STR speaker Alan Shlemon provides a monthly update while answering questions across a wide range of topics including criticisms of Christianity.
How to Receive Critical Feedback
Alan received some harsh feedback from a recent event. He explains three steps he takes when he gets these kinds of critical comments.
Live According to a Plumb Line, Not a Pendulum
When you realize your theology is in error, do you overcorrect by swinging wildly to the opposite position? Alan offers a biblical approach to correcting your view, one that looks more like using a plumb line than a pendulum.
The Fear of “Phobic”
Have you ever been called a "phobic" term like homophobic, Islamophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic? Alan discusses three reasons why you don’t have to fear the “phobic” label.
Will Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed Save You?
Does God require a certain amount of faith before he accepts it? Alan addresses this question by clarifying the nature of faith.
Atheism’s Empty Soul
A worldview that denies God and embraces naturalism has serious repercussions, the most egregious being a logical slide to nihilism. Alan unpacks three reasons why nihilism flows logically from naturalism.
Coffee Cup Christianity
Alan sounds the alarm on a pop Christian culture habit called Coffee Cup Christianity. He unpacks three of its harms and explains how they are fueling biblical illiteracy.