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Following Jesus to Compassion

You may have noticed a trend in my work this year: truth and compassion. I’m constantly using that language when I write and speak on topics ranging from Islam, abortion, homosexuality, and recently transgenderism. I often subtitle my talks “truth and compassion” or write about the importance of incorporating those elements into whatever I teach. Am I out of ideas? Do I lack originality? I don’t think so. Rather, I emphasize these two ideas because that’s what I see in Jesus’ ministry.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 1, 2016

If Sin Is Finite, Why Is Hell Eternal?

Why would God punish non-believers with an eternity in Hell for a finite amount of sin? People who raise this complaint fail to understand the nature of two things: the nature of the offender and the nature of the offended.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | November 2, 2016

How Can I Believe Incredible Stories in the Bible?

How I can believe incredible biblical stories in which the sun stands still, a man survives inside a sea creature, a donkey speaks, or the Red Sea is parted? Here's how.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | October 11, 2016

Three Things You Need to Reach Muslims

Any believer who knows the Gospel can be used by God to bring Muslims to the Truth.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | September 9, 2016

Transgender: Truth and Compassion

Imagine a woman telling you, “I’m transgender. Please call me Michael.” What do you do? Here's how to answer with truth and compassion.

Solid Ground | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 24, 2016

Challenge Response: We Can’t Really Know We’re Right and Other People Are Wrong

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

Video | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | August 11, 2016

Challenge Response: We Can’t Really Know We’re Right and Other People Are Wrong

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

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2016

An Important Distinction about Orlando and Islam

After the Orlando shooting, there was an almost reflexive response by analysts who 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. Terrorists are simply hijacking Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. Saying the shooting was Islamic terrorism wrongly brands all Muslims as violent people or terrorists. There needs to be more nuance, though.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 29, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Alan explains how he is able to keep his cool when he faces hostile criticism. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 2, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Over the last decade as a Stand to Reason speaker, I’ve been yelled at, cursed at, and even threatened. Somehow, though, I haven’t yelled back, cursed back, or threatened anyone. In fact, I respond to such attacks in a rather calm way. How do I keep my cool? Here’s my secret: I let God take the heat.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2016