Blog Posts by Tony Reinke

Rethinking Santa

Tony Reinke

With Christmas quickly approaching, several Ask Pastor John podcast listeners filled the mailbag with Santa-related questions. Corbin, a listener from Gainesville, Georgia, asked: “Pastor John, should parents allow their children to believe Santa Claus is bringing them gifts on Christmas?”

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The Allure of Middle-Earth

Tony Reinke

More than seventy-five years after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Hobbit, the glory and majesty of Middle-earth continues to draw millions of readers, and more recently, moviegoers. This week, theaters prepare for Friday’s opening of the acclaimed new movie The

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A Beer with Jesus?

Tony Reinke

Is it a sin for me to drink alcohol?

It could be, says Pastor John in today’s episode of the Ask Pastor John podcast.

“I’m a default teetotaler,” he says. “And what that means is if I have my choice,…

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For the Church, by the Church

Tony Reinke

Local churches face the challenge of training Christians for local ministry and developing new leaders, but with limited resources.

Stepping up to help is the Porterbrook Network, a global theological training ministry based in the United Kingdom and founded by…

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Dragons and Holiness

Tony Reinke

The incredible imaginative power of the human mind connects us.

For example, if I mention standing ankle deep in the ocean, many of you can picture this (and maybe feel the dizziness as you watch the water rush past your…

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The Art of Motivation

Tony Reinke

Motivating people to serve is not an easy task. Ask any Christian leader.

So what’s the key?

This was a question from Josh (a pastor), to John Piper, in today’s Ask Pastor John podcast.

Motivation is an art, and like…

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