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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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The Role of the Psalms in the Life of the Church

Tony Reinke and Gordon Wenham
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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John Piper’s Gestures

Tony Reinke
John Piper’s preaching gestures are quickly becoming legendary. There’s now a whole website dedicated to animated clips of his best preaching gestures. So this week we asked Pastor John two gesture questions. In episode 49, we asked him about…
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A Theater Called Holy Week

Tony Reinke
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…
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Young, Restless, and Reformed — Five Years Later

Tony Reinke
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…
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Young, Restless, and Reformed Five Years Later: An Interview with Collin Hansen

Collin Hansen and Tony Reinke
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…
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The Day God Disciplined John Piper with a Kiss

Tony Reinke
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…
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Love to the Uttermost (Free eBook for Holy Week)

Tony Reinke
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…
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How Do I Help My Friends Stay Satisfied in God?

Tony Reinke
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: It comes…
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The Infallible Pilot

Tony Reinke
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…
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Do My Prayers Make a Difference?

Tony Reinke
Of the five Ask Pastor John podcasts released this week, none was more played than episode 37 — “A Theology of Prayer in 3 Minutes.” Pastor John set personal prayer into the context of God’s unfolding redemptive plan…
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Getting Real with Personal Sin (Interview with Matt Chandler)

Tony Reinke
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…
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Getting Real with Personal Sin: An Interview with Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler and Tony Reinke
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…
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Ask Pastor John (Weekly Digest)

Tony Reinke
This week we released episodes 29–33 in the Ask Pastor John podcast. We began the week with an artist's question about the value of art. In episode 29 Pastor John offered a theology of art in five minutes. In part…
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