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Transgender: Truth and Compassion

Imagine a woman telling you, “I’m transgender. Please call me Michael.” What do you do? Here's how to answer with truth and compassion.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 24, 2016

A Reformation the Church Doesn't Need Part 2

Since the birth of the church, no Christian authority—no theologian, no church council, no denominational confession, no seminary—ever hinted that homosexual behavior was morally legitimate.  Now congregations across the country are becoming “gay friendly” at an alarming rate, convinced that for two millennia we’ve all simply misunderstood our Bibles.

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | August 31, 2015

Quick Thought - Don't Give Up Your Christian Convictions

There’s no need to change your religious convictions in order to treat people you disagree with like any other person that you respect. That’s why I’m mystified by the trend of some Christians to abandon their Christian theology and adopt pro-gay theology, then go back to the Bible to try and reinterpret the biblical passages to make them sound gay-affirming.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 7, 2015

A Reformation the Church Doesn't Need Part 1

A New Reformation is a reformation we do not need.  These people are organized, serious, and single-minded—and you need to be ready for them, because and they are coming to your church. 

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2015

Nature or Nurture?

  Lady Gaga’s mega-hit song, “Born this Way,” expressed what many believe: Homosexuality is hardwired in the genes. And if genetic, immutable. And if innate, nonvoluntary. And if not chosen, morally benign. There is therefore (to paraphrase Paul), now no condemnation for homosexuals. To many, that reasoning flows unhindered given Gaga’s starting point.  But was she right?   Birth of the Born-that-Way Theory

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2013