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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

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

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

How to Understand the Distinction Between Islam and Muslims - Mentoring Letter August 2016

After the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, many clues pointed to a familiar explanation: Islamic terrorism. The killer was a Muslim, born in a Muslim family, and pledged his allegiance to Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.  Almost reflexively, though, analysts gave the usual talking points about how Islam is a religion of peace and its practitioners are peaceful people. What the Orlando killer did, many Muslims and pundits said, had nothing to do with Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. 

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2016

God Is at Work in Middle Earth

I just returned from a two-week speaking tour of New Zealand. Thinking Matters, the largest national apologetics organization in that country, invited me to partner with them to equip the local body of Christ.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Over the last decade as a Stand to Reason speaker, I’ve been yelled at, cursed at, and even threatened. Somehow, though, I haven’t yelled back, cursed back, or threatened anyone. In fact, I respond to such attacks in a rather calm way. How do I keep my cool? Here’s my secret: I let God take the heat.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2016

Still Following Jesus

John begins his Gospel with the miraculous event that justifies our Christmas celebration: “In the beginning was the Word…. The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:1,14). That is worth celebrating.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | December 8, 2015

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

A New Challenge

Alan's monthly letter for June 2014 “The days of comfortable and acceptable Christianity are now over,” said Robert George. “America no longer favors faithful Christians...who are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. Because of that, Christians must be willing to bear the consequences of standing up for the teachings of Jesus and His bride, the Church.” George is Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and a leading Christian voice. He spoke these sobering words last month at a prayer breakfast in Washington D.C.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 9, 2014

What Does It Mean to Have Conversational Character? (Video)

Alan explains what it means to have good character when engaging in conversations regarding ethics, faith, and values.   

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 2, 2014