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God Is Good and Just When He Punishes People

A government that lets criminals off the hook would rightly be called corrupt and couldn’t be trusted, so why do people accuse God of not being good when He punishes?

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 18, 2019

Are Anti-Abortion Laws Analogous to Sharia Law?

Are anti-abortion laws merely the Christian version of Sharia law, religious beliefs imposed on the rest of society?

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 5, 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

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

Reaching Your LGBT Friends with Truth and Compassion (Video)

Alan helps Christians know which common phrases to avoid when talking to a friend or family member who identifies as gay. 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 29, 2019

Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a mistake.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Respond (Video)

Alan shares a helpful tip on what to do when you’re stuck in a conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

How the Deity of Christ Reminded Me of a Pro-Life Argument

Alan came across an unexpected similarity between C.S. Lewis’s case for Christ’s divinity and an argument for the humanity of the unborn.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 9, 2019

Jesus’ View on Sex and Marriage (Video)

Alan shows us where we can find Jesus’ clearly-stated views on sex and marriage.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 1, 2019