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Doubtful Christianity

Anthony W. Brooks It’s a shame. Disappointing. I didn’t see this coming. Why didn’t you talk to someone. These are the responses that are littering the internet whenever a serious Christian icon falls away, “deconstructs”, from Christianity. We always put so much fuel in our faith tanks that comes from these prominent, sometimes mythical, socialContinue reading “Doubtful Christianity”

Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania holds a bible during his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Newscom TagID: rtrleight500223.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]

The Middle Way

Anthony W. Brooks Opinions. What are they? Opinions are not the same as facts, though they are often treated as such. They are dangerous in that regard because, as they are muttered, they invoke emotion that pushes forth a narrative that someone wishes was the reality. As the narrative grows and takes hold of theContinue reading “The Middle Way”

A Call For Unity

Anthony W. Brooks Introduction and Thanks I want to start off with a hearty thanks to everyone who has been reading. Some of you remember my last attempt at penmanship and can recall that that went about as well as Michael Bloomberg’s attempted run for presidency of these United States. This time around I haveContinue reading “A Call For Unity”

How to Handle a Financially Irresponsible Spouse

Cynthia J. Welborn “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, Impartial and sincere.” -James 3:17 Here is a scenario for you. Your partner makes an unauthorized purchase without your consent. You are expecting to have the money to pay the bills or toContinue reading “How to Handle a Financially Irresponsible Spouse”

A Practical Guide To Christian Living: Seeing Things God’s Way

Anthony W. Brooks I annoy my wife. She wants to live a rather normal life and I always have to bring God into everything. She is a good Christian woman, but she believes God can be implied in a situation without having to be overtly expressed. And maybe she’s right. But I want to beContinue reading “A Practical Guide To Christian Living: Seeing Things God’s Way”

A Practical Guide To Christian Living: The Problem of Hypocrisy

Anthony W. Brooks We’ve all heard it said that the Christian Church is a melting pot of hypocrisy, a stage of platitudes that are forgotten as soon as the final amens are sung. The people go home and turn on their computer screens and stare at the skins that are uncovered for their viewing pleasure,Continue reading “A Practical Guide To Christian Living: The Problem of Hypocrisy”

The Dangerous Notion of the Christian Worldview

Anthony W. Brooks I’ve always been a diverse thinker. I have read and thought through divergent opinions that may or may not have had similarities with my own. From dystopian novels, to skeptical allegiances, to radical fundamentalist works all of these views have one thing in common. They all have a starting point. For theContinue reading “The Dangerous Notion of the Christian Worldview”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Worldview Chaos

Anthony W. Brooks I’ve always had a fascination with how people think and perceive the worlds around them. Clear thinking is the friend of liberty, it’s not until you see someone paddling a canoe with a canary that your freedom starts to diminish. What seems to be the problem officer? The problem is that inContinue reading “Worldview Chaos”

All My Fears

Anthony W. Brooks Things must get worse before they can get better. I know that. But I refuse to be a useless bystander living out of a refrigerator box in the alley behind my local post office holding up a sign saying, “Alms for the poor…”. I much prefer the prayer of John Knox “GiveContinue reading “All My Fears”

Why I Am A Presbyterian: Ecclesiology/Church Government

Anthony W. Brooks I try to keep things interesting. I really do. I don’t like throwing out a whole bunch of theology because it can get dry. I, instead, want to speak consistently and let my speech and presuppositions do the convincing. So if you don’t like my style, tough. In a nice way ofContinue reading “Why I Am A Presbyterian: Ecclesiology/Church Government”

A Painful Lesson

Anthony W. Brooks I don’t remember much of it. Maybe my head made an unwanted connection with the steering wheel, maybe just like I don’t remember the white Ford pickup truck coming at me, I didn’t remember what took place afterwards, but all I do remember is forcing my door open and seeing the remainsContinue reading “A Painful Lesson”

Why I Am A Presbyterian: The Covenant

Anthony W. Brooks Introduction In my last installment of Why I Am A Presbyterian I gave some general presuppositions and background to my journey into Presbyterianism. This was to lay a foundation for my thoughts and journey into the Presbyterian church. I discussed, amongst other things, my assumptions before entering the church and how thoseContinue reading “Why I Am A Presbyterian: The Covenant”

Feast on the Word

Anthony W. Brooks “2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation-3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.” – 1 Peter 2:2-3 ESV The Lord is good. We have tasted his salvation and like every Christian you know where that faithContinue reading “Feast on the Word”


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