The Bleeding of the Evangelical Church

The last 25 years has been a time of many bright highlights, but it was also a time of lengthening shadows in our evangelical world.

Twenty-five years ago, evangelicals were outside the religious establishment. That establishment was made up principally of the mainline denominations. But today evangelicals have become the religious establishments, however informally. But despite this, I believe that today we are in some peril. We have a fight on our hands and what we’re fighting for is our... Continue Reading

Top 50 Stories on The Aquila Report for 2016: 21-30

Numbers 21-30 of the top 50 articles for 2016

In keeping with the journalistic tradition of looking back at the recent past, we present the top 50 stories of the year that were read on The Aquila Report site based on the number of hits. We will present the 50 stories in groups of 10 to run on five lists on consecutive days.  Here... Continue Reading

Top 50 Stories on The Aquila Report for 2016: 31-40

Numbers 31-40 of the top 50 articles for 2016

In keeping with the journalistic tradition of looking back at the recent past, we present the top 50 stories of the year that were read on The Aquila Report site based on the number of hits. We will present the 50 stories in groups of 10 to run on five lists on consecutive days. Here... Continue Reading

Borrowed Conviction

You need to get convinced and get committed.

“The convictions that would bring you into membership in some of the congregations to which those men belong, or in which they find their home, would necessarily exclude you from membership in the congregation in which another serves. You could ask them questions, and in some cases you would get contradictory answers.”   It has... Continue Reading

Top 50 Stories on The Aquila Report for 2016: 41-50

Numbers 41-50 of the top 50 articles for 2016

In keeping with the journalistic tradition of looking back at the recent past, we present the top 50 stories of the year that were read on The Aquila Report site based on the number of hits. We will present the 50 stories in groups of 10 to run on five lists on consecutive days. Here... Continue Reading

Baptists, LGBT Ordination, and the Need for Separation

Wilshire Baptist Church of Dallas Texas recently cast a 577-367 vote to grant LGBT people full church membership.

This issue surfaced when a homosexual congregant was repeatedly nominated for a deacon position, only for said nomination to be obstructed by church bylaws. This, combined with the number of out-of-the-closet gays and lesbians in the congregation’s ranks, compelled the church to devote itself to fourteen weeks of study of the topic, which culminated in the aforementioned vote.

The Aquila Report Introducing New App — Year End Challenge Campaign In Progress

Reformed Churchmen Publications, publisher of The Aquila Report, encourages readers to join it in reaching the goal of matching a challenge grant it has received.

A foundation has generously given The Aquila Report a grant of $7,000. We want to use this grant to challenge our readers to match  this gift with your gifts. As in past years, the foundation gave us permission to use this gift as a way to encourage our readers to support The Aquila Report. In 2015, our readers donated $4,540... Continue Reading

Learn To Serve On The Mission Field By First Serving At Home

If you do not love the lost in your own culture you will have difficulty learning to love them in a new culture.

The experience you gain in serving in your own culture will benefit your ministry on the mission field. Indeed, sinners, cultures and situations are different throughout the globe. However, the joys and the pain you experience will develop a heart and knowledge of service which will benefit your ministry anywhere in the world.   A... Continue Reading

Trueman, Kaiser, Vos and Christ-Centered Preaching

To end a sermon on a moral exhortation is verboden, undermining the message of redemptive-history

“Yes, Geerhardus Vos, whose biblical theological method is the bedrock for much Reformed Christocentric preaching these days, preached non-Christocentric sermons. At least three, at any rate. I have not read all his sermons, but it only takes a few counter-examples to prove that Vos was not the father of modern Christ-centered preaching.”   My three-part... Continue Reading

Dissenters Can’t Take Central Presbyterian Property With Them If They Leave Denomination, Commission Says

The commission has also recommended that church administrators “dissolve the pastoral calls” of Central Presbyterian Church teaching elders

“Dissent over the Presbyterian Church (USA) stance on same-sex marriage and other issues began years ago. Then in 2015 the session — similar to a board of deacons — of Central Presbyterian Church formally requested “dismissal with property” from the Presbyterian Church (USA) in late 2015, saying they wanted to affiliate with the Covenant Order... Continue Reading