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WWJD? Ask a Question

Jesus asked 284 questions during evangelistic conversations in the Gospels, and we should take a cue from our Master. Here are four reasons why questions are so powerful.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 1, 2018

Proclaiming the Gospel to Palestinians

What would you say to a group of Palestinian Christians and Muslims if you had the chance to teach them theology and apologetics? Here’s what Alan did.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 1, 2018

It All Comes Back to God

Recognizing that our beliefs and values all come back to God reminds us that He is our foundation. It all starts with the first verse, “In the beginning, God…” and all things follow from there.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | February 1, 2018

Apologetics Is Secondary to the Gospel

The first thing we should focus on is the Gospel, but many times, people express doubts, objections, or concerns with Christianity. That’s when apologetics comes in.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2018

All Truth Is God’s Truth

A true scientific discovery made by an atheist scientist is just as true as the biblical teaching that God is love or that Christ died for our sins. All truth is God’s truth.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2017

The Cost Muslims Pay for Missing Jesus

Muslims hold a deficient and distorted view of Jesus. It’s a tragic case of mistaken identity with dire consequences. Here are three ways Muslims mistake the true Jesus.

Article | Theology | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2017

Pro-life Persuasion Always Succeeds

Even if you persuasively and graciously share the truth and the person rejects your point, I’d still say you succeeded 100%. This is why.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2017

Following Jesus to Compassion

You may have noticed a trend in my work this year: truth and compassion. I’m constantly using that language when I write and speak on topics ranging from Islam, abortion, homosexuality, and recently transgenderism. I often subtitle my talks “truth and compassion” or write about the importance of incorporating those elements into whatever I teach. Am I out of ideas? Do I lack originality? I don’t think so. Rather, I emphasize these two ideas because that’s what I see in Jesus’ ministry.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | December 1, 2016

If Sin Is Finite, Why Is Hell Eternal?

Why would God punish non-believers with an eternity in Hell for a finite amount of sin? People who raise this complaint fail to understand the nature of two things: the nature of the offender and the nature of the offended.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | November 2, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Over the last decade as a Stand to Reason speaker, I’ve been yelled at, cursed at, and even threatened. Somehow, though, I haven’t yelled back, cursed back, or threatened anyone. In fact, I respond to such attacks in a rather calm way. How do I keep my cool? Here’s my secret: I let God take the heat.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2016