Featured Resources by Tony Reinke

All Resources by Tony Reinke

The Majestically Impassible Passion of God

Tony Reinke
From Rob Lister’s forthcoming book, God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion (Crossway; Nov. 30), pages 255–256: In the aftermath of the fall, we do not hate sin as we ought, nor do we pursue righteousness…
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Behind the Blog: Pilot

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
"Behind the Blog" pulls back the curtain and goes backstage at desiringGod.org. David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke aim to serve regular readers with backstories on the blog's best content, notes about what's in the works, and updates…
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Christian Leadership: An Interview with Dr. Albert Mohler

Tony Reinke
In the new episode of the Authors on the Line podcast, we put Dr. Albert Mohler on the line to discuss Christian leadership in the secular world and to talk about his new book, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles
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Christians Leading in the Secular World: An Interview with Dr. Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler and Tony Reinke
In the fifth episode of the Authors on the Line podcast, we put Dr. Albert Mohler on the line to discuss Christian leadership in the secular world and to talk about his new book, The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles
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Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God

John Piper and Tony Reinke
Disabilities break into life in various forms: as the product of genetic misalignments in the womb, as the result of tragic and regrettable accidents, as the byproducts of infectious disease, and from the degenerative effects of old age. They affect joints, bones, nervous systems, lungs…
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Homosexuality and the Modern Church

Tony Reinke
In modern cultures like America, every Christian is faced with the problem of homosexuality. Churches are pulled into the tension, too, because “there is no demilitarized zone in the homosexual debate.” Shrugging isn’t an option. The implications are all around…
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Same-Sex Temptations in the Church: An Interview with Robert Gagnon

Robert Gagnon and Tony Reinke
Dr. Robert Gagnon is a professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a man who has for many years bravely addressed homosexuality from a biblical and theological perspective. In 2002 he published a 500-page book The Bible and
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The Church in a Homosexual Culture: An Interview with Robert Gagnon

Robert Gagnon and Tony Reinke
Dr. Robert Gagnon is a professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a man who has for many years bravely addressed homosexuality from a biblical and theological perspective. In 2002 he published a 500-page book The Bible and
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Ripping the Heart Out of Sunday Worship

Tony Reinke
Why do we attend church on Sundays? Fundamentally, we come to church starved for God. Coming with our need, we seek God in our worship and in hearing the word faithfully preached. We arrive at church with a God-sized…
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Tiger Mom, Brave Mom, or Desperate Mom?

Tony Reinke
Any woman who willingly delivers her baby in a harsh and dilapidated hospital in Djibouti is a brave mom. That was Rachel Pieh Jones’s experience on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 when she delivered her daughter. Rachel wrote about her…
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Delighting in the Trinity

Tony Reinke
In this second episode of the Authors on the Line podcast I talk with author, theologian, and historian Michael Reeves about his new book Delighting in the Trinity (IVP, 2012). We discuss the nature of God in three persons, why…
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Delighting in the Trinity: An Interview with Michael Reeves

Michael Reeves and Tony Reinke
In this second episode of the Authors on the Line podcast I talk with author, theologian, and historian Michael Reeves about his new book Delighting in the Trinity (IVP, 2012). We discuss the nature of God in three persons, why…
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Why God Is Not Vain to Seek Praise

Tony Reinke
In his recent sermon on Christian Hedonism, Pastor John recounts the day he first discovered C. S. Lewis’s answer to the dilemma of why God, in demanding that he be praised, "was not like an old vain woman seeking…
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Go to Church Starved for God

Tony Reinke
How should we arrive at our church gathering today? Starved for God, John Piper says in this 2-minute clip from his most recent sermon on Christian Hedonism: This excerpt was taken from the recent sermon, "God Is Most…
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New Podcast: Authors on the Line

Tony Reinke
I enjoy reading excellent books. And I love talking with the authors who write them. And now I want to share with you my conversations with them. So I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast from Desiring…
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Charity and Its Fruits: An Interview with Kyle Strobel About Love and Jonathan Edwards

Tony Reinke and Kyle Strobel
In this inaugural episode, we put Jonathan Edwards scholar Kyle Strobel on the line. He recently edited a new version of Edwards’s classic work Charity and Its Fruits: Living in the Light of God's Love (Crossway, 2012). Our conversation focuses…
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Every Morning There’s War in the Piper Household

Tony Reinke
Jesus is the most valuable treasure in the world, John Piper reminds us in the following sermon excerpt from his recent sermon. “The fight of faith is the fight for joy,” he says. “I wake up every morning and…
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Why Oprah and Brad Pitt Deserted God (And Why You Shouldn't)

Tony Reinke
God created the world for his own praise. And that thought is why Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and the early C. S. Lewis all walked out on God. They all stumbled over God’s self-promotion. So what is the solution to…
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God Created Food and Sex for Believers

Tony Reinke
Sexual pleasure is too earthy. Enjoying delicious food is too unspiritual. That’s a two-point outline for a demonic sermon that has no place in any church — so Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 4:1–5. In fact, in a paradoxical…
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What’s My Church For?

Tony Reinke
In 2004 John Piper wrote the following in his article, “How God and Christians Treasure Christ”: The central experience of the universe and the Christian life — namely, treasuring Christ — is sustained in churches. God has ordained…
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Is Sanctification Complex or Simple?

Tony Reinke
Is progressive sanctification complex or simple? We asked biblical counselor David Powlison in our recent trip to the CCEF in Philadelphia. Progressive sanctification is impossibly complicated, he said. And yet there's a biblical simplicity that addresses these complexities of life…
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The Bedrock Under Christian Hedonism

Tony Reinke
What foundational biblical texts provide the bedrock for Christian hedonism, the idea that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him? This was a question asked of Pastor John in a discussion recorded back…
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20 Quotes from Eyes Wide Open

Tony Reinke
The following quotes are taken from Steve DeWitt's outstanding book, Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything (Credo House, 2012). “Created beauty eclipses God’s beauty in the desire factory of man’s heart. It is a case of mistaken identity. Every…
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How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage?

Tony Reinke
In his new book on holiness, Kevin DeYoung devotes an entire chapter to the pressing issue of sexual morality (chapter 8), and a large portion of that chapter addresses Christians who are dating or courting. So what would he…
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