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Upgrade Your Tactics with Knowledge

The more you can learn about a person’s religion, the more likely you’ll be able to leverage that knowledge to ask informed and powerful questions. Here’s how Alan applies that principle to conversations with Muslims.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 1, 2019

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

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

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

Alan recently returned from Australia after spending some time training local believers on how to graciously engage Muslims. In this episode, Alan discusses one key tactic he taught Australian Christians before taking them to the mosque.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | March 19, 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

#STRask - August 20, 2018

Alan Shlemon answers questions about whether the disciples believed in the resurrection, how one can “put a stone in the shoe” of students in a public school, finding a new church, and more.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | August 20, 2018

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