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God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

Tony Reinke
To escape our bondage to sin, we must come alive to the glory of God in Christ. He’s our only hope. On this theme, theologian Jonathan Edwards was a master. He discovered God’s glory and beauty all over Scripture, and…
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The World’s Joy-Tragedy

The World’s Joy-Tragedy

Tony Reinke
In his classic book Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis delivers a profound insight into the psychological engine that pulls along the drama of history. “All that we call human history — money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery…
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Do We Live in the Matrix? Three Concise Interviews on Continuous Creation

Do We Live in the Matrix? Three Concise Interviews on Continuous Creation

Tony Reinke
The Matrix (1999) is a man-against-the-machine movie about the enslavement of the human race. When we enter the story, human brains have been hardwired together into one supercomputer, forming a single, conscious existence. The machines keep human bodies tranquilized in…
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What We Learn from Nude Reality TV

What We Learn from Nude Reality TV

Tony Reinke
G.K. Chesterton said public nudity is never practical, except on occasions that are entirely artificial. So nude reality TV, it seems, was unavoidable. Several current shows point the camera at the unclothed bodies of technically non-actors. “Buying Naked” (TLC) —…
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The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart

The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart

Tony Reinke
Vincent van Gogh aspired to become a Calvinist pastor, like his dad. He pursued ministry in the Dutch Reformed Church until he hit a roadblock by failing his academic training, and then experienced what personal failure often breeds: disillusionment. He…
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Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Tony Reinke
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 and Lust?

Is Feminine Modesty About Sex and Lust?

Tony Reinke
We assume feminine modesty has to do with sexual provocation, but is that what the Bible actually says?
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12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

Tony Reinke
‘Game of Thrones’ is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers. What should Christians be willing to watch?
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Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter

Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter

Tony Reinke
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

The Joy Seeker’s Idol

Tony Reinke
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

The End of Books

Jon Bloom and Tony Reinke
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

Captured by God’s Beauty

Tony Reinke
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

Walking the Wedding Aisle Without Your Virginity

Tony Reinke
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

Living Out God’s Design for Marriage

Tony Reinke
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)

Have You Found What You’re Looking For? (Easter Sunday)

Tony Reinke
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

20 Quotes on Loneliness

Tony Reinke
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?

Is Tim Keller Weak on Wrath?

Tony Reinke
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

Speaking Truth in Love

Tony Reinke
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

When Conflict Fractures Your Family

Tony Reinke
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)

An All-Consuming Passion for Jesus (Free eBook)

Tony Reinke
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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