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Answer Like Jesus

Alan points out that Jesus didn’t always answer questions directly. Sometimes He took a different approach. Perhaps we can take a cue from Jesus since He’s the smartest person in history. Alan explains three ways we can answer tough questions in the way Jesus answered tough questions in His day.

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 15, 2019

WWJD? Ask a Question

Would you like to improve your ability to engage others in spiritual conversations? Do what Jesus did 284 times in the Gospels. Find out what that is in this episode.

Podcast Episode | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 2, 2018

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

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

God Is at Work in Middle Earth

I just returned from a two-week speaking tour of New Zealand. Thinking Matters, the largest national apologetics organization in that country, invited me to partner with them to equip the local body of Christ.

Article | Miscellaneous | Alan Shlemon | June 8, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Alan explains how he is able to keep his cool when he faces hostile criticism. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 2, 2016

Letting God Take the Heat

Over the last decade as a Stand to Reason speaker, I’ve been yelled at, cursed at, and even threatened. Somehow, though, I haven’t yelled back, cursed back, or threatened anyone. In fact, I respond to such attacks in a rather calm way. How do I keep my cool? Here’s my secret: I let God take the heat.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | May 1, 2016

Target’s Policy on Transgender Use of Bathrooms and Fitting Rooms

Alan offers three quick thoughts about the recent statement made by Target to "welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. Download the mp3...

Podcast Episode | Bio-Ethics | Alan Shlemon | April 25, 2016