STR speaker Alan Shlemon provides a monthly update while answering questions across a wide range of topics including criticisms of Christianity.
The Claim about Homosexuality in the Film 1946 Is Irrelevant
An upcoming film claims that Christian opposition to homosexuality is based on a 1946 mistranslation of a Greek word in the RSV Bible. Alan explains why their argument doesn’t change the Christian understanding of sexuality.
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.
These are short and digestible insights. The biblical and philosophical perspectives can be complex. But Alan has a way of making them accessible. The only thing I would improve is the frequency. I want more posts more often.
This is a MUST LISTEN podcast for everyone!!! So very grateful for the hard work you do everyday by providing well reasoned and researched tools to help navigate through our culture in grace and truth. We need more of you!!!!
Use Proper Terminology
Your message on June 11th was very eye opening and informative. I learned a lot. The only problem I had (and like a lot of others), is the terminology you used to describe men who love other men instead of a woman. I listen to a lot of semons from men of God both today and in the early 20th century. One of them is Dr. James Dobson, whom we all respect. Many of these men of God, when they deliver a message use the word "Gay" to denote someone who is happy (as explained in the original Webster's dictionary),. In fact Dr. Dobson last year devoted an entire broadcast to educate us all on how society and the "new" culture are taking words from the dictionary and redining them to meet their agenda. Case in point. Gay is happy, not a term to describe a homesexual. Homesexual is a term to describe a man who loves other men sexually. Dr. Doson goes on to say that society has been reconditioned to reword our language to accomodate the minority. Many people today are so afraid to offend anyone and therfore water down God's Word. We can be kind to everyon but don't compromise God's Word. Romans 1:16 Your conversation with Alan Shlemon was excellent except for the compromising on the verbage of Gay vs Homosexual. Not sure yet whether I'll contunue to listen to this podcast in the future. Thank you.