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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

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

Planned Parenthood Isn’t the Only Abortion Problem

By now you’ve either seen or heard about the Planned Parenthood videos. The Center for Medical Progress has been releasing undercover video footage exposing Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of killing unborn children and selling their body parts. These videos, though, didn’t make Planned Parenthood evil.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2015