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The Pro-Life Mission

How do you create confidence in Christians who are able to share their pro-life convictions with anyone? Here’s a hint: It takes a lot more than a lecture, but it’s worth it. That’s what I did this summer with 45 high school students on the pro-life mission.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2016

How to Understand the Distinction Between Islam and Muslims - Mentoring Letter August 2016

After the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, many clues pointed to a familiar explanation: Islamic terrorism. The killer was a Muslim, born in a Muslim family, and pledged his allegiance to Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.  Almost reflexively, though, analysts gave the usual talking points about how Islam is a religion of peace and its practitioners are peaceful people. What the Orlando killer did, many Muslims and pundits said, had nothing to do with Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. 

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2016

Are Christians to Blame for the Orlando Shooting?

Alan responds to the claim that Christians are partly to blame for the Orlando shooting. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 4, 2016

Are Christians to Blame for the Orlando Shooting?

Like you, I was horrified to hear of the tragic mass killing in Orlando last month. A man opened fire in an Orlando nightclub, killed 49 innocent human beings, and injured another 53. It was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history and the worst terrorist attack in the United States since September 11.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2016

Is It Possible That God Permits Homosexuality Today Even If It Wasn't Permitted in the Past?

Alan responds to the claim that the Bible takes a progressive stance on past prohibitions, so therefore homosexuality is permissible today.  COMMENTS Read more posts 

Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 29, 2016

Alan Responds to Pat Robertson's Comments about the Orlando Shooting

Video | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | June 15, 2016

God Is at Work in Middle Earth

I just returned from a two-week speaking tour of New Zealand. Thinking Matters, the largest national apologetics organization in that country, invited me to partner with them to equip the local body of Christ.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2016

Challenge Response: Is Pig’s Meat Allowed Today or Not?

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS Read more posts

Video | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 28, 2016

Does Having Homosexual Friends Mean You're Unequally Yoked?

I had the privilege – and was humbled by the opportunity – to preach to a congregation of 3,000 believers at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley this past Sunday morning on “Homosexuality: Truth and Compassion.” One of the points I made during my message was that Scripture doesn’t teach that we have to cut ties with family, friends, and co-workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). In fact, I argued, we should make our relationships with them a high priority.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 27, 2016

Is It Possible That God Permits Homosexuality Today Even If It Wasn't Permitted in the Past? (Video)

Alan responds to the claim that the Bible takes a progressive stance on past prohibitions, so therefore homosexuality is permissible today.    COMMENTS Read more posts 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 23, 2016