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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

WWJD? Ask a Question

Jesus asked 284 questions during evangelistic conversations in the Gospels, and we should take a cue from our Master. Here are four reasons why questions are so powerful.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 1, 2018

Proclaiming the Gospel to Palestinians

What would you say to a group of Palestinian Christians and Muslims if you had the chance to teach them theology and apologetics? Here’s what Alan did.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 1, 2018

It All Comes Back to God

Recognizing that our beliefs and values all come back to God reminds us that He is our foundation. It all starts with the first verse, “In the beginning, God…” and all things follow from there.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2018

Apologetics Is Secondary to the Gospel

The first thing we should focus on is the Gospel, but many times, people express doubts, objections, or concerns with Christianity. That’s when apologetics comes in.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2018

All Truth Is God’s Truth

A true scientific discovery made by an atheist scientist is just as true as the biblical teaching that God is love or that Christ died for our sins. All truth is God’s truth.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2017