A Practical Guide To Christian Living: The Gospel and Repentance

Anthony W. Brooks ⚠️ Long Post In the last Installment of this series I discussed a practical understanding of being born again. In this one we will discuss what the Gospel is (what are we believing in) and repentance (how we continue in that believing by turning from sin). So we will be basically hittingContinue reading “A Practical Guide To Christian Living: The Gospel and Repentance”

God Created… End of Story

Anthony W. Brooks I love arguing. It’s what I do best. A majority of the time I’m a quiet soul who listens and perceives people’s way of thinking, then when I start to talk it is usually to counter a point I disagree with. Yes, I’m that guy. Usually when we talk about the ChristianContinue reading “God Created… End of Story”

A Practical Guide To Christian Living: Understanding Salvation

Anthony W. Brooks In churches I’ve attended in the past there was a teaching that, unfortunately, has made headway in churches all over the country. This teaching is the existence of what is called the “carnal Christian” or the Christian who isn’t being sanctified. While they are teaching this they teach the doctrine of regenerationContinue reading “A Practical Guide To Christian Living: Understanding Salvation”

A Practical Guide To Christian Living- An Introduction

Anthony W. Brooks The Idea There’s an idea here that I want to try to flesh out. I have had the privilege to work with a man going through a nasty divorce. At the beginning he was more of a Practical deist with no idea where to start to find answers to his questions. HeContinue reading “A Practical Guide To Christian Living- An Introduction”

Why We Need to Pay Attention to No Quarter November

Anthony W. Brooks I’ve been reading Douglas Wilson for a few years now. Since I’ve entered the Reformed world there has been one name under heaven by which all people screech in division and this name is Doug Wilson. Since I’ve been teaching I’ve tried to be balanced, agreeing where I can agree and callingContinue reading “Why We Need to Pay Attention to No Quarter November”

Why I Am A Presbyterian: The Eschatology of Worship

Anthony W. Brooks I never envisioned being at a church that believes that we worship at the throne of God… It never crossed my mind. Why worship God unless we are in his presence to do so? Eschatology is normally limited to debates about the millennium… most people don’t know that eschatology proper can referContinue reading “Why I Am A Presbyterian: The Eschatology of Worship”

R.I.P. Evangelicalism

Anthony W. Brooks I am tired. I am tired of pretending that evangelicalism is anything more than political grandstanding. The church and the Christian Faith must be more than this. When did it become okay to say the pledge of allegiance in a worship service, or sing the National Anthem? When did this become theContinue reading “R.I.P. Evangelicalism”

God, Foreknowledge, and Our Monkey Dance

Anthony W. Brooks A question was asked me in response to my last Apologetics article on unbelief (you can read that one here). The question came from a rather inquisitive woman who I believe to be sincere in her thinking, so I wanted to answer at length here on the blog. The question is this.Continue reading “God, Foreknowledge, and Our Monkey Dance”

Why I Am A Presbyterian: Worship: An Introduction

Anthony W. Brooks On this fifth installment of Why I Am A Presbyterian I want to lay out my case for Presbyterian Worship. Starting here I began a series on the reasons I came into the Presbyterian church and why I was convinced, over time, that it is the most faithful form of Christianity thatContinue reading “Why I Am A Presbyterian: Worship: An Introduction”

The Nonsense of Unbelief

Anthony W. Brooks This is a Christian Thought Blog. So it is safe to say that there will be Christian Thoughts. So in the spirit of Christian thought I want to share my thoughts, the thoughts of a Christian, and expect you to be okay with it. Of course, you should expect that my thoughtsContinue reading “The Nonsense of Unbelief”

Hello from a White, Heterosexual, Cisgender Male

Anthony W. Brooks Trigger warning! I said hello. For all of you who think I’m not being sensitive enough to other cultures who speak not my native tongue, this warning goes out to you. I am speaking English and I hope you are offended. Now with that said let’s move on to the point. IContinue reading “Hello from a White, Heterosexual, Cisgender Male”

A Different Type of Christianity

Anthony W. Brooks Moralism. Moralism is the word I was looking for. Not the type of moralism that accepts morality as being absolute, but the type of moralism that judges others by a standard higher than actually exists. This is what I’m condemning. I was always told as a child “You may be the onlyContinue reading “A Different Type of Christianity”

You Need to Read

Anthony W. Brooks We’ve all tried it. Starting in Genesis we will make it at a swift pace and work our way through creation and the flood. Abraham receiving the sign from God… Lot being rescued from the city as God rains down fire from heaven… then we may or may not read the genealogiesContinue reading “You Need to Read”

A Holy Place of God

Anthony W. Brooks What is a holy place? Surely there are many holy places. There is the Holy Land that God gave Israel and where Jesus lived, taught, and died. Where he was resurrected and ascended. Where the church began and where there have been numerous “holy wars” fought. But this is not what IContinue reading “A Holy Place of God”