Seen & Heard Archive

Thank You for Providing a Place to Stand

Because of you, Alliance pastors and scholars provide a wealth of resources. Like you, they know that culture seeks to chip away at the Bible's authority. And with your help, they labor on reformation21, Place for Truth, The Christward Collective, and Mortification of Spin to uphold Scripture's inerrancy and equip Christians to do the same.

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We live in a time where there is a famine for biblically sound teaching. The result of this famine is truth-starved Christians. Thanks to gracious members, the Alliance works diligently to help feed God's people with His inerrant Word. We are pleased to share a new, easy to use source of biblically sound teaching!

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Reformation Sunday

The Alliance has free Reformation Sunday materials available for you. Visit ReformationSunday.org, there you will find a free MP3 download entitled “Sola Scriptura” a message by James Boice and Semper Reformanda: Why the Reformation Still Matters, a booklet featuring articles by Alliance Contributors Craig Troxel, Gene Veith, Nick Batzig, David Murray, and David Wells. 

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Help and Encouragement for New Pastors

Jason Helopoulos’ latest book The New Pastor’s Handbook: Help and Encouragement for the First Years of Ministry presents a picture of ministry in all its reality that is earnest, serious, sober, and satisfying. Read Sean Lucas’ review on reformation21.org

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Teaching Our Children the Raw Parts of Scripture

Sometimes it's difficult to teach our children the more raw parts in scripture. Pastor Nick Batzig covers this sensitive topic in his latest article at The Christward Collective.  

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After Outrage, What? From Outrage to Outreach by Scott Oliphint

Recent effects of despotic decisions by the Supreme Court have properly produced outrage. But outrage can subside, and it can become all too easy for us to slide back to our everyday routines. In the midst of our outrage, then, it might be worth pondering the question, "After outrage, what?" The abortion issue rightly focuses on the senseless death of the baby. If we zoom out from that focus, however, we'll notice someone else in the picture as well. Taking a wider view of the situation can give the church an effective, gospel-driven, way to address this tragedy. 

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SCOTUS: Too Much and Too Little by Rosaria Butterfield

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued the majority opinion in Obergefell et. al. v. Hodges, which consolidated four cases addressing the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. Led by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the majority found state bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. Piggybacking off of the 14th amendment, the Supreme Court made sexual orientation a protected category, analogous to race, using cosmological language about the greater good that comes to all when homosexual sexual relationships are allowed to flourish under the invention of a new kind of marriage. Gay marriage is now the law of the land. This public policy change to the definition of marriage commands a redefinition of personhood.

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Historicity of Adam: Read and Listen at Place for Truth

Place for Truth provides thoughtful yet accessible articles ranging over biblical theology, systematic theology, church history, and practical theology emphasizing the continual need for the church to maintain the gains of the Protestant Reformation. Our hope is that you have been stopping by Place for Truth and benefitting from the truths being shared. Here's a small sample of what you will find this week.

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reformation21 on the church

reformation21 is an online magazine created to serve, edify, and educate Christians by presenting an authoritative Reformed perspective, while embracing various confessional positions, on a variety of relevant historic matters, current issues, and thoughtful positions that inform, inspire, and challenge Christians to think and grow biblically. This is a small sample of the types of articles you will find at reformation21. If you're not already a subscriber consider signing up today.

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Proclaiming the Unifying Hope in Christ

True unity requires common identity. For Christians, that one unifying factor that binds is the body of Christ, the Church.

And while the future of the Church has and continues to divide believers, Paul points to the one hope that unites. Jesus Christ is going to come back. There will be a resurrection of the body. Jesus is preparing a place in heaven for all who know Him so as to spend eternity with Him.

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