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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

Should We Divide over Homosexuality?

Is the question of whether or not homosexuality is sinful something Christians should divide over, or can we agree to disagree?

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | March 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

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

What’s the Best Explanation?

We commonly use a powerful and rational process to draw conclusions from evidence, and we can use this process to make a case for Christianity. Here’s how.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2019

Should We Downplay the “Clobber Passages” on Homosexuality?

According to advocates of pro-gay theology, focusing on the six Bible passages that directly discuss homosexuality limits one’s understanding of Scripture’s view on that topic. Should we downplay these passages?

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2019

The Miracles of Materialism

Materialists have long derided Christians for believing in miracles, but they need look no further than their own worldview to find miracle claims. These three miracles of materialism are more miraculous than any biblical story.

Article | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | September 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

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