Reaction To a Sermon: April 25, 2021 “An Invitation to Worship”

Anthony W. Brooks I wanted to react and respond to a recent sermon on worship that was preached at a church I attended over five years ago. This may seem like I am getting personal to you, and you are right. The personal aspect of this post will become apparent. Many of the themes ofContinue reading “Reaction To a Sermon: April 25, 2021 “An Invitation to Worship””

A Primer of Circular Syllogism: Reason and Epistemology

Anthony W. Brooks For as long as man has existed we have asked the same questions. What is the meaning of life? How do we know what we know? Is there a god? Is there life after death? These questions among others make up the complex and robust subheading of philosophy known as epistemology. WhichContinue reading “A Primer of Circular Syllogism: Reason and Epistemology”

Thought Crimes and the Edge of Eternity

Anthony W. Brooks “I the LORD search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” – Jeremiah 17:10 The new trailer for No Quarter November came out this week and keeping with the theme of this month Douglas Wilson said something interesting.Continue reading “Thought Crimes and the Edge of Eternity”

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”

An Open Letter to My Spiritual Father

Anthony W. Brooks I am joyful and frightened to write to you now. It is as if the anxiety I am putting into these words is filling the room. But there has been no greater influence in my life than you my father and mentor. Since I was a child you gave me Christ, filledContinue reading “An Open Letter to My Spiritual Father”

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: Calvinism

Anthony W. Brooks I know, I know, I used the C word. It’s okay, you’ll get over it. Calvinism isn’t all that bad and the caricatures that people make of it aren’t true so you can all calm the Calvinism down. I’m not giving a systematic exposition of the five-points or giving an apologetic onContinue reading “Why I Am A Presbyterian: Calvinism”

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”

Raising Boys to Slay a Dragon

Anthony W. Brooks It’s difficult to say where our culture is taking us, but one thing is for certain. Masculinity is being attacked and replaced by femininity and called masculinity. The church has fallen into this trap and it is causing the church to be without real men who teach young men to become grownContinue reading “Raising Boys to Slay a Dragon”

Bible Review: ESV Creeds and Confessions

Anthony W. Brooks I am not paid to do this, I do it for fun. I love nice Bibles and I love giving them away. In my current library I have over 45 Bibles that I only use on certain assigned days of the Jewish calendar. I have also bought and given away more BiblesContinue reading “Bible Review: ESV Creeds and Confessions”

A Mythical Giant Named Sexism

Anthony W Brooks In a recent conversation on the interwebs “He Who Shall Not Be Named” was memed for the millionth time this month by a professional troll with less than pure intentions. This conversation involved a quote from one of his books on marriage (one of his more controversial topics) and the quote basicallyContinue reading “A Mythical Giant Named Sexism”