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Answer Like Jesus

Alan points out that Jesus didn’t always answer questions directly. Sometimes He took a different approach. Perhaps we can take a cue from Jesus since He’s the smartest person in history. Alan explains three ways we can answer tough questions in the way Jesus answered tough questions in His day.

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 15, 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

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

Naturalism’s Only Option

Since February 12 was Darwin Day, Alan discusses Darwin’s contribution to the worldview of naturalism and explains why atheists had no choice but to accept evolution.

Podcast Episode | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | March 9, 2019

Is What Muslims Say Really What Islam Teaches? (Video)

Alan emphasizes the importance of looking to Islam’s authoritative sources in order to know what Islam really teaches then explains a key teaching about the Quran. 

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | March 4, 2019

The False Dilemma Propagated by Pro-Gay Advocates

We’re told that if your friend identifies as gay or lesbian, then you face a choice: fidelity to your faith or fidelity to your friend. But this is a false dilemma. Those aren't the only options.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2019

Naturalism’s Only Option

What happens when scientists discover evidence that undermines evolutionary theory? It’s disqualified by definition. It’s ruled inadmissible. Atheists have no choice but to accept Darwin’s account. It’s the only option they have.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2019

An Apologetic against Dating in High School

High school students love to say they’re dating “to get to know each other better” and “to see if we’re compatible.” Here’s how parents can respond.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | January 29, 2019

A Clear and Present Danger to Human Life

Besides abortion, there are several new biotechnologies that threaten innocent human life. Alan describes four of them.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 8, 2019