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Did Jesus Demand We Kill His Enemies?

Jesus’ words in Luke 19:27, “Bring them here and kill them in front of me,” are a great example of how reading a single verse out of context can easily lead to misinterpretations.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 22, 2018

Double the Trouble if You Ignore the Context

If you try to determine the meaning of a biblical text without reading its context, you’ll create two problems that will hinder your understanding of the passage.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 8, 2018

If We’re Saved by Grace, What Is the Role of Faith? (Video)

Alan explains what faith is and the role it plays in our salvation.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | May 7, 2018

Christian, Read This Bill

Alliance Defending Freedom summarizes their concern with this bill by stating that it is “content-based speech regulation and impermissibly burdens free exercise of religion.”

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | April 24, 2018

What Follows If You Don't Believe Any Religion Is True? (Video)

Alan discusses the implications of not subscribing to a particular religion and the most probable beliefs that follow.

Blog Post | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | April 16, 2018

Even Love and Hate Need to Be Clarified

Because our culture ties love and hate to agreement and disagreement in some contexts, we need to ask for clarification when people call us to love or accuse us of hate.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 13, 2018

Is Abortion the Same as Taking Someone off Life Support? (Video)

Some abortion-choice advocates claim that abortion is no different from taking someone off life support. Alan explains why that is not the case.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 9, 2018

Doing Church Biblically Can Be Messy

It would often be easier to compromise, but we’re called to do church God’s way, even if it’s the more messy, difficult, and uncomfortable way.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | March 27, 2018

A Biased Perspective on Pro-Gay Theology

When Christopher Yuan became a Christian, he had every reason to accept pro-gay theology; but when he studied it, here’s what he found.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | March 13, 2018

Could God Be Merely a Function of the Brain? (Video)

Alan responds to an argument against God’s existence. 

Blog Post | Philosophy | Alan Shlemon | March 12, 2018