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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

What’s the Best Explanation?

Alan explains how to use a common yet powerful question to help point people to God.

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 7, 2019

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

#STRask - November 14, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about the image of God in the mentally disabled, the drawbacks of a homosexual lifestyle, and how to pray for a family member who says she’s bisexual.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 14, 2019

#STRask - November 11, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about ethical objections to a woman giving birth to her sister’s embryo and whether women should be required to see an ultrasound before an abortion.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 11, 2019

Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

Alan talks about Ellen DeGeneres’s statement about being friends with people she disagrees with, answers questions about evidence vs. Holy Spirit and submitting to authority, then talks to Scott Symington about science and faith.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | October 23, 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

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

When Baby Saybie was born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces, her birth and survival challenged abortion-choice advocacy in four ways that can be easily remembered by the acronym S.L.E.D.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2019

How the Smallest Born Baby Proves Abortion Is Wrong

Alan explains how the birth and survival of the smallest baby challenges four tenets of abortion-choice advocacy.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2019