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Articles by Tony Reinke

Why Rooting Joy in Ministry Success Is Disastrous

Tony Reinke

Is there a greater thrill than to know someone's life has been permanently transformed because you reached out to them?

It is sweet to know your sister was saved through your series of conversations, or that you helped to disciple…

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C. S. Lewis on Queen Elizabeth II

Tony Reinke

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2 June 1953 in London. C. S. Lewis chose not to attend the festivities because the weather was not great, because he did not like crowds, and because he was not in the mood…

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Holy Women Who Hope in God

Tony Reinke

From John Piper's 1986 Mother's Day sermon:

Women who hope in God are women who look away from the troubles and miseries and obstacles of life that seem to make the future bleak, and they focus their attention on…

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Mommy Wars

Tony Reinke

The “Mommy Wars” have found a place in the middle of a cultural discussion, recently appearing on the cover of Time magazine and surfacing in the Mitt Romney presidential run.

But the church is not immune to the temptation of…

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The Joy of Calvinism

Tony Reinke

However the terms are refined, the main tenets of Calvinism are structured around the five-petaled acronym TULIP. But too often missing in this structure is the “sap of delight,” as Pastor John calls it in his biography of Augustine

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The Music Behind All Music

Tony Reinke

The creation surrounding us is the product of the triune God. That is incredible enough. But take one more profound step and we discover, as Pastor John explains in The Pleasures of God, that “creation is an expression of…

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What Sanctification Feels Like

Tony Reinke

From Ray Ortlund's excellent commentary, Proverbs: Wisdom That Works (Crossway, 2012), pages 51–52:

Proverbs 2:1–22 opens a door to every one of us. We all want to grow in Christ. In this passage God is telling us how we can…

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Summers Are for Seeking Christ

Tony Reinke

Memorial Day is here, school is nearly done, and the days are growing longer and hotter. The firstfruits of summer have arrived.

As the summer season approached in 1995, Pastor John reminded his church of the spiritual benefits of summer…

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A Cure for Lame Table Prayers

Tony Reinke

I find it easy to slip into vague gratefulness, and vague gratefulness is as hollow as a light bulb. Mostly I notice this at the dinner table with my family. The vague verbiage I speak over our food is a…

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Motivating Joy

Tony Reinke

Puritan Thomas Watson, A Body of Divinity:

If anything can make us rise off our bed of sloth, and serve God with all our might, it should be this, the hope of our near enjoyment of God forever.

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The Avenger

Tony Reinke

Four superheroes unite in "The Avengers Initiative" — Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and the Iron Man — a collaborative of the world's greatest powers, called together when cosmic evil threatens the planet.

This is the storyline behind the…

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O Mother, Great Is Thy Power

Tony Reinke

Charles Spurgeon, The Sword and Trowel (September, 1873):

The devil never reckons a man to be lost so long as he has a good mother alive. O woman, great is thy power!

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Greater Works Than Jesus

Tony Reinke

In John 14:12 Jesus tells his disciples that believers will do "greater works" than Jesus himself did on earth. Whoa, wait, what?!

So how are believers' works "greater" than Jesus’ works on earth? John Piper explains in this three-minute clip…

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The Goal of Missions

Tony Reinke

John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life (Crossway, 2003), page 162:

Missions exists because worship doesn’t.

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20 Quotes from The Explicit Gospel

Tony Reinke

What follows are 20 quotes that caught my attention as I read Matt Chandler's new book, The Explicit Gospel (Crossway, 2012):

“More often than not, we want him to have fairy wings and spread fairy dust and shine like a…

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15 Tips on Blogging from John Newton

Tony Reinke

John Newton, the slave-trade ship captain turned pastor and hymn-writer, wasn't exactly a blogger. Many of his writings, however, fit in the category of we today would call blogging. He wrote mostly letters — small, topically oriented and experience-based pieces…

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The Purpose of the Universe

Tony Reinke

John Piper, Future Grace (Multnomah, 1995), page 9:

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

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Salt and Like

Tony Reinke

You may have noticed a series of social media buttons on the side of each blog post and resource on the Desiring God website. This post is a little attempt to explain why those buttons, and the statistics they reflect…

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e-Boasting

Tony Reinke

 

Galatians 6:14:

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

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