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A Brief on the Transhumanist Movement

The goal of this essay is to present a comprehensive picture of the Transhumanist movement. We will examine the history of the assumptions and principles behind Transhumanist thought. Then we will analyze it within the standard framework of ideological thought. We will also discuss why it matters and see its growing influence in popular culture, politics, science, and even in big business. Finally, we will propose a balanced Christian response. Definition

Article | Bio-Ethics | STR | October 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood Isn’t the Only Abortion Problem

By now you’ve either seen or heard about the Planned Parenthood videos. The Center for Medical Progress has been releasing undercover video footage exposing Planned Parenthood’s grisly practice of killing unborn children and selling their body parts. These videos, though, didn’t make Planned Parenthood evil.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | October 8, 2015

Pro-Life Killers: An Oxymoron

Alan's monthly letter for January 2015 Please note:  Stand to Reason does not condone violence to end the harm of abortion and does not knowingly associate with those who do. On May 1, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into Reformation Lutheran Church, pulled out a gun, and shot George Tiller in the head at point blank range. Tiller used to perform late-term abortions. Every pro-life leader and organization I know condemned the killing of Tiller.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 1, 2015

Must We Kill Humans to Save Other Humans?

Alan's monthly letter for November 2014 The test was positive. He had cancer. The tumor was only six centimeters, but because it was in his trachea (his windpipe), it had almost completely blocked his ability to breathe. He would probably die from suffocation before the cancer killed him. At just 36 years old (and the father of two), his prognosis was grim.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2014

The S.L.E.D. Test

The SLED Test is a simple argument against abortion. The pro-life view is that the unborn are human beings just like you and me. That’s why it’s wrong to kill them. Although many abortion-choice advocates agree the unborn are human, they deny they are valuable human beings. They think this distinction justifies killing the unborn. Often they use personhood language to express this view. They say the unborn might be human, but it’s not a person.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 13, 2014

Pro-Life Killing: An Oxymoron?

Alan's monthly letter for January 2014 On May 1, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into Reformation Lutheran Church, pulled out a gun, and shot George Tiller in the head at point blank range. Tiller was a late-term abortion provider. Every pro-life leader and organization I know condemned the killing.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | January 8, 2014

Leverage That's Global

Alan's monthly letter for October 2013 Dear Friend, Christians in Egypt are suffering. Their country has had two violent revolutions and three presidents in the last two years. Currently, they have no president. Fifty churches have been burned in the last month, and scores of Christians were targeted for no reason. The country is in chaos. What can we do? Nothing. At least, that’s what it seems like. The reality is, however, you’ve already made a difference to Christians living in this hostile environment.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | October 1, 2013

How I Measure Success

Alan's monthly letter for September 2013 Dear Friend, “How do you stay positive when change seems impossible?” My wife’s question caught me off guard. I had just returned from working in Beirut, Lebanon, training Egyptian Christians in theology and apologetics. Although my training and overall trip went great, I shared with her a story that troubled me.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | September 10, 2013

Outmanned, but Not Outgunned

Alan's monthly letter for August 2011 Dear Friend,

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 23, 2013

Cosmic Junk?

Greg's response to a letter which asserted there is no qualitative difference between animals and humans.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Greg Koukl | April 22, 2013