My name is Collin Brooks. I am the senior pastor at Redeemer Christian Fellowship, serving the people of God in Roswell, New Mexico.
I started this website to supplement my ministry. I wanted to minister to my church and to all of my Christian friends through the use of an apologetic blog, wherein I regularly challenge cultural issues, false doctrines, and attempt to provide a sound understanding of Scripture.
The name Resisting the Winds comes from Ephesians 4:11-15. In it, Paul tells the Ephesians that the offices within the church-including that of the pastor, have been given to the church by Jesus Christ to equip the Saints for ministry and to edify believers, growing one another into a more mature faith. This maturity is necessary, the Apostle says, so that we will not be “children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes” (ESV).
Paul utilizes a brilliant and powerful analogy. False doctrines and the deceitful cunning of the world comes over us like a storm. We must stand on the Rock, Christ Jesus, in order to be anchored in the waves. We must be firmly rooted in Scripture, mature in our faith, in order to resist the winds of false doctrine and human deceit.
This blog is my attempt to assist Christians in resisting those winds.