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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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