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”

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”

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”

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”

Kuyperian By Default

Anthony W. Brooks “No single piece of our mental world is to be sealed off from the rest and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’” -Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) As we come upon the 100th anniversary ofContinue reading “Kuyperian By Default”

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: 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”

Why I am a Presbyterian: Intro and Background

Anthony W. Brooks In this Sabbath Day musing I will be starting a series of posts on why I am a Presbyterian. But don’t take this musing as an attempt to convert anyone over to my side, I believe that my experience and train of thought is subjective and can hardly be the vehicle ofContinue reading “Why I am a Presbyterian: Intro and Background”

And The Wheels Keep Turning: Optimism Defined

Anthony W. Brooks It’s easy for us to read the local paper and see that the world is burning. The only questions left for us is when are the Everglades going to finish there slow descent into annihilation, when is California going to float over to North Korea, and when is Joe Biden going toContinue reading “And The Wheels Keep Turning: Optimism Defined”

The Depravity of Man in the Council of Eternity

Anthony W. Brooks I consider myself a theologian not a Theologian. All Christians are called to be theologians, but a certain few achieve the credentials necessary to be called Theologian proper. Part of this call for the average man of Gondor in the pew is to realize the utter sinfulness of his condition. It isContinue reading “The Depravity of Man in the Council of Eternity”