Blog Posts by Tony Reinke
Sin in Eden knocked all creation into chaos. Sin at Babel marked the collective pride of mankind. And while every sin is an act of God-rejection, humanity’s wickedness reaches new heights in the horrifying events of Good Friday.
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In the UK a few years back a group of church leaders used a Maundy Thursday church service to do something extraordinary. As people entered the church for the Thursday gathering of Holy Week, elders greeted them on their knees…Continue Reading
The Book of Psalms is an amazing gift to the church. Says John Piper, “The Psalms, more intentionally than any other book of the Bible, is designed to carry, express, and shape our emotions, to give vent to them —…Continue Reading
How did C. S. Lewis bungle The Chronicles of Narnia?
For some critics, a major flaw is the way he interrupts the flow of the story by butting into the story as the narrator. You may remember it is Lewis…Continue Reading
Five years ago this month journalist Collin Hansen published his first book: Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey with the New Calvinists (Crossway, 2008). True to its title, the book is a travelogue of Collin’s journey across the country documenting…Continue Reading
I know God disciplines me, because the Bible tells me so, but how do I know when I am personally experiencing God’s discipline for my sin?
This question surfaced this week on the Ask Pastor John podcast. In part of …Continue Reading
Today we launch a new devotional eBook, Love to the Uttermost: Devotional Readings for Holy Week. Beginning Palm Sunday (March 24) through Easter Sunday (March 31), we invite you to join us in focusing on the self-giving love of…Continue Reading
Pastor John recently tweeted, “Christian relationships have this as their goal: to help each other stay satisfied in God.” To learn more about how this gets worked out in practice, we asked him. In part, he said this:
In the fall of 1782, a 57-year-old man walked the docks of Deptford, a South London port on the Thames river. Thirty miles inland from the sea, the port was the home of the Royal Navy Dockyards, and the man…Continue Reading
Why is our first inclination to run our sins into the dark shadows and hide like Adam tucked up against a tree trunk?
We find it natural to hide our sins, even as Christians, but such an act contradicts our…Continue Reading
In 1999, Rosaria Champagne Butterfield was a tenured English professor at Syracuse University, a skeptic of all things Christian, and in a committed lesbian relationship. Her academic specialty was Queer Theory, a postmodern form of gay and lesbian studies.
This week we released episodes 24–28 in the Ask Pastor John podcast. In one of those new episodes we asked John Piper a question about personal Bible reading: must we come away from our Bible reading with a life application…Continue Reading
It was another full week in the Ask Pastor John podcast series, and we covered a few of the more difficult questions of Christian Hedonism.
First, we asked Pastor John whether there are times in the Christian life when —…Continue Reading
“How good is God,” wrote Jonathan Edwards, “that he has created man for this very end, to make him happy in the enjoyment of himself, the Almighty, who was happy from the days of eternity in himself … that he…Continue Reading
Christian marriage has been caught up into the cosmic drama of the gospel.
In this first Authors on the Line podcast of 2013 we talk with Bible scholar G. K. Beale, the Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at…Continue Reading
How easy is it to detach our marriages from the finished work of Christ?
This may be due to living in a society where marriage is ever pressed into molds defined by the increasing unbelief around…Continue Reading
A week ago, John Piper celebrated his 67th birthday. On his birthday, we asked him about his prayer for this new chapter of ministry.
“I really do feel remarkably vulnerable to distraction because of the lifting of certain pressures,” he…Continue Reading
If Scripture didn’t say it, I wouldn’t either. But it’s true. In four places in Scripture we read that Jesus, the Son of God himself, raised his voice in worship.1
Which is immediately confusing on one level.…Continue Reading