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How Should You Talk to a Friend Who’s Gay?

Treat your gay friends the same way you would treat your heterosexual friends in similar circumstances.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | December 9, 2016

Aren't Christians Commanded Not to Judge?

Aren't Christians commanded not to judge, and therefore we shouldn't judge homosexuals for their behavior?

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 21, 2016

Naming the Clinical Efforts to Help People with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

Clinicians who help people with unwanted same-sex attraction have adopted a new term for their work that will more accurately communicate what they do.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 8, 2016

Does Having Homosexual Friends Mean You're Unequally Yoked?

I had the privilege – and was humbled by the opportunity – to preach to a congregation of 3,000 believers at Calvary Chapel Chino Valley this past Sunday morning on “Homosexuality: Truth and Compassion.” One of the points I made during my message was that Scripture doesn’t teach that we have to cut ties with family, friends, and co-workers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). In fact, I argued, we should make our relationships with them a high priority.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 27, 2016

Is It Possible That God Permits Homosexuality Today Even If It Wasn't Permitted in the Past? (Video)

Alan responds to the claim that the Bible takes a progressive stance on past prohibitions, so therefore homosexuality is permissible today.    COMMENTS Read more posts 

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 23, 2016

Target, Transgender, and the Use of Bathrooms and Fitting Rooms

Target recently stated: "We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." Here are my quick thoughts about their comments and this question. COMMENTS

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2016

Homosexual Couples and Adoption (Video)

Alan explains why adoption policies should be approached with the general best interest of children in mind rather than letting rare circumstances dictate. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 28, 2016

Challenge Response: Jesus Never Said a Word about Homosexuality

Here's my response to this week's challenge: COMMENTS

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 10, 2016

Loving Someone Doesn’t Mean Accepting Their Behavior

We all have people in our lives with whom we disagree. We’re against some people’s ideas. We’re against some people’s behaviors. We’re against some people’s attitudes and inclinations. Despite our differences, though, in most cases we’re still in a relationship with them. We might not say we “love” them, but oftentimes we do love them in a non-romantic, I’m-committed-to-you kind of love.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2016

Updated Article on Jesus’ View of Homosexuality

I’ve said before that one of the biggest challenges the Church faces is itself. Christians need to stand firm against the pressure to compromise their convictions. Too often, though, I see believers capitulating to culture, especially on politically incorrect matters. I’m sympathetic to that impulse. I would love to go with the flow as well. That’s not what Christ commands us to do, though. We’re not to conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:1-2).

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 27, 2016