48 episodes

STR speaker Alan Shlemon provides a monthly update while answering questions across a wide range of topics including criticisms of Christianity.

Thinking Out Loud with Alan Shlemon Alan Shlemon

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STR speaker Alan Shlemon provides a monthly update while answering questions across a wide range of topics including criticisms of Christianity.

    Will Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed Save You?

    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.

    • 7 min
    Atheism’s Empty Soul

    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.

    • 8 min
    Coffee Cup Christianity

    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.

    • 7 min
    How to Prepare for the Next Cultural Revolution

    How to Prepare for the Next Cultural Revolution

    Alan talks about how Christians were caught off guard by the current cultural revolution sweeping society today. He offers a two-step strategy to prepare for the next revolution and to protect believers from succumbing to its ideas.

    • 10 min
    Why the Problem of Evil Is Still a Problem

    Why the Problem of Evil Is Still a Problem

    Skeptics and atheists find the problem of evil so repugnant and our solutions so hollow because they refuse to accept a fundamental reality that every Christian believes. Alan explains what that reality is in this episode, thereby demonstrating why the problem of evil is still a problem for many non-Christians.

    • 10 min
    How 2020 Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul

    How 2020 Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul

    Alan explains why you’re likely feeling fatigued and frustrated with 2020. He quotes what he believes is the comment of the year because it provides valuable insight into how God made us and what we’re created to handle. This episode is from the STR broadcast when Alan was a guest host.

    • 30 min

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