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#STRask - November 14, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about the image of God in the mentally disabled, the drawbacks of a homosexual lifestyle, and how to pray for a family member who says she’s bisexual.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 14, 2019

Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

Alan talks about Ellen DeGeneres’s statement about being friends with people she disagrees with, answers questions about evidence vs. Holy Spirit and submitting to authority, then talks to Scott Symington about science and faith.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | October 23, 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

Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 11, 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

More Thoughts on Holy Sexuality

Alan continues from the last podcast to reflect on the ideas in Christopher Yuan’s book Holy Sexuality, then he answers a question about the suppression of truth and talks about principles for churches navigating issues of homosexuality.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 31, 2019

Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 29, 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

Alan recently taught Palestinian Christians in the West Bank of Israel about the subject of homosexuality. In this podcast, he shares three principles he told them that help them navigate their relationships with Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 28, 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