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Truth Drives Us to Compassion

Alan's monthly letter for March 2013 Dear Friend, Today, more than ever, it is difficult to maintain a Christian view of sexuality, let alone homosexuality. For young people, it’s harder given the constant bombardment of pro- homosexual propaganda. It’s pushed in schools, promoted in television, and protected in law. If a student has any friends at all, there’s a good chance that one of them claims to be gay or has same-sex attractions. That might sound like an opportunity, but there’s a problem.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

Is the Leviticus Prohibition of Homosexuality Irrelevant?

Alan's monthly letter for February 2013 Dear Friend, Skeptics of all stripes believe the book of Leviticus is irrelevant. Just cite the prohibition of homosexual behavior in Chapter 18 and brace for the impending attack. They’ll say something akin to, “Leviticus 19:19 says you can’t wear clothes made from two different linens or plant two different seeds in the same field. You don’t follow those rules, so why follow the homosexual ones?” They’re claiming you’re inconsistent.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

Kingdom Impact

Alan's monthly letter for December 2012 Dear Friend, Our life is short. We strive to make a difference while we’re here. As believers, we’re not looking to make just any kind of impact, we want to have kingdom impact. I’m pleased to report that you and I accomplished that in 2012. We made a tremendous contribution for the cause of Christ because we partnered together. I’d like to give you some specific examples in the areas of my speaking, writing, and training. Speaking

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

Science as God

Alan's monthly letter for November 2012 Dear Friend, Secular culture has given God the boot. Science has emerged as the new religion and scientists are its priests. When truth is sought, science is consulted. When knowledge is needed, science delivers. When reason is employed, science is its master. People think scientific inquiry is the paradigm of truth and reason, but its importance has been exaggerated and misunderstood.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

Free Books

This month's free audio book download from Christianaudio.com is The Best of Jonathan Edwards Sermons.  Here's the description of the three sermons included:

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Amy K. Hall | June 11, 2007

Three Ex-Terrorists to Speak at UC Irvine

This Wednesday (May 30th) at 7:30pm, three former terrorists--Walid Shoebat (author of Why I Left Jihad and

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Amy K. Hall | May 29, 2007

What's the Point of Being a Christian?

I'm reading a chapter titled "The Sweet Problem of Inclusiveness" in An Emergent Manifesto of Hope where the author, Samir Selmanovic, expresses his disapproval of the exclusive claims Christians make about Jesus:

Blog Post | Theology | Amy K. Hall | May 26, 2007

More Than Just a "Reduction"

The article titled "Too Much to Carry" posted on washingtonpost.com is a difficult read.  The author, Liza Mundy, spent time with a doctor who performs "selective reductions" for women who are pregnant with multiple fetuses.  To improve the chances of a successful birth of one or two of the children, the wea

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | May 23, 2007

Ascension Day

The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen.  To these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God (Acts 1:1-3).

Blog Post | Theology | Amy K. Hall | May 17, 2007

Abortion, Public Opinion, and Roe v. Wade

A recent survey conducted by Ayers, McHenry, & Associates, Inc. reveals that even a small amount of purposeful thinking about the meaning and implications of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade is enough to change many people's minds about whether or not that decision ought to be overturned.

Blog Post | Bio-Ethics | Amy K. Hall | May 16, 2007