Blog Posts by Tony Reinke
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
Wimpy Theology Makes Wimpy Women
Fighting Sin With Worship
From We to Me
Killing Sin Through Personal Prayer
Our Mother Who Art In Heaven?
Returning to the "masculine feel" of Christianity discussion, it may be worthwhile to address one prominent point in the debate. While God the Father is spirit, and therefore is not a sexual being nor is he "male," he chooses to…Continue Reading
Interview with Gloria Furman
20 Quotes from Killing Calvinism
What follows is a collection of 20 quotes that caught my attention as I read Greg Dutcher’s new book Killing Calvinism: How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside (Cruciform Press, June, 2012):
“I am concerned…Continue Reading
Take Care How You Listen (Free eBook)
Skillful listening is a non-negotiable skill for everyone who enters a church building on Sunday or plays a sermon through headphones during the week. Scripture calls us not only to consider carefully what sermons we listen to, but also how…Continue Reading
Vote As Though Not Voting
Homosexuality and the Church’s Holy Tension
Robert A. J. Gagnon, on the final pages of his opus, The Bible and Homosexual Practice: Texts and Hermeneutics (Abingdon Press, 2001), pens important words about the challenges ahead for the church.
The core proclamation of the gospel declares that…
What’s At Stake in the Homosexuality Debate
The stakes could not be higher in the homosexuality debate, because — to put it rather bluntly — homosexual activity is a sin that parallels idolatry. The Apostle Paul seems to draw this connection in Ephesians 5:5 and Colossians 3:5,…Continue Reading
A Father's Day Poem
Pastor John originally penned this poem when Noël’s father, George Henry, passed away. He would later dedicate it to his own father, William Piper, when he died. It is a standing reminder of the profound gift of a godly father’s…Continue Reading
Learning Fatherhood From the Father of Fatherhood
In Ephesians 3:14–15, Paul prays, "For this reason I bow my knees before the Father [patēr], from whom every family [patria] in heaven and on earth is named." In the Greek it is easy to pick…Continue Reading
Biblical Manhood and Womanhood on Display
What the Psalms Do
The Essence of Christian Hedonism
Is a Wife's Submission Culturally Outdated?
In our egalitarian culture, the debate over a wife’s submission to her husband is not going away anytime soon. Of course we start with Scripture, and the Bible is clear in calling the first-century Greco-Roman wife to submit to her…Continue Reading