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Grace Has Brought Me Safe Thus Far

Grace Has Brought Me Safe Thus Far

Tony Reinke
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

Rethinking Santa

Tony Reinke
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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Piper Addresses Strange Fire and Charismatic Chaos

Tony Reinke
One month ago, John MacArthur hosted a conference titled “Strange Fire.” The conference opposed the so-called “prosperity gospel” and with it the excesses of “charismania.” But somewhere along the way all things charismatic and continuationist got swept up…
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Why We Click Stupid Links

Tony Reinke
By “stupid links,” I mean hyperlinks on the Web that do nothing but tap our kneejerk curiosity. They do little for us because they have little to offer. We click, we read, we watch, and often we feel dumber for…
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You Were Created to Sing

Tony Reinke
God created you in his own image to dream, and work, and laugh, and love, and labor, and hope, and eat, and enjoy the good gifts in this world. “A man is such a noble work of God,” said nineteenth…
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God’s Pleasure in You

Tony Reinke
Does God find pleasure in you? When he looks at you, does he smile? In short, if you’re in Christ, the answer is yes. But the answer to how and why and on what basis needs some explaining. We…
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A Beer with Jesus?

Tony Reinke
Is it a sin for me to drink alcohol? It could be, says Pastor John in today’s episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast. “I’m a default teetotaler,” he says. “And what that means is if I have my choice…
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Why Did God Forbid One Tree in Eden?

Tony Reinke
Of the many trees in the Garden, God banned Adam and Eve from eating from one — just one (Genesis 2:16–17, 3:1–3, 11). Why? John Piper recently gave the question some fresh thinking, which he shares in today’s episode of…
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Cooking for a King: The Story of Jeff Ansorge

Tony Reinke
ST. PAUL, MN — Jeff Ansorge is a trim 40-year-old with buzzed hair and sideburns that are mostly silver and thick eyebrows that are mostly black. He’s a quiet, t-shirted Midwestern guy who can be found on any weekday hard…
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15 Quotes from the C.S. Lewis Conference

Tony Reinke
As we finish uploading all the audio and video of the C.S. Lewis conference online for you in the next few hours, here’s a sampling of fifteen quotes from the conference talks that caught our attention. These will give you…
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A Biblical Theology of Love

Tony Reinke
Love is at the heart of the Bible. God loved us so much he sent his only be-loved Son to love us by blood, so that we would likewise love and treasure this be-loved Son (John 3:16, Revelation…
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Jack’s Typewriter

Tony Reinke

Does God (Really) Desire All to Be Saved?

Tony Reinke
On the extent of who will be saved, the Bible makes two clear points: God desires that all sinners be saved (1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; Ezekiel 18:23; Matthew 23:37). God chose some people from eternity past (the elect)…
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20 Quotes from Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Tony Reinke
Tim Keller has written one of the year’s most important books (a line I seem to recite annually). His newest — Walking with God through Pain and Suffering — is a wise, Christ-centered, comforting book for readers who hurt, and…
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Jack’s Typewriter

Tony Reinke
Thankfully you never saw our big mistake in the C.S. Lewis conference trailer. For the video we hired an actor to play Lewis, to walk through a garden, to look into the sky, and to read a book in a…
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20 Quotes from the Gospel Transformation Bible

Tony Reinke
In about a week, Crossway releases the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. Created and edited by Bryan Chapell and Dane Ortlund, the new study Bible is filled with valuable notes from fifty contributors with the overall aim of helping students…
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For the Church, by the Church

Tony Reinke
Local churches face the challenge of training Christians for local ministry and developing new leaders, but with limited resources. Stepping up to help is the Porterbrook Network, a global theological training ministry based in the United Kingdom and founded by…
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Dragons and Holiness

Tony Reinke
The incredible imaginative power of the human mind connects us. For example, if I mention standing ankle deep in the ocean, many of you can picture this (and maybe feel the dizziness as you watch the water rush past your…
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The Art of Motivation

Tony Reinke
Motivating people to serve is not an easy task. Ask any Christian leader. So what’s the key? This was a question from Josh (a pastor), to John Piper, in today’s Ask Pastor John podcast. Motivation is an art, and like…
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