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A Discussion on Homosexuality and the Transgender Movement

What is the current state of the church on sexuality, and how can we compassionately but truthfully address this topic? Alan answers questions like these in this discussion with Jack Hibbs.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | December 4, 2019

Spiritual Warfare Is Real

An incident recorded in Daniel gives insight into some aspects of prayer and spiritual warfare.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 19, 2019

Can We Be Friends with People Who Are Different from Us?

Ellen DeGeneres and Elton John had some good words to say to people who don’t believe friendship and love are possible with those who differ on significant issues.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 22, 2019

The Pro-Life View Is the Tolerant View

Even though the goal of pro-lifers is to take away a woman’s legal right to an abortion, the view isn’t intolerant and discriminatory. In fact, it’s the opposite. Here’s why.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2019

The Myth That Same-Sex Parenting Makes No Difference

A recent study shows that children raised by lesbian couples are “significantly more likely to report same-sex attraction, sexual minority identity, and same-sex sexual experiences.”

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 14, 2019

Do Christians Hate People Who Identify as Gay or Lesbian?

Many people who identify as gay or lesbian think that Christians hate them and so does God, but this isn’t the case. Alan explains why.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 18, 2019

The Most Politically Incorrect Bible Passage

Paul’s first epistle to the church in Corinth has many challenging admonitions. First Corinthians 6:9–11, however, seems to top them all, especially in light of our country’s ethos.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 2, 2019

God Is Good and Just When He Punishes People

A government that lets criminals off the hook would rightly be called corrupt and couldn’t be trusted, so why do people accuse God of not being good when He punishes?

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 18, 2019

Are Portlanders Rethinking Aborting Children with Down Syndrome?

After more than a decade of training Oregon Right to Life students and taking them to the streets of Portland to talk to people about abortion, Alan noticed a possible new trend this year.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2019

Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a mistake.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019