Articles by Tony Reinke
Who has time to celebrate Advent? That’s my initial thought each year.
But that’s the point. Advent takes time. It cannot be microwaved, it cannot be compressed into 24 hours, and it cannot be sped up to the bustling speed…Continue Reading
The impressive new feature film Lincoln brings with it a high-definition reminder of the tremendous strengths and flaws of, and the challenges faced by, the 16th president of the United States.
One struggle that finds its way into the movie…Continue Reading
The theology of Jonathan Edwards is built around the living, triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
But just how central is the Trinity for Edwards? How early in his life did the Trinity begin shaping his theology? How…Continue Reading
Union with Christ is one of the most essential theological categories in the New Testament. And it may be one of the most overlooked.
Sensing a need, over the last 12 months a flurry of books on union have been…Continue Reading
Men in the church don't read well.
I don’t have statistics or studies to prove this. My conclusion draws from my experience, and from educated intuition. I recently discussed this conclusion with Albert Mohler, and he agreed, "It's a very…Continue Reading
On January 4, 2011, on Twitter, Pastor John wrote:
Marriage. The roots are deep. The covenant is solid. The love is sweet. Life is hard. And God is good.
The quote is a rewrite of what Pastor John wrote in…Continue Reading
Timothy Keller's newest book releases tomorrow — Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work. It's a clear and thoughtful treatment of vocation and calling.
We put Dr. Keller on the line to ask him about the 9…Continue Reading
His plans were frustrated again by a lousy generator. No matter how many times he pulled the rope, it would not start up. He was used to his rented generators stopping intermittently during his itinerant work in these remote parts…Continue Reading
We don’t often talk about our daily enjoyment of God with our friends — a deficiency J. I. Packer picked up some years ago when he compared this trend to the Puritan age:
Communion with God was a great thing…
From Rob Lister’s forthcoming book, God Is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion (Crossway; Nov. 30), pages 255–256:
In the aftermath of the fall, we do not hate sin as we ought, nor do we pursue righteousness…
Any woman who willingly delivers her baby in a harsh and dilapidated hospital in Djibouti is a brave mom. That was Rachel Pieh Jones’s experience on the fourth anniversary of 9/11 when she delivered her daughter. Rachel wrote about her…Continue Reading
I enjoy reading excellent books. And I love talking with the authors who write them. And now I want to share with you my conversations with them.
So I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new podcast from Desiring…Continue Reading
God created the world for his own praise. And that thought is why Oprah Winfrey, Brad Pitt, and the early C. S. Lewis all walked out on God. They all stumbled over God’s self-promotion. So what is the solution to…Continue Reading
Sexual pleasure is too earthy. Enjoying delicious food is too unspiritual.
That’s a two-point outline for a demonic sermon that has no place in any church — so Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 4:1–5.
In fact, in a paradoxical…Continue Reading
Is progressive sanctification complex or simple? We asked biblical counselor David Powlison in our recent trip to the CCEF in Philadelphia. Progressive sanctification is impossibly complicated, he said. And yet there's a biblical simplicity that addresses these complexities of life…Continue Reading