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Albania’s Hope Is the Gospel

Many young Albanians lack hope. Their country is reeling from the effects of communism, jobs are scarce, and their prospects for a prosperous future, even with a college education, are slim. But there is always hope in the Gospel.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2017

Must a Muslim Also Present When a Christian Teaches on Islam?

Alan responds to a question he frequently receives when teaching on Islam.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | April 12, 2017

Never Read a Qur'anic Verse

Never try to understand the meaning of a passage without considering the context, whether it's the Bible or any other book.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | March 14, 2017

How Should You Talk to a Friend Who’s Gay?

Treat your gay friends the same way you would treat your heterosexual friends in similar circumstances.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | December 9, 2016

Naming the Clinical Efforts to Help People with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction

Clinicians who help people with unwanted same-sex attraction have adopted a new term for their work that will more accurately communicate what they do.

Blog Post | Ethics | Alan Shlemon | November 8, 2016

Know Your Audience

I should have known better. This time, though, I didn’t pay attention. Perhaps I got comfortable, lazy, and sloppy. I didn’t follow a basic public speaking rule: know your audience.

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | August 16, 2016

Is Oral Tradition in Islam Reliable? (Video)

Alan explains how Islamic teachings were transmitted and compiled, especially regarding the words of Mohammed.

Blog Post | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | August 15, 2016

The Pro-Life Mission

How do you create confidence in Christians who are able to share their pro-life convictions with anyone? Here’s a hint: It takes a lot more than a lecture, but it’s worth it. That’s what I did this summer with 45 high school students on the pro-life mission.

Article | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | August 8, 2016

How to Understand the Distinction Between Islam and Muslims - Mentoring Letter August 2016

After the tragic mass shooting in Orlando, many clues pointed to a familiar explanation: Islamic terrorism. The killer was a Muslim, born in a Muslim family, and pledged his allegiance to Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.  Almost reflexively, though, analysts gave the usual talking points about how Islam is a religion of peace and its practitioners are peaceful people. What the Orlando killer did, many Muslims and pundits said, had nothing to do with Islam. True Muslims oppose the Orlando killer’s behavior. 

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | August 1, 2016

Are Christians to Blame for the Orlando Shooting?

Alan responds to the claim that Christians are partly to blame for the Orlando shooting. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Christianity & Culture | Alan Shlemon | July 4, 2016