologetics organization in that country, invited me to partner with them to equip the local body of Christ.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Over the last decade as a Stand to Reason speaker, I’ve been yelled at, cursed at, and even threatened. Somehow, though, I haven’t yelled back, cursed back, or threatened anyone. In fact, I respond to such attacks in a rather calm way. How do I keep my cool? Here’s my secret: I let God take the heat.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2016

Am I against Abortion Just Because I’m a Christian?

He thought he had me. I had presented a scientific case against abortion, but then he popped the question: “Wait a minute…are you a Christian?” “Yes,” I answered. “I get it,” he said, “It’s your religious beliefs that drive your thinking. The only reason you’re against abortion is because you’re a Christian.”

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 5, 2016