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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

Is the Biblical Stance against Homosexuality Necessarily Unloving?

What would you do if your homosexual friend or family member were to interpret your biblical stance against homosexual behavior as a lack of love towards them? Does believing that homosexual behavior is wrong automatically make you a hateful person? Can the Christian hold to the clear biblical teaching that homosexual behavior is sinful while remaining loving towards the homosexual?

Blog Post | Ethics | Tim Barnett | February 13, 2016

Challenge Response: All Human Life Is Not Equal

Here's my response to this week's challenge:   COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 11, 2016

Is It Wrong to Claim a Religion Is True?

Here’s a challenge I received: No-one can “validate” his/her own religion. Likewise, no-one can “invalidate” any other religion. I believe in some type of god/gods, but I choose not to associate that belief with any specific religious teachings, because I've never felt qualified to refute the equally unprovable beliefs of other cultures. You can’t claim anyone’s beliefs to be “right” or “wrong” when it’s all based on conjecture.

Blog Post | Apologetics | Tim Barnett | February 4, 2016

When Homosexuals Show up at Church

At a recent event, I was asked how Christians should respond when those who identify as gay or lesbian come to their church. A common answer to that question suggests the Church should be “affirming.” That, however, usually means saying homosexual behavior is not sin. There’s no need to jettison biblical doctrine, though. We can be affirming of people without affirming behaviors the Bible prohibits. That’s what we’re supposed to do with anyone who comes through our church doors.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 5, 2016

Does Sentience Give Us Value? (Video)

Alan explains whether our value is derived from being sentient creatures. COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 4, 2016

Can People Be Saved through Natural Revelation? (Video)

Is belief in God through natural revelation enough to be saved?  COMMENTS Read more posts

Blog Post | Philosophy | Tim Barnett | November 16, 2015