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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.
Alan's monthly letter for December 2007 Dear Friend, What a year! This last year of working part-time for Stand to Reason (I step into full-time service next August) was anything but part-time. 2007 saw a 143% increase in the number of talks I gave compared to last year. I spoke to over 2,231 people during 46 different talks, not to mention all the people reached through broadcast interviews like radio, the internet, and, most recently, television.
Alan's monthly letter for November 2007 Dear Friend, Followers of Jesus Christ are killing their unborn children. Christians in your church and mine are having abortions. What is going on?
Alan's monthly letter for October 2007 Dear Friend, I strive to make complex ideas accessible to anyone. That’s one of my goals when I speak. After completing a four week series on evolution at Bel Air Presbyterian Church, a woman said to me, “I can’t believe I understood your whole series. Thanks for making this subject actually understandable to me.”
Alan's monthly letter for September 2007 Dear Friend, Last month, I flew 2,757 miles to train just 50 high school students. Then, I flew back. Sound like a waste of time? Not at all.
Alan's monthly letter for July 2007 Dear Friend, When I heard the knock on the door I knew it was probably the Mormons. It was Saturday afternoon and I had seen a pair of finely dressed people walking around my neighborhood. I guess it was my turn. I answered the door with a bit of trepidation. Sure I know a lot of apologetics, but I don’t know that much about Mormonism. So I decided to use my tactics.