Seen & Heard Archive

Extraordinary Means of Grace

The idea of ‘the means of grace’ has undergone an encouraging rehabilitation in the life and ministry of many Reformed churches in recent years. This has come as a healthy corrective to pressure from the wider church to embrace ideas and practices that seem more effective vehicles for church growth. However ‘effective’ these alternative means may have seemed, it has been at the expense of a meaningfully biblical definition of the church. So, the widespread return to emphasising the Word, sacraments, fellowship and prayer (Ac 2.42) as the core components of a faithful and effective church has been welcome.

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5 Reasons to Study Old Testament History by David Murray

Many Christians entertain a negative view of Old Testament History; of its usefulness and even of its accuracy. It is often regarded as “far away” and “distant” chronologically, geographically, socially, and theologically. “What can it do for me?” and “Why study it?” are common questions. In this post, David Murray gives us 5 Reasons to Study Old Testament History.

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The Cambridge Declaration: Alive and Kicking

Is the Cambridge Declaration still relevant?

We think it is and we’re doing something exciting about it!

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Why These Books and No Others?

What was once accepted in academia – Who wrote the New Testament? Who is Jesus? Why these books and no other? – is no more. And as the framework of scholarship has shifted, doubt about the authority and clarity of Scripture has led many in the Church to question. 

The 2016 Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology addresses the topic of canon head on.

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Remembering Jerry Bridges

As many have reported, Jerry Bridges has been called home by the Lord. He was a much loved speaker at the Alliance’s Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. After a career of campus ministry and a writing career on holiness, he was able to personally connect with Alliance members in a remarkable fashion that has become a standard of Alliance events. We know you will miss his teaching style as much as we will. So we would like to make the following messages for your edification - and I am sure Jerry would suggest for your holiness!

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Election Year at Place for Truth

How should Christians act and speak in the midst of this loud and divisive political season?  While websites devoted to politics and news give you the latest buzz, polls, and minute-by-minute analysis, you will find Place for Truth slightly different, dare I say refreshingly different. 

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Meet the Puritans, where the dead still speak (Heb. 11:4)

The purpose of Meet the Puritans is to introduce the theology and piety of the Puritans to a new generation so they may be filled with love for Christ and His Church. Stop by and subscribe today!

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You Help Keep the Spin Alive

Mortification of Spin strikes a chord with those joining the conversation! You can keep the conversation going by giving a gift today

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Visit the New Place for Truth

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is pleased to share with you the new and improved Place for Truth. Be sure to stop by and subscribe.

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The Gospel is preached, doctrine is shared, and truths are defended thanks to you!

The ExtraOrdinary Day of Giving on November 20th truly was extraordinary thanks to Alliance members. Our goal was a modest increase over last year; your gifts and support far surpassed what we imagined.

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