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#STRask - November 14, 2019

Alan fills in for Greg and answers questions about the image of God in the mentally disabled, the drawbacks of a homosexual lifestyle, and how to pray for a family member who says she’s bisexual.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | November 14, 2019

Be Friends with People Who Disagree with You

Alan talks about Ellen DeGeneres’s statement about being friends with people she disagrees with, answers questions about evidence vs. Holy Spirit and submitting to authority, then talks to Scott Symington about science and faith.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | October 23, 2019

Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 11, 2019

More Thoughts on Holy Sexuality

Alan continues from the last podcast to reflect on the ideas in Christopher Yuan’s book Holy Sexuality, then he answers a question about the suppression of truth and talks about principles for churches navigating issues of homosexuality.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 31, 2019

Interview: Christopher Yuan – Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Alan interviews Christopher Yuan about his new book, Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God’s Grand Story.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 29, 2019

Unique Issues When Teaching on Abortion in a Muslim Culture

Alan talks about the unique questions that arise when teaching Christians in a Muslim culture about abortion in the case of rape, then he answers questions about homosexuality and Mormonism.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 15, 2018

Persuasively and Graciously Share Your Convictions

Alan tells the story of how a campus Christian group responded to an anti-Christian song with compassion and grace then takes questions on the biblical definition of love, original sin, and resources for critical thinking skills.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | May 29, 2018

Why Do Other Religions Emphasize Works for Salvation? (Video)

In Christianity, salvation is a gift rather than a reward for works. Alan shares why Christianity is different from many other religions in this way.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | November 6, 2017

An LGBT Defense Misses a Biblical Point

There are many reasons why pro-gay theology is mistaken. Alan addresses a particular defense that fails to understand what Scripture is saying.

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | September 7, 2017

Rethinking “God Hates the Sin but Loves the Sinner”

There are both practical and theological problems with telling someone, “God hates the sin but loves the sinner.” We have better news to tell than this.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | August 30, 2017