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What Muslims Say vs. What Islam Teaches

No matter who is making a claim about Islam, what they say must conform to these three authoritative sources in order for their claim to accurately represent Islam.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 16, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

When Baby Saybie was born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces, her birth and survival challenged abortion-choice advocacy in four ways that can be easily remembered by the acronym S.L.E.D.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

Alan explains how the birth and survival of the smallest baby challenges four tenets of abortion-choice advocacy.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2019

3 Questions You Need to Ask When Reading the Bible (Video)

Alan shares the right questions to ask when reading the Bible so that you can get the most out of the meaning of the text.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 24, 2019

Set a Modest Goal When Talking to Non-Christians (Video)

Alan encourages Christians not to stress about getting to the gospel in every conversation with non-believers. Instead, aim to put a stone in their shoe.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 3, 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

Speaking “Christianese” to the Unchurched

Here’s how Alan was once again reminded of the importance of using words non-Christians understand when he unintentionally spoke “Christianese” to a waitress in Norway.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 21, 2019

Are Portlanders Rethinking Aborting Children with Down Syndrome?

After more than a decade of training Oregon Right to Life students and taking them to the streets of Portland to talk to people about abortion, Alan noticed a possible new trend this year.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 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