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Set a Modest Goal When Talking to Non-Christians (Video)

Alan encourages Christians not to stress about getting to the gospel in every conversation with non-believers. Instead, aim to put a stone in their shoe.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 3, 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

More Thoughts on Holy Sexuality

Alan continues from the last podcast to reflect on the ideas in Christopher Yuan’s book Holy Sexuality, then he answers a question about the suppression of truth and talks about principles for churches navigating issues of homosexuality.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 31, 2019

Speaking “Christianese” to the Unchurched

Here’s how Alan was once again reminded of the importance of using words non-Christians understand when he unintentionally spoke “Christianese” to a waitress in Norway.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 21, 2019

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

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

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