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Are Secular Psychological Principles Compatible with the Sufficiency of Scripture? (Video)

Alan explains how the sufficiency of Scripture does not imply that the use of secular psychological principles and practices is invalid.   COMMENTS Read more posts 

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 4, 2016

Challenge Response: We Can’t Really Know We’re Right and Other People Are Wrong

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Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 30, 2016

An Important Distinction about Orlando and Islam

After the Orlando shooting, there was an almost reflexive response by analysts who gave the usual talking points about how Islam is a religion of peace and its practitioners are peaceful people. What the Orlando killer did, many Muslims and pundits said, had nothing to do with Islam. Terrorists are simply hijacking Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. Saying the shooting was Islamic terrorism wrongly brands all Muslims as violent people or terrorists. There needs to be more nuance, though.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 29, 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

Challenge Response: Is Pig’s Meat Allowed Today or Not?

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Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 5, 2016

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