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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

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

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

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

Prosperity or Persecution?

I love Jesus, but sometimes He said troubling things. For example, Matthew quotes Jesus as saying, “Everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in Heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in Heaven” (Matt. 10:32-33). Deny Christ and you can be denied entry into Heaven. That’s harsh.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | September 1, 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

Every Idea Has Consequences

Do you know someone who thinks legalizing same-sex marriage won’t change anything? Here’s how to help them understand: Buy them a flight to Canada. Why? Since same-sex marriage has been legal there for a decade, they’ll see, firsthand, how it’s changed the culture.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 13, 2015

Truth and Compassion in Action

Alan's monthly letter for March 2015 Gay activists prepared to protest FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina. Their event leader posted their plan on Facebook: “We will have a silent protest as the service is going and let them have it as they leave for the day. Remember we will be peaceful and respectful, something they don’t understand. We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than their hate.”

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2015