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Vote As Though Not Voting

Tony Reinke
It is easy to misinterpret the place of voting in the Christian life. For example, a recent StarTribune headline announced that Pastor John was "opting out of the marriage fight" in Minnesota. That is not the case (and today's counterpoint…
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Homosexuality and the Church’s Holy Tension

Tony Reinke
Robert A. J. Gagnon, on the final pages of his opus, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press, 2001), pens important words about the challenges ahead for the church. The core proclamation of the gospel declares that…
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What’s At Stake in the Homosexuality Debate

Tony Reinke
The stakes could not be higher in the homosexuality debate, because — to put it rather bluntly — homosexual activity is a sin that parallels idolatry. The Apostle Paul seems to draw this connection in Ephesians 5:5 and Colossians 3:5…
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A Father's Day Poem

Tony Reinke
Pastor John originally penned this poem when Noël’s father, George Henry, passed away. He would later dedicate it to his own father, William Piper, when he died. It is a standing reminder of the profound gift of a godly father’s…
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Learning Fatherhood From the Father of Fatherhood

Tony Reinke
In Ephesians 3:14–15, Paul prays, "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father [patēr], from whom every family [patria] in heaven and on earth is named." In the Greek it is easy to pick…
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Biblical Manhood and Womanhood on Display

Tony Reinke
Writes John Piper in his book, A Sweet and Bitter Providence (Crossway, 2010), page 132: The story of Ruth and Boaz is the kind of story that can awaken and feed the masculine and feminine soul in ways that we…
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What the Psalms Do

Tony Reinke
From Pastor John's sermon, “Songs that Shape the Heart and Mind” (May 25, 2008): If you read the Psalms only for doctrine, you’re not reading them for what they are. They are psalms, songs, poetry. They’re musical, and…
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The Essence of Christian Hedonism

Tony Reinke
John Piper, Desiring God, page 18: The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. (Design submitted by Jennifer Knight.) ______________ Previous quote images — Holy Women Who Hope in God (Jennifer Knight) The Rock-Solid…
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Is a Wife's Submission Culturally Outdated?

Tony Reinke
In our egalitarian culture, the debate over a wife’s submission to her husband is not going away anytime soon. Of course we start with Scripture, and the Bible is clear in calling the first-century Greco-Roman wife to submit to her…
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The Book of 2 Corinthians in 42 Tweets

Tony Reinke
The Apostle Paul and the Corinthian church had a complicated relationship, and Second Corinthians is a personal letter from Paul that captures the tension. It's a letter that speaks to ministry, leadership, and preaching, and it's a letter that speaks…
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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
C. S. Lewis on Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in London on June 2, 1953. C. S. Lewis chose not to attend the festivities because the weather was poor, because he hated crowds, and because he was not in the mood to dress up…
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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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Behind the Blog: From the Umbrian Hills of Italy

Tony Reinke
We return to the studio to look back at a few blog highlights from the last week and open with Russell Moore’s post, Fake Love, Fake War, and the story of how the post originated in a bumpy bus on…
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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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The Rock-Solid Foundation of Christian Hedonism

Tony Reinke
John Piper, Desiring God (Multnomah, 2011), 10: God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him. (Design submitted by Jacob Abshire.)
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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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20 Quotes from Father Hunger

Tony Reinke
What follows is a collection of 20 quotes that caught my attention as I read Douglas Wilson’s new book, Father Hunger: Why God Calls Men to Love and Lead Their Families (Thomas Nelson, 2012): "In human history, there will never…
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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. (Design
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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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Workloads, Busyness, and Time-Hoarding

Tony Reinke
From Lydia Brownback's new book, A Woman’s Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything (Crossway, 2012), pages 170–171: The way we use our time is always going to be shaped by how we view our time. Do we…
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