Lard’s Quarterly is one of the most under-rated journals in the history of the Restoration Movement. Though it only lasted 4 ½ years, it didn’t cease publication due to quality! With writers like Moses Lard (whose commentary on Romans has never gone out of print), J.W. McGarvey (whose two complete commentaries on Acts have never gone out of print), C.L. Loos, George W. Longan, J.W. Cox, James Challen, I.B. Grubbs, and others, how could it be!
The topics covered in just this first volume are as relevant today as they were then. Instrumental music in worship, fellowship with denominations, creeds, the meaning and importance of baptism, the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Christian—these all could find a place in the religious journals of Christians today.