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Christians Can’t Play Mortal Kombat

Christians are often tempted to deliver a final, verbal blow when sharing their religious convictions and noting their “opponent’s” faltering view. But taking the “Finish him!” approach is unbecoming of an ambassador for Christ.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 1, 2020

Did God Ordain Abortion as Punishment for Infidelity?

Though abortion is inconsistent with the Christian worldview, some people point to a Bible passage they believe ordains abortion. Alan responds.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 24, 2020

Humans Are Still Evolving

With Darwin Day right around the corner, a popular-level article offers evidence that humans are “still evolving,” but what do they mean by “evolving”?

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | February 11, 2020

Diagnose before You Treat

Just as physical therapists can’t design a treatment plan for a patient unless they have a diagnosis, so we need to “diagnose” the reasons behind a person’s rejection of Christianity before we can respond.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2020

Having a Baby Didn’t Stop Her from Achieving Her Goals

Athlete Julia Webb is an example of someone who neither aborted her child to achieve her goals nor gave up what she loves because she had children.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 28, 2020

Is Abortion before Implantation Biblically Permissible?

While speaking on embryonic stem cell research at a church recently, Alan was challenged by an attendee.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 27, 2020

Golden Globe Awards Speech Defends Abortion

Abortion is often defended as necessary because of rape and the life of the mother, but it turns out these are two of the least common reasons why women have abortions in the United States.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 14, 2020

Is Abortion before Implantation Biblically Permissible?

If “the life of the creature is in the blood,” as it says in Leviticus 17:11, then does that mean killing the embryo before implantation should not be described as killing a human life?

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2020

Upgrade Your Tactics with Knowledge

The Columbo Tactic – asking question – is powerful. But what if you could amplify the impact you make with it? In this episode, Alan explains how to upgrade your approach to create even more powerful questions.

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 19, 2019

Why and How You Should Mark Up Your Books

Why and how should you mark up a book? Alan reflects on an article by Mortimer Adler, explaining three benefits you will receive when you interact with what you read.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | December 17, 2019