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Articles by Tony Reinke

Breaking Through the Despair of Unbelief

Tony Reinke
Breaking Through the Despair of Unbelief
Michael Reeves may now serve as the President of Union School of Theology in Oxford and be recognized as the author of wonderful books like Delighting in the Trinity and Rejoicing in Christ — but those affections for God were hard-won.
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The New Tolerance Must Crumble, Says Don Carson

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The New Tolerance Must Crumble, Says Don Carson
The story of Kim Davis is worth pulling from the heap and revisiting as an opportunity for believers to think through complex issues of Christian faithfulness in a declining culture.
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Rethinking Our Relaxing

Tony Reinke
Rethinking Our Relaxing
How should Christians plan for and enjoy rest and relaxation? We interviewed one author to dig into what the Sabbath means for us today.
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Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon

Tony Reinke
Three Questions to Ask Before Listening to Any Sermon
The world is full of gospels. Having hope and living well depends on being able to hear them all and tell the difference. Here are three simple questions to ask of any sermon.
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The Soul-Shattering Sting of Loneliness

Tony Reinke
The Soul-Shattering Sting of Loneliness
Humans were made for relationships. That makes the sting of loneliness all the more painful. Tony Reinke interviews Peter Leithart on a sensitive topic.
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Top 15 Books of 2015

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Top 15 Books of 2015
What was your favorite new book this year? Here’s our top 15 of 2015.
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What Stops Our Fighting?

Tony Reinke
What Stops Our Fighting?
What causes fights and divisions between believers? James says it is the desires at war within us (and between us). We are all want-ers, and therein is our greatest weakness, and our greatest hope. The key to resolving the fights between us is resolving the desires within us.
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Unsocial Media

Tony Reinke
Unsocial Media
Technology is almost always pulling us away each other into a habitat of loneliness. As Christians, we push back our phones in the morning to protect our solitude to become more authentic people. And we push back our phones during the day in order to build authentic trust with people in our lives.
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The Only FOMO to Fear

Tony Reinke
The Only FOMO to Fear

Missing the boat, missing the bus, missing a spouse, missing a promotion, missing a stock tip, or missing a date with friends — we have all experienced missing out.

And that’s why the fear of missing out (FOMO) is a…

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The Christian’s Pledge of Allegiance

Tony Reinke
The Christian’s Pledge of Allegiance
Does your heart rise when the Apostles’ Creed is read or recited on Sunday morning? Those eighteen lines have lost some of their power over time, but they were once simultaneously the greatest act of rebellion and the greatest act of allegiance. We need to recover our wonder before these truths.
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Enjoy Your Possessions Before They Possess You

Tony Reinke
Enjoy Your Possessions Before They Possess You
So many people fail to enjoy their possessions because their possessions have possessed them. They’re so focused on money and all it can buy that they miss the goodness of the gifts. But God can free us to enjoy what he has given us to the fullest. Here are four ways he does it in the human heart.
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Truth in the Age of Cynicism

Tony Reinke
Truth in the Age of Cynicism

“The age of anxiety has given way to the age of cynicism,” recently wrote 30-year-old composer Mohammed Fairouz. “Among my generation, cynicism is no longer a bad word: it’s being celebrated, and often it’s mistaken for intelligence.”

During World War…

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Four Promises for Our Breakups

Tony Reinke
Four Promises for Our Breakups

Relational breakups hurt. They hurt because we feel rejection from others, but they also hurt because they expose our personal flaws.

When the anger subsides, we search inside to determine what about us failed to meet the expectations of a…

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All I Have Is Christ

Tony Reinke
All I Have Is Christ
It has become a classic to some, and a favorite to many, since its release in 2008. “All I Have Is Christ” was written by Jordan Kauflin and edited by his father. We asked them some questions about the writing of a modern-day classic.
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The Good Samaritan’s Smartphone and the Law of Love

Tony Reinke
The Good Samaritan’s Smartphone and the Law of Love

The statistics are as clear as a red stoplight on a dark night.

Talking on the phone while driving makes you 4-times more likely to get into an accident. Texting while driving makes you 23-times more likely to get into…

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Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning

Tony Reinke
Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning

Our phones now go wherever we go — which is everywhere. And that means most of us sleep with our phones. In the bedroom, our phone wakes us up, tracks our sleep patterns, and makes us available in the event…

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Breaking Free from Insecurity

Tony Reinke
Breaking Free from Insecurity

It was one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, a must-see attraction, stunningly beautiful and majestic — the Taj Mahal of the first century.

The Roman temple of Diana (or the temple of Artemis, as it was known…

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A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days

Tony Reinke
A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days
On the days when my heart feels dull, dry, and drowsy, I turn to one simple prayer from David in Psalm 51:12: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
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Pray for Nepal

Tony Reinke
Pray for Nepal
Saturday afternoon was a dark hour for the people of Nepal. The 7.9 earthquake struck hard, turning the houses into dust in seconds. The historical monumental buildings and some ancient temples were leveled to a stump. The highways were badly damaged. Pray and help are desperately needed.
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Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD

Tony Reinke
Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD

If I am being honest, I have to admit that my iPhone habits have been largely unchecked, undisciplined, and unhealthy. And in a recent survey of 8,000 of our readers, many of you honestly admit the same struggle.

We asked…

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I Know (New Music Video)

Tony Reinke
I Know (New Music Video)

We are honored to launch the new studio video for “I Know” from our friends, Kings Kaleidoscope, off their album Becoming Who We Are.

These lyrics pluck the strings of a deep ache inside each of us:

Every

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Why God Is After Your Joy

Tony Reinke
Why God Is After Your Joy

Why is God so eager to pour his eternal blessing on people like us?

It’s a question too many of us don’t really ask. Life often seems hard and stressful, and we grow blind to God’s present blessings and we…

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Lazy Busy

Tony Reinke
Lazy Busy

My children love the zoo. Surrounded by the concrete wilderness, there comes over them a sudden instinct to act and speak and even gyrate in ways that are animal-like. It’s an exercise in mimicry and communication.

Children love connecting with…

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Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom

Tony Reinke
Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom
Unhealthy Facebook addiction flourishes because we fail to see the cost on our lives. So what are the consequences of boredom-induced compulsive behaviors? Here are three to consider.
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