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Should We Downplay the “Clobber Passages” on Homosexuality?

According to advocates of pro-gay theology, focusing on the six Bible passages that directly discuss homosexuality limits one’s understanding of Scripture’s view on that topic. Should we downplay these passages?

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2019

Do Christians Hate People Who Identify as Gay or Lesbian?

Many people who identify as gay or lesbian think that Christians hate them and so does God, but this isn’t the case. Alan explains why.

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

The Most Politically Incorrect Bible Passage

Paul’s first epistle to the church in Corinth has many challenging admonitions. First Corinthians 6:9–11, however, seems to top them all, especially in light of our country’s ethos.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 2, 2019

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

Happy New Year...You’re at War

We’re at war, but it’s a spiritual war, not a physical one. We’re eager to help you this year to destroy “speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God.”

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2019

The Christian Story Is No Pagan Story

Critics of Christianity sometimes allege that our faith is similar to a pagan system since both require a sacrifice, but there are at least three significant differences.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | December 4, 2018

Does Gender Identity Matter?

What is gender? Is it malleable? Does it matter which gender we identify with? How should Christians think about this subject? Here are two key points Scripture makes on this subject.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2018

The Imago Dei in Man

A rejection of the Judeo-Christian worldview and its idea that human beings are made in the image of God will destroy the foundation our culture has for believing in equal value and rights.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 5, 2018

Does God Endorse Polygamy? (Video)

If God is opposed to polygamy, why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2018

reTHINK Apologetics Conference Post-Event Homework

There’s no point in reading God’s word if you misunderstand what it says. That’s where hermeneutics can help, and every believer should study it at some level. It’s that important.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | September 27, 2018