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The Bulverism Blunder

Sometimes people claim that the only reason someone is a Christian is because they were born in the United States. In this episode, Alan gives three reasons why such a claim is wrong headed.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 13, 2019

Are Portlanders Rethinking Aborting Children with Down Syndrome?

After more than a decade of training Oregon Right to Life students and taking them to the streets of Portland to talk to people about abortion, Alan noticed a possible new trend this year.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 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

Reaching Your LGBT Friends with Truth and Compassion (Video)

Alan helps Christians know which common phrases to avoid when talking to a friend or family member who identifies as gay. 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 29, 2019

Reaching Your LGBT Friends with Truth and Compassion

Alan helps Christians know which common phrases to avoid when talking to a friend or family member who identifies as gay. 

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 29, 2019

Palestinian Culture Creates Unique Challenges

Alan recently taught Palestinian Christians in the West Bank of Israel about the subject of homosexuality. In this podcast, he shares three principles he told them that help them navigate their relationships with Christians who struggle with same-sex attraction.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 28, 2019

Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a mistake.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Respond (Video)

Alan shares a helpful tip on what to do when you’re stuck in a conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

What to Say When You Don’t Know How to Respond

Alan shares a helpful tip on what to do when you’re stuck in a conversation with someone who has an opposing viewpoint.

Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

How the Deity of Christ Reminded Me of a Pro-Life Argument

Alan came across an unexpected similarity between C.S. Lewis’s case for Christ’s divinity and an argument for the humanity of the unborn.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 9, 2019