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If I Believe Abortion Is Murder, Why Don't I Say That?

After speaking on abortion at a recent event, a Christian man asked me why I didn't say, "Abortion is murder." For the record, I did state that abortion kills an innocent human being, that it's wrong, and that it should be illegal. It's true, though, I never used the word "murder," even though I believe abortion is a type of murder.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 26, 2016

What Did Jesus Mean When He Said to Love Your Enemy? (Video)

Alan explains what Jesus meant when he said to love your enemy and how that relates to governments protecting citizens. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 25, 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

Challenge Response: A Real God Would Have Protected the Original Gospel Manuscripts

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

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 7, 2016

Do People Change Their Minds about Abortion?

Do people change their minds about abortion? Some say no. They believe that people are committed to one side or the other and no one ever changes their mind. This is false. People do change their minds about abortion. Many who once identified as pro-choice now claim they are pro-life. Pro-life persuasion works. Using the right tactics is the key.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 30, 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

What Should You Do When Your Church Is Moving Away from Biblical Views? (Video)

What if the values of my church are starting to look more like the values of the world? COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 14, 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