Featured Resources by Tony Reinke

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God’s Sovereignty and Personal Compassion in Public Tragedy

Tony Reinke
In light of various tragedies in the news, I asked Pastor John a few weeks ago how he personally reconciles what appears to be two conflicting responses when public tragedy occurs: (1) his compassion towards those who suffer and (2)…
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Behind the Blog: Good People

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

How Introverted Pastors Love

Tony Reinke
MINNEAPOLIS — It’s no secret John Piper is an introvert. This week 75 pastors and ministry leaders gathered together as a local chapter of TGC Twin Cities to hear Pastor John share about his 33 years of ministry. One of…
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Why the Ascension of Jesus Matters

Tony Reinke
The ascension of Jesus is celebrated 40 days after his resurrection, the date when he departed from earth and returned bodily to heaven (Luke 24:50–53, Acts 1:9–11). On first glance, Jesus rising up in the clouds may seem like something…
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Ian and Larissa: One Year Later

Tony Reinke
Note: Click the CC button to watch this video with captions in 18 different languages. It’s been one year since we released this video, very simply titled: “The Story of Ian and Larissa.” The response was (and continues to be)…
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C. S. Lewis, Panhandlers, and Laziness (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
C.S. Lewis, panhandlers, and laziness: these are all themes from this week's lineup of Ask Pastor John podcast episodes. Three episodes focus on C. S. Lewis and the fall DG national conference: "The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in…
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Meaning and Metaphor

Tony Reinke
Sometimes spiritual truth is best communicated through the imagination, and I think this explains why the book of Revelation includes war tales of red dragons and multi-headed beasts — those nasty creatures are a great way to embody evil and…
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Meaning and Metaphor: An Interview with Douglas Wilson

Tony Reinke and Douglas Wilson
Sometimes spiritual truth is best communicated in straightforward prose, and sometimes spiritual truth is best communicated through the imagination. The imagination was designed by God as one way we receive truth, and I think this explains why the book of…
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The Tuning Fork of the Soul

Tony Reinke
Successful Christian living is very much about steadiness and consistency, about firm resolve and steadfast endurance. There’s more to the Christian life, but these remain certain marks of God’s Spirit at work. And yet we feel the circumstances of life…
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In God We Joy

Tony Reinke
Our joy in God is bound up with our trust in God. The two cannot be separated — not ever. Trust is the backbone of joy. And joy is the outflow of trust in one who is fully Trustworthy. We…
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How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage?

Tony Reinke
Five new episodes of the Ask Pastor John podcast were released this week. Here's a list of brief excerpts from each episode (click on the titles to listen). How Far Is Too Far Before Marriage? (Episode 73): I would say…
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When the Bombs Exploded in Boston

Tony Reinke
Word of the Boston bombings hit Twitter before they hit CNN or any other news network. And as the video clips of the bombings began to emerge, my heart responded in shock and horror. Our hearts are wired to respond…
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“Give Us More” (Recap of the Piper Recommissioning at Bethlehem)

Tony Reinke
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN—There are a few rare cases where the legacy of a faithful preacher is marked by his books. Think of the shelf-filling works of a Martyn Lloyd-Jones or a Charles Spurgeon. Maybe the same will be true of…
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Wimpy Theology Makes Wimpy Women

Tony Reinke
It was another full week of Ask Pastor John podcasts, covering a range of topics: biblical womanhood, hip hop, how to parent gender development, and advice for unemployed college grads. Here are excerpts from the five new episodes. Click on…
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On Grudges and Generosity

Tony Reinke
God has given us a mouth to speak, a heart to feel, and gospel joy to share. He has taken away every excuse for not spreading gospel grace in our words every day to those around us (Ephesians 4:29). So…
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Lust Battles, Facebook Fasts, Twitter Goals, and “Humble Brags”

Tony Reinke
Over the last two weeks on the Ask Pastor John podcast we talked a lot about social media, about goals for Twitter and fasting from Facebook. Pastor John also addressed creativity in communication, and the meaning and importance of Easter…
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Behind the Blog: Shattering Major-League Idols

David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, and Tony Reinke
Here are the timestamps (counting backwards) for the topics covered: -32:45 What daily difference does faith in Jesus make in your profession? -31:30 A common narrative: God saving Christian athletes from their sport -30:35 Donnie’s story of God shattering his…
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You Killed the Author of Life (Preparing for Good Friday)

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. Holy Week…
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The Creator on His Knees (Preparing for Maundy Thursday)

Tony Reinke
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…
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The Role of the Psalms in the Life of the Church

Tony Reinke
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 —…
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