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Upgrade Your Tactics with Knowledge

The more you can learn about a person’s religion, the more likely you’ll be able to leverage that knowledge to ask informed and powerful questions. Here’s how Alan applies that principle to conversations with Muslims.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 1, 2019

Should We Downplay the “Clobber Passages” on Homosexuality?

According to advocates of pro-gay theology, focusing on the six Bible passages that directly discuss homosexuality limits one’s understanding of Scripture’s view on that topic. Should we downplay these passages?

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2019

Why Study False Ideas?

While it’s true that Christians should prioritize their understanding of Scripture and Christian theology, that doesn’t diminish the importance of also studying false ideas, as well. Here’s why we can and should do both.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2019

Answer Like Jesus

For someone with all the answers, Jesus didn’t always respond directly to challenging questions. Sometimes He answered a question with another question. Sometimes He answered a different question.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 1, 2019

The Bulverism Blunder

Some people will argue you’re only a Christian because of some psychological or sociological reason. Here’s why that argument doesn’t prove anything about Christianity.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2019

Palestinian Culture Creates Unique Challenges

Different cultures create different challenges, and that makes speaking internationally both challenging and interesting. Here’s one way this played out in Alan’s recent trip to the West Bank.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 1, 2019

Engaging Australia’s Muslims

When Muslims claim the Bible has been corrupted, here’s how you can show them that the Quran, Mohammed, and Muslim scholars all support the idea that our Christian texts are trustworthy.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2019

Does Gender Identity Matter?

What is gender? Is it malleable? Does it matter which gender we identify with? How should Christians think about this subject? Here are two key points Scripture makes on this subject.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2018

The Imago Dei in Man

A rejection of the Judeo-Christian worldview and its idea that human beings are made in the image of God will destroy the foundation our culture has for believing in equal value and rights.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 5, 2018

Is God a Sex Killjoy?

Why did God give us so many rules about sex?

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | September 1, 2018