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The Myth That Same-Sex Parenting Makes No Difference

A recent study shows that children raised by lesbian couples are “significantly more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity, and same-sex sexual experiences.”

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 14, 2019

Listen Carefully to the Cost of Conversion

If you ask your Muslim friend what would happen if he became a Christian, you’ll discover what’s holding him back from Jesus, and then you can help him overcome his obstacles.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 30, 2019

The Importance of Being Precise (Video)

Alan explains the importance of using exact numbers when sharing statistics to get your point across.

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

What Muslims Say vs. What Islam Teaches

No matter who is making a claim about Islam, what they say must conform to these three authoritative sources in order for their claim to accurately represent Islam.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 16, 2019

3 Questions You Need to Ask When Reading the Bible (Video)

Alan shares the right questions to ask when reading the Bible so that you can get the most out of the meaning of the text.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 24, 2019

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

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

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

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