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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

A Reformation the Church Doesn't Need Part 2

Since the birth of the church, no Christian authority—no theologian, no church council, no denominational confession, no seminary—ever hinted that homosexual behavior was morally legitimate.  Now congregations across the country are becoming “gay friendly” at an alarming rate, convinced that for two millennia we’ve all simply misunderstood our Bibles.

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | August 31, 2015

Quick Thought - Don't Give Up Your Christian Convictions

There’s no need to change your religious convictions in order to treat people you disagree with like any other person that you respect. That’s why I’m mystified by the trend of some Christians to abandon their Christian theology and adopt pro-gay theology, then go back to the Bible to try and reinterpret the biblical passages to make them sound gay-affirming.

Quick Thought | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 7, 2015

A Reformation the Church Doesn't Need Part 1

A New Reformation is a reformation we do not need.  These people are organized, serious, and single-minded—and you need to be ready for them, because and they are coming to your church. 

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2015

Quick Thought - My Body, My Choice?

The unborn is not part of the mother's body, but rather a separate body that lies within her. Scientifically, there are a number of qualities and characteristics that are different about the unborn and the mother. 

Quick Thought | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 11, 2015

Quick Thought - The Power of Context

Several years ago I went to a state prison because the chaplain wanted me to equip the Christians prisoners to witness to the Muslim prisoners.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 4, 2015

Quick Thought - Avoid Sheltering Kids Too Much

There are legitimate things to want to shelter your kids from. However, there are some things that are appropriate to expose our kids to.

Quick Thought | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | May 20, 2015

Nature or Nurture?

  Lady Gaga’s mega-hit song, “Born this Way,” expressed what many believe: Homosexuality is hardwired in the genes. And if genetic, immutable. And if innate, nonvoluntary. And if not chosen, morally benign. There is therefore (to paraphrase Paul), now no condemnation for homosexuals. To many, that reasoning flows unhindered given Gaga’s starting point.  But was she right?   Birth of the Born-that-Way Theory

Solid Ground | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2013

Darwinism Is Anti-Science

Alan explains how Darwinism is controlled by a presupposition that makes it closed-minded and anti-science. Darwinists around the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth on February 12, 2010. Darwin parties will continue all year since November 22nd will also mark the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s landmark book, On the Origin of Species. It’s a momentous year for all things Darwin.

Quick Thought | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 6, 2013

The "Insider" Movement

Muslim Followers of Christ?— A Look Inside the “Insider Movement” By Gregory Koukl and Alan Shlemon   It was like being in the middle of a “Twilight Zone” episode where you enter a room thinking it’s one place only to discover you’ve been transported to a different world. 

Solid Ground | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2012