Why We Do It: The Convictions of a Pregnancy Care Centre

In his life, death, and resurrection, Jesus was not concerned primarily with his own interests, but with ours.

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; In your book were written, every one of them The days that were formed for me, When as yet there was none of them. Psalm 139:13-16. This conviction propels us to treat every woman who enters our doors with the utmost respect and care and to serve her to the... Continue Reading

3 Warning Signs a Leader Is Growing Numb

If you have to manufacture joy because you know people are watching, beware.

As you mature, there are many things you will care less and less about. But a growing leader never cares less about people and less about the mission. If you don’t care for people or the mission as much as you once did, your heart is growing numb.   Because leadership is challenging and never-ending,... Continue Reading

Spurgeon’s Humility

We need an army of leaders whose character is marked by deep humility.

The fruit of Spurgeon’s humility was a reliance upon prayer. Seeing our sin in light of God’s infinite power and holiness leads to an acute awareness of our humble state, which leads to reliance upon prayer. Spurgeon’s life is a testimony to this golden chain of Christian humility.   I recently finished Arnold Dallimore’s biography... Continue Reading

Merry Christmas from The Aquila Report Staff

Merry Christmas from the staff of The Aquila Report

May King Jesus rule in your heart and grant you God’s peace.  Romans 5:1 Merry Christmas from The Aquila Report Staff

Maybe I Need to “Pull a Farel” on Them?

Recall something else about this Farel. He was a real thunderball of a preacher.

After the normal greetings and sharing of news, Farel (like all good preachers do) got straight to the point. He asked Calvin to stay at Geneva and help with the work of the church and the reform of this community. He politely declined Farel’s offer, pointing out he was headed to Strasbourg for his studies.... Continue Reading

How Can You Show Radical Hospitality as an Introvert?

Being quiet and leaving room for other people to talk can be very helpful.

God’s going to use you in all of your differences. What is most lacking in this Christian world is not the need for more extroverts, but the need for more discernment. We need the people who are quietly listening and praying as other people are talking, discerning about things.   How Introverts Fuel Introverts tend... Continue Reading

Hospitality Doesn’t Have to Be a Burden: Open Your Home or Just Your Driveway

If you’re going to love your neighbors you have to start somewhere.

Sharing Christ with our neighbors can be something that’s done over time, as our relationships grow with them. By God’s grace we can pursue deeper and deeper intimacy with our nearby friends. The Holy Spirit can provoke us with a genuine love for them and a desire for them to know Christ in us, the... Continue Reading

“The Bible Answer Man” Turns East: An Unlikely Conversion

Eastern Orthodoxy accepts tradition (though not the authority of the pope) as an equal source of revelation along with the Scriptures.

In an interview, Hank Hanegraaff has said “Nothing has changed in my faith.” But it appears that he will have to broaden his source of authority beyond the Scriptures as he answers the questions of his listeners. We hope he reconsiders his decision and realizes that he has chosen a path that has misled many.  ... Continue Reading

Sex Ed Without the Sex

Unlike many pregnancy groups, the Life Center also works in public schools

“What I found was that the Life Center now touches nearly every part of citizens’ reproductive lives. It instructs public-school kids in sexual mores, intervenes when panicked women find out they’re pregnant, and leads young moms in the ways of Christ-focused parenting.”   Misty Stewart gave the worksheet to every student in the class: “The... Continue Reading

Prison Fellowship Gets New Leader, Entertainment Great James Ackerman

In an interview with The Christian Post, Ackerman said God aligned everything just right for him to take over the reigns of the organization that he has volunteered with for over a decade

“Shortly after meeting Prison Fellowship’s Dick Paulsen at the retreat, Ackerman began making time to go to prisons to use his business and leadership experiences to teach inmates how to write resumes, how to conduct themselves in job interviews and how to budget their time and money. Ackerman also got the opportunity to be mentored... Continue Reading