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Do you know someone who thinks legalizing same-sex marriage won’t change anything? Here’s how to help them understand: Buy them a flight to Canada. Why? Since same-sex marriage has been legal there for a decade, they’ll see, firsthand, how it’s changed the culture.
Alan's monthly letter for December 2014 The Church has always been under attack. From its inception, it’s faced persecution from murderous dictators like Nero to worldview challenges from naturalism and Islam. Although many threats are external, some come from within.
Just 29 days after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Oprah Winfrey invited Queen Rania on her television show. Rania is a devout Muslim and royalty of the Islamic country of Jordan. That’s why she can, allegedly, speak on behalf of her faith. Her job that day was to help repair Islam’s massive public relations problem.
Alan's monthly letter for September 2014 A year doesn’t go by in the Middle East without widespread violence and death. Months after I trained dozens of Egyptian Christians last fall, their country became a battlefield. Terrorists and angry citizens targeted Christians. They torched, bombed, and destroyed churches all across Egypt.
Alan's monthly letter for August 2014 Have you ever given someone a free ride? I know you’re a nice person and have probably helped a neighbor in need. There’s one free ride, though, you need to stop giving.
Alan's monthly letter for July 2014 Sometimes people are puzzled. They think, Shouldn’t we teach Christians about Christianity? Why are you teaching them about Islam and taking them to mosques? That’s a good question.
Alan explains what it means to have good character when engaging in conversations regarding ethics, faith, and values.
Alan's monthly letter for May 2014 Evolution can be overwhelming. It draws upon evidence from multiple disciplines: geology, paleontology, genetics, chemistry, and others. It’s hard to know where to begin. That’s why I suggest using an easy, yet powerful tactic to help handle this issue. Whenever you come across the topic of evolution, ask a simple question: What definition of evolution is being used? Since evolution has at least three different meanings, it’s essential to know which one is being invoked.
Would you allow a teenager to perform brain surgery on you? Would you get in a stranger’s van while in a dark alley in New York? Do you send money to Nigerians who promise you commission if you give them your credit card information over email? Why not? You’re a Christian, right? Don’t you have faith?
Alan's monthly letter for February 2014 Christians believe in the one, true God. They believe He is all-knowing, all-powerful, the creator of the universe, and the only one deserving of worship. Muslims also claim to worship one God, who they assert is all-knowing, all-powerful, and the creator of the universe. Do both Christians and Muslims worship the same God?