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The Hardest Question to Answer

The most difficult question to answer isn’t what you might expect.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 17, 2018

Was Jesus a Religious Pluralist?

Some say Jesus never claimed to be the only way to God, but here are two famous verses that say otherwise.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | July 3, 2018

The Gospel Is for People Like Us

We don’t reach out to non-Christians because they’re different from us. We reach out because they’re like us. We were once God’s enemy, and now we proclaim the message of reconciliation.

Blog Post | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 20, 2018

#STRask - June 14, 2018

Alan Shlemon fills in for Greg and answers questions about when a baby receives his or her soul, demonic activity during the time of Jesus, spiritual gifts, and whether a pastor can lose his salvation.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 14, 2018

Do Pro-Lifers Really Think Abortion Is Murder?

Alan responds to the claim that pro-lifers don’t really think abortion is murder if they don’t think women should get the death penalty for having an abortion, then he answers questions about God’s character and whether there are more than two possible sexes.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | June 7, 2018

Interview: Jay Smith – Evidence against Islam

Alan talks to Dr. Jay Smith, longtime debater and missionary to Muslims, about his work and some new (and/or little-known) evidence against Islam.

Podcast Episode | Theology | Alan Shlemon | June 5, 2018

Can a Person Justify Performing Abortions as a Christian?

Alan discusses an article written by an abortion doctor then takes questions on the inerrancy of the New Testament, the Alfie Evans situation, meditation on God’s word, and the power not to sin.

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 31, 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

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