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Alan's monthly letter for August 2009 Dear Friend, Walk up to a random person on the street, tell them you’re a Christian, and ask them if they’d be interested in talking about God, religion, and the Bible. “Uh, no thanks…go away” would be the likely reply.
Alan's monthly letter for July 2009 Dear Friend, Imagine an aspiring Olympic diver who never gets on a diving board. He never jumps. He never dives. Instead, his “training” consists merely of listening to lectures and browsing books about diving. When the time comes to compete, he’s bound to lose. In fact, he’ll probably hurt himself.
Alan's monthly letter for May 2009 Dear Friend, Every day, Americans are killing their children and we’re not doing enough to stop it. Although approximately 200 million Americans are Christian and most of those Christians are pro-life, we’re not having an impact that’s proportionate to our numbers. The problem is many Christians are pro-life in attitude, but not in action. They oppose women aborting their unborn children, but they do nothing to stop the killing.
Alan's monthly letter for March 2009 Dear Friend, There’s one fact about you I’m sure of: even though you’ll live forever, someday your earthly body will die. But that’s not really a problem. The real concern is that you may not die instantly. You might linger on after an accident or disease and someone else will be responsible for your care. And if right-to-die advocates have their way, you’ll have a duty to die – a moral obligation to kill yourself.
Alan's monthly letter for December 2008 Dear Friends, Do you ever feel like you don’t make any difference when you share your faith? Sometimes I do. I expect to change someone’s mind or move them closer to Jesus. But often I see no results and wonder what I did wrong.
What do Nancy Reagan, Michael J. Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, and Christopher Reeve all have in common? They have all aggressively promoted embryonic stem cell research (ESCR). And why not? Scientists believe embryonic stem cells hold the potential to cure diseases like Parkinson’s, cancer, blindness, and countless other conditions. Who wouldn’t want that? There’s one critical problem. ESCR kills human embryos. This doesn’t bother many scientists who disqualify unborn human beings from personhood: Kill the human embryos. Get their stem cells. Do the research.
Alan's monthly letter for June 2008 Dear Friend, Imagine standing on a stage in front of 100 Christian and non-Christian students and answering any religious question they throw at you. Some call this suicide. At Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles they call this Grill Night – a chance to grill a Christian with the toughest questions they can muster.
Alan's monthly letter for April 2008 Dear Friend,
Everyone judges. Not just Christians, but anyone who engages in rational thought. People assess everything in the world based on their beliefs. Then, they make important decisions based on those assessments. That’s what it means to judge.
Alan's monthly letter for January 2008 Dear Friend, Emotional? Yes. Controversial? Yes. Complex? Not really. Abortion is a straightforward issue. There’s only one question to resolve for both sides of the debate. Once answered, the only option is to do the right thing.