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DNA’s Intelligent Design

Harvard researchers were able to cram 700 terabytes of data onto one gram of DNA. Here are two truths we can conclude from this—truths that point to a designer.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2018

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

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

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

Transgender: Truth and Compassion

Imagine a woman telling you, “I’m transgender. Please call me Michael.” What do you do? Here's how to answer with truth and compassion.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 24, 2016

The Pro-Life Mission

How do you create confidence in Christians who are able to share their pro-life convictions with anyone? Here’s a hint: It takes a lot more than a lecture, but it’s worth it. That’s what I did this summer with 45 high school students on the pro-life mission.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 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

Inoculate, Don’t Isolate

Abortion-choice advocates. Angry college students. Graphic pictures of abortion. Not really what you want to expose your ten-year-old son to. That’s what I did, though. I took my son to the center of UCLA’s campus during an abortion protest and had him engage abortion-choice advocates that were twice his age.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2015