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Are We Accountable for Unchosen Sinful Desires?

Wrongly assuming that homosexuality is either something one is born with or a choice often leads people to the conclusion that we’re not accountable for our desires. Alan explains why this is a mistake.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 22, 2019

The False Dilemma Propagated by Pro-Gay Advocates

We’re told that if your friend identifies as gay or lesbian, then you face a choice: fidelity to your faith or fidelity to your friend. But this is a false dilemma. Those aren't the only options.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | March 1, 2019

Scripture vs. Self

When you find you disagree with the Bible, is your first inclination to correct your own thinking or to try to change the Bible’s meaning? Here are three suggestions to help you yield to what you find in Scripture.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | July 1, 2018

Even Love and Hate Need to Be Clarified

Because our culture ties love and hate to agreement and disagreement in some contexts, we need to ask for clarification when people call us to love or accuse us of hate.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 13, 2018

Why Is There So Much Evil? (Video)

Alan shares some thoughts regarding three realms of brokenness that produce evil in the world.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | December 18, 2017

The LGBT’s False Dichotomy of Love and Hate

If we uphold Jesus’ teaching that sexual activity is reserved for a married man and woman, does that mean we hate LGBT people?

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 21, 2017

Upholding the Value of Disabled People

In a society that treats human beings as if they have only instrumental value, the strong prevail and the weak are discarded. There’s a better way.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 1, 2017

Principles to Guide Your Relationships with Transgender Friends

Greg and Alan give Christians some principles to guide them in their relationships with people who identify as transgender.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | September 15, 2017

Navigating the Transgender Discussion

Here are five general guidelines that can help believers navigate their relationships with people who identify as transgender.

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | September 1, 2017

Intrinsic Human Value Is the Same for All and Can Never Be Lost

Because we're created in God's image, nothing can negate our intrinsic value, not even sin. But lately, our culture has been saying otherwise.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Melinda Penner | August 25, 2017