Blog Posts by Tony Reinke
Can I Grow in Holiness Without the Local Church?
The Beauty of Holiness and the Miracle of Sanctification
Puritan Thomas Watson says it well. “After the fall, the affections were misplaced on wrong objects; in sanctification, they are turned into a sweet order and harmony, the grief placed on sin, the love on God, the joy on heaven.”*
We Become What We Worship
A Pastor's Monday
Mondays are notoriously difficult for pastors. If you are not a pastor, pray for your pastor today as you read through this post. If you are a pastor, listen to the words of pastor Jared Wilson as he describes the…Continue Reading
Speaking the Truth In Love
For much of my Christian life I have had a one-sided view of “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). I assumed that the verse meant only that when hard news or rebuke needed to be brought, it should be…Continue Reading
Free Song Download from Andrew Peterson's New Album
Art Contest Voting Begins
Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God (Free eBook)
In one sense the Olympics are a global celebration of perfect bodies. But we know the Olympics do not represent real life. In the real world most bodies don’t look and work like that.
Disabilities are a reality. They break…Continue Reading
Why Mars Should Boggle the Mind
"I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me. I…
Design Contest Update
Fighting with God in Sanctification
Puritan writers like John Owen are well-known for teaching Christians to pursue holiness and kill sin. This is helpful, but Puritans like Owen also recognized that this can also lead to a serious misunderstanding on the part of Christians. In…Continue Reading
The Purifying Power of Delight in Christ
Scottish pastor Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–1843) left us with one quote that has become quite famous, and for good reason. It goes like this: “For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ.” The quote is short, sticky, and…Continue Reading
The Sacred Has Absorbed the Secular
Monday mornings are notoriously difficult, and Charles Spurgeon was aware of the challenges his congregation faced to begin the week motivated to work diligently for God’s glory. In one of his sermons he reminded his congregation that “the sacred has…Continue Reading
Listening to the Word Preached
20 Quotes From The Hole In Our Holiness
What follows is a collection of 20 quotes that caught my attention as I read Kevin DeYoung's forthcoming book The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness (Crossway; August 31, 2012):
Pray and Go
Is God "God Enough" for Our Kids?
Rachel Pieh Jones is a wife, mom, writer, and DG blog contributor who has lived in East Africa for the past 10 years. One of her pieces that has generated the most attention, you may remember, was published as a…Continue Reading
Holiness Is the Sum of a Million Little Things
From Kevin DeYoung's forthcoming book, The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness (Crossway; August 31, 2012), page 145:
Holiness is the sum of a million little things — the avoidance of…
Delighting in Christ by Running Hard After Holiness
From Kevin DeYoung's forthcoming book, The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness (Crossway; August 31, 2012), page 123:
We must always remember that in seeking after holiness we are not so…
Union With Christ: One of the Secrets of Sanctification
What is union with Christ? And how does this union help us advance in personal holiness?
We asked J. I. Packer recently, and he answered in this rich 9-minute video:
“[As a Christian] you have to face a…Continue Reading
J. I. Packer’s Advice To Aspiring Writers
Does God Love Us By Sending Us Pain?
The Root of Sexual Sin (And Every Sin)
Making Progress in Sanctification
1 John 2:1 —
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Sinclair Ferguson, in his…Continue Reading