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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.

(Design submitted by Karalee Reinke.)

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Christ + Something = Insult

Tony Reinke

The following excerpt is transcribed from handwritten sermon notes by John Piper from a message he preached at Perlacher Chapel in Munich, Germany on June 24, 1973. Before digging into Ephesians 1–2, he opened with these words:

The plight of…

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Pray for Jerry Bridges

Tony Reinke

Today Jerry Bridges (82) underwent a scheduled heart surgery in Colorado Springs.

He explained the procedure in an email last month. "I am scheduled to have heart surgery on April 12 to repair or replace the Mitral Valve. Ordinarily, this…

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Our Tears Are Being Undone

Tony Reinke

Tears sum up everything gone wrong in this fallen world. Grief, frustration, pain, disappointment, loss, stress, tragedy, disaster, regret, mourning, depression, lament, brokenness, abandonment — all of it can be expressed through the universal language of tears.

We need no…

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Heaven and Hedgehogs

Tony Reinke

A small emergency struck our home last week when my 4-year-old son’s favorite hedgehog stuffed animal went missing.

The hope of finding him was beginning to shrink with every search under the couch and with every sweep under the bed.…

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Reading Literature

Tony Reinke

In an article written several decades back, Pastor John explained the value of reading richly descriptive literature to develop a vibrant language of theology. He encourages theology students to sometimes pick up great literature and poets like Wordsworth to catch…

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Our Gold, His Glory

Tony Reinke

It would be difficult to find a better summary of what Desiring God is all about than from this quote taken from the writings of Puritan Thomas Watson:

We glorify God by working out our own salvation. God has twisted…

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I Exist to...

Tony Reinke

...what? What drives you?

John Piper says, "I exist to to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ." This is the mission of John Piper, the mission…

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