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Should We Ban Conversion Therapy?

When Joshua Alcorn turned 14, he told his Christian parents he was a girl named Leelah. Three years later, he stepped in front of oncoming freeway traffic and killed himself. Many people in the media blamed his parents. They said his family resisted Joshua’s new female gender, denied his request for a sex-change operation, and forced him into “conversion therapy.”

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2015

Truth and Compassion in Action

Alan's monthly letter for March 2015 Gay activists prepared to protest FIRE Church in Concord, North Carolina. Their event leader posted their plan on Facebook: “We will have a silent protest as the service is going and let them have it as they leave for the day. Remember we will be peaceful and respectful, something they don’t understand. We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than their hate.”

Article | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | March 2, 2015

Are the Chick-fil-A Cows on to Something?

Alan's monthly letter for February 2015 “EAT MOR CHIKIN,” urge the Chick-fil-A cows on highway billboards. After all, they don’t want to be eaten. Maybe it is wrong to eat animals. Granted, they still advocate eating other animals (chickens) so maybe they’re not entirely consistent. But consistency might be too much to expect from cows.

Article | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | February 8, 2015

The Bible and Homosexuality (Video)

There are many different opinions on this divisive topic in the Church today. So what does the Bible say?

Article | Christianity & Culture | STR | December 16, 2014

How to Get Out of a Corner

The Christian gets pigeon-holed as the judgmental one, but everyone else is judging, too. It’s an inescapable consequence of believing in morality. I have a friend who is a deeply committed Christian woman and whose boss is a lesbian. That in itself isn’t a problem. My friend has the maturity to know you can’t expect non-Christians to live like Christians. But her boss posed a difficult question to her, and talking about it with you might help expand your horizons on how to get out of a tough situation.  

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | July 16, 2014

How to Get Out of a Corner

The Christian gets pigeon-holed as the judgmental one, but everyone else is judging, too. It’s an inescapable consequence of believing in morality. I have a friend who is a deeply committed Christian woman and whose boss is a lesbian. That in itself isn’t a problem. My friend has the maturity to know you can’t expect non-Christians to live like Christians. But her boss posed a difficult question to her, and talking about it with you might help expand your horizons on how to get out of a tough situation.  

Article | Christianity & Culture | Greg Koukl | July 15, 2014

What Does It Mean to Have Conversational Character? (Video)

Alan explains what it means to have good character when engaging in conversations regarding ethics, faith, and values.   

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | June 2, 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

A Proverb a Day - Mentoring Letter February 2014

If I have only a short time to read, Proverbs is where I turn first. Every day that I do, I feel like my foundation is being shored up.  February 1, 2014 There’s nothing original about reading a chapter of Proverbs a day. Thirty-one days in a month (roughly); 31 chapters in the book. Easy. In fact, it’s so obvious, it’s easy to overlook. Don’t. Very little in my life has yielded such rewards with such little effort.

Article | Apologetics | Greg Koukl | January 31, 2014

Why Is Homosexuality Bad in Itself?

There are passages in the Old Testament and in the New Testament that give us some indication of what is really wrong with homosexuality from God's perspective. The question of why homosexuality is bad in itself is not easy to answer. I'm not suggesting that the Scripture doesn't give us insight. I think it does, and I'm going to offer that, but I'm not convinced the answer is going to be satisfying to a lot of people because most have lost the ability to recognize the significance of teleology.

Article | Ethics | Greg Koukl | January 2, 2014