Featured Resources by Tony Reinke

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Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Tony Reinke
Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
Consider the consequences of the smartphone. What is it doing to our minds when we are living with this constant distraction?
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Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?

Tony Reinke
Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?
During the summer, the topic of modesty comes out from hibernation. But with the renewed conversations come many assumptions about modesty, assumptions that are always worth re-thinking. Here’s the main assumption: Feminine modesty is about sexual provocation. If a woman’s
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12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

Tony Reinke
12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers. Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity and pornography? What should Christians be willing to watch?
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Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter

Tony Reinke
Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter
Down the valley from Kathmandu, the ancient capital of Nepal, rests an even older city. In Bhaktapur, the timeworn traditions of Hinduism sink as deep into the dry soil as the white-capped Himalayan Mountains rise in the background. Bhaktapur looks…
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The Joy Seeker’s Idol

Tony Reinke
The Joy Seeker’s Idol
We were made to enjoy God. That’s the message of Desiring God, and we believe it’s the message of the Bible. But if we’re honest, we don’t always feel joy. For most of our lives it seems we feel mediocre…
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The End of Books

Jon Bloom and Tony Reinke
The End of Books
Why is reading so important to Christianity? How is the Internet changing the way we read? How can we become better readers? These questions, and other critical topics about literacy, were addressed by Desiring God’s own Tony Reinke in an…
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Captured by God’s Beauty

Tony Reinke
Captured by God’s Beauty
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) has been called one of America’s greatest artists, an innovator who painted with ideas. “There are many reasons to regard Edwards as an original and venturesome thinker,” claims Michael McClymond in his landmark book The Theology of
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Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity

Tony Reinke
Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity
What would Pastor John say to a man or woman preparing for marriage who struggle with regret related to past sexual mistakes and their current consequences?
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Living Out God’s Design for Marriage

Tony Reinke
Living Out God’s Design for Marriage
Complementarity is a big label we use for God’s full design for marriage, and several excellent books help to explain what it all means. But another way to witness God’s design for marriage is to pull up a chair and…
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Have You Found What You’re Looking For? (Easter Sunday)

Tony Reinke
Have You Found What You’re Looking For? (Easter Sunday)
Like children scattering around a yard for Easter eggs, you and I are on a hunt. We all hunt. Our thirsty souls rummage through every nook and cranny of this world, in search of shiny pleasures and saccharine delights. Every…
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20 Quotes on Loneliness

Tony Reinke
20 Quotes on Loneliness
Loneliness can be an embarrassing topic we don’t like to talk about or admit to. Yet all of us are familiar with it, to some degree, because loneliness is an inescapable consequence of the fall. No surprise, readers request more…
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Is Tim Keller Weak on Wrath?

Tony Reinke
Is Tim Keller Weak on Wrath?
I may have been the first blogger to accuse Tim Keller publicly for what I perceived to be his passive (and weak) view of God’s wrath in the wake of his book, The Reason For God (2008). My response was…
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I Know the Plans I Have for You

Tony Reinke
Jeremiah 29:11 is a precious verse to many: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lᴏʀᴅ, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” So how can Gentile John…
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Speaking Truth in Love

Tony Reinke
Speaking Truth in Love
God has called you to serve me, and me to serve you, by speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). This mutual ministry is what drives me to write truth, and to read and listen to truth from friends. But…
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When Conflict Fractures Your Family

Tony Reinke
When Conflict Fractures Your Family
The mission of Desiring God is helping people all around the globe find joy in Jesus Christ. So many things undermine and destroy joy, maybe none more so than disharmony in our homes and families. So what things are most
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An All-Consuming Passion for Jesus (Free eBook)

Tony Reinke
An All-Consuming Passion for Jesus (Free eBook)
Thousands of college students wait silently in a dark auditorium as you make your way to the podium, under the spotlight. What will you say? What will you offer them? When he climbs the stage at Passion2014 in Atlanta this…
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Grace Has Brought Me Safe Thus Far

Tony Reinke
Grace Has Brought Me Safe Thus Far
This first weekend of 2014 affords many of us an opportunity to hit “pause” on this busy opening week and to reflect, backward and forward, on our own lives. Essential at the beginning of every new year is to set…
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Rethinking Santa

Tony Reinke
Rethinking Santa
With Christmas quickly approaching, several Ask Pastor John podcast listeners filled the mailbag with Santa-related questions. Corbin, a listener from Gainesville, Georgia, asked: “Pastor John, should parents allow their children to believe Santa Claus is bringing them gifts on Christmas?”…
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The Allure of Middle-Earth

Tony Reinke
More than seventy-five years after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, the glory and majesty of Middle-earth continues to draw millions of readers, and more recently, moviegoers. This week, theaters prepare for Friday’s opening of the acclaimed new movie The
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The Hopes and Fears of All the Years

Tony Reinke
Bethlehem was, is, and likely always will be, just a small town — a small town steeped in ancient history. In the first century, the historical marker at the center of town — if they posted such historical markers —…
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My Joy and God’s Holiness: Friends or Foes?

Tony Reinke
Happiness and holiness are inseparable. True holiness is unattainable without true happiness. Happiness is part of holiness — even the essence of holiness. But there’s an even deeper connection between our happiness and holiness, and it’s rooted in God’s…
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Are You Chasing Happiness or Holiness?

Tony Reinke
Such a question actually reveals a common mistake of pitting holiness and happiness against each other. “God is more interested in you being holy than happy,” so the line goes. One of my favorite theologians falls prey to this subtle…
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