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What Your Passions Say About You

Tony Reinke
Actions speak louder than words — but desires speak loudest. The pursuit of pleasure is what drives all our actions and decisions, driving us into relationships, driving us to watch football, driving us toward excellence at work. We authentically pursue…
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Your Life in God’s Theater

Tony Reinke
Theology is inherently theatrical — there’s a stage (creation), a script (Scripture), a main Actor (our Triune God), secondary actors (the Church), and a historical plot (creation, fall, redemption, and restoration). Which is to say the work of theology is…
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Life in God’s Cosmic Theater: An Interview with Kevin Vanhoozer

Tony Reinke and Kevin Vanhoozer
Theology is inherently theatrical — there’s a stage (creation), a script (Scripture), a main Actor (our Triune God), secondary actors (the Church), and a historical plot (creation, fall, redemption, and restoration). Which is to say the work of theology is…
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Work Like an Arminian, Sleep Like a Calvinist?

Tony Reinke
It was the topic of Ask Pastor John episode 143, and it became the most played episode we released in the last two weeks. The slogan, “work like an Arminian, sleep like a Calvinist,” initially may sound humorous, but…
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Why We Really Sleep In

Tony Reinke
Recent studies say hitting the snooze button is bad for our bodies. But studies won’t get us out of bed. Elise Snickers was a college student pursuing a career in a psychology when she wrote a letter to 54-year-old C.S…
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Take Christ As Your Motto

Tony Reinke
Wikipedia can be misleading. August 4, not July 24, marks the annual birthday of slave trader-turned-pastor John Newton (1725–1807). The date change is due to an 11-day shift in the calendar adopted in 1750 which pushed all previous dates forward.…
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How Do I Know I’m Saved? (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
In the 4,300 emails you have sent us, one of the most common questions we have received for the Ask Pastor John podcast is about assurance: How can I know I'm saved? On Monday we released Pastor John’s response (…
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Porn, Pride, and Praise

Tony Reinke
According to a study by Covenant Eyes, roughly half of all professing Christian men and one-fifth of all professing Christian women admit to being porn addicts. Other reports indicate the problem could be even more extensive. Whatever the exact numbers…
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Porn, Pride, and Praise: An Interview with Heath Lambert (22 Minutes)

Heath Lambert and Tony Reinke
According to a study by Covenant Eyes, roughly half of all professing Christian men and one-fifth of all professing Christian women admit to being porn addicts. Other reports indicate the problem could be even more extensive. Whatever the exact numbers…
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Desiring God for God

Tony Reinke
Green Mount Cemetery is a 174-year-old, 60-acre plot of land in downtown Baltimore. It stands like a fortress, separated from the city and her bustle by a thick stone wall perimeter. Through a narrow stone archway entrance and inside the…
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J.I. Packer’s Conversion

Tony Reinke
Just this week, J.I. Packer celebrated his 87th birthday. We asked him to explain the formative role and influence of C.S. Lewis’s writings on his teen years, his conversion, and his later ministry, which he explains in this three-minute video…
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Trayvon, Race, and Gospel Ministry (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
Excepting a few tweeted links to various articles, Pastor John didn’t write anything new himself in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. In a Q&A discussion this week at the Campus Outreach Global Staff…
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Patriotism and the Pilgrim

Tony Reinke
Today is July 4th — Independence Day here in the United States. And recently an Ask Pastor John podcast listener emailed to ask: “Pastor John, obviously, as Christians, we are to live as pilgrims on this earth. But is there…
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Faith for Future Calamity

Faith for Future Calamity

Tony Reinke
Between the ages of 6 and 18, young John Piper attended White Oak Baptist Church in Greenville, South Carolina. He and his family made White Oak their church home while John’s father was on the road frequently as a traveling…
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Is My Boyfriend’s Porn a Marriage Deal-Breaker? (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
We released ten new episodes in the past two weeks, and what follows are brief transcribed excerpts from each (click on the hyperlinked titles to listen). As a brief programing note, during the month of July we will be releasing…
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Thanking God with Piper, Chandler, and Storms

Tony Reinke
It’s now been three months since John Piper transitioned from the local-church pastorate to full-time “wider” ministry through Desiring God. The church gathered on April 14 for an appreciation and recommissioning service for her beloved Pastor John. There Piper gave…
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20 Quotes from Finally Free

Tony Reinke
The following quotes were taken from Heath Lambert’s excellent forthcoming book, Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace (Zondervan; August 8), now available for pre-order. “Every instance of treasuring images of sexual immorality in our hearts, every…
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The Introvert Pastor

Tony Reinke
Jared Wilson is an introvert and a pastor, which in some circles is an irreconcilable paradox. So how exactly does a pastor wisely lead people when his energy is so quickly depleted by being around people? This is one of…
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The Introvert Pastor: An Interview with Jared Wilson

Tony Reinke and Jared Wilson
Jared Wilson is an introvert and a pastor, which in some circles is an irreconcilable paradox. So how exactly does a pastor wisely lead people when his energy is so quickly depleted by being around people? This is one of…
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Laboring in the Hills of Tennessee (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
Much has happened in the past two weeks. The Ask Pastor John podcast recently reached the 1 millionth play milestone. Pastor John and his family moved temporarily from the lakes of Minnesota to the hills of Tennessee (see episodes…
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Dying Well: One Woman’s Extraordinary Story

Tony Reinke
Margaret Magdalen Jasper (1752–1789) doesn’t have a Wikipedia page. Google her name and you’ll find almost nothing about her life. What she looked like is a mystery. She wasn’t famous in her day, and she’s still not famous in our…
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One Million Plays Later (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
Since launching the Ask Pastor John podcast in mid-January, we have released 112 episodes. And last weekend the podcast surpassed one million plays, which is a great time to hit pause and thank everyone who has been listening to the…
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Behind the Blog: Christian Dating

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, and Marshall Segal

Manhood Restored

Tony Reinke
Our all-sufficient Savior is many things, including a perfect model of masculinity. This point is a significant theme in Eric Mason’s new book Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole. Mason joined me to talk more about his…
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