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The Slippery Slope of the Right-to-Die Movement

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.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

A Relationship with Results

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.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

The Final Nail in the Embryonic Stem Cell Coffin

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.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Grill Night – When I Got Grilled

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.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Making Bioethics One Step Easier

Alan's monthly letter for April 2008 Dear Friend,

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

The Judgment on Judging

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.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Abortion Is Not a Complex Moral Issue

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.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Upping the Ante: Taking Our Work to the Next Level

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.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Christians Killing Their Children?

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?

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Musings for the Masses: Making Complex Ideas Easy to Understand

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.”

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013