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Risk Is Right, Says Ebola Survivor and Missionary Nancy Writebol

Tony Reinke
Risk Is Right, Says Ebola Survivor and Missionary Nancy Writebol

Nancy Writebol, 59, would prefer to be known simply as a Christian, wife, mother to two grown boys, and grandmother. But after an adventurous few months, she’s now known to the world as a brave missionary, Ebola survivor, and success…

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10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller

Tony Reinke
10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller
Pastor and author Tim Keller was our guest this week on the Ask Pastor John podcast. Keller has a new book on prayer, releasing next week, titled Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God. He talked with us...
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Stop Apologizing for God

Tony Reinke
Stop Apologizing for God

When I got my hands on the new ESV Reader’s Bible, I opened first to Ezekiel. I’m not sure why, except I’d long neglected this book, and it seemed like a good one simply to read straight through, unhampered by…

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Seven Proofs That Joy Has Arrived in Christ

Tony Reinke
Seven Proofs That Joy Has Arrived in Christ

Jesus was almost euphoric.

The most joy-filled outburst recorded in the life of Christ comes in Luke 10.

Jesus sends out 72 of his followers to preach and heal, to serve sinners in word and deed. As they hustle off…

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Get Alone Undistracted

Tony Reinke
Never Offline. The recent Time Magazine cover was intended to unnerve. The ominous reality is that computers are invading. They are getting strapped and stuck on us, moving into our glasses and our watches. Technology is “attempting to colonize our bodies.”
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Why We Neglect Our Bibles

Tony Reinke
Why We Neglect Our Bibles
We assume every Christian has a Bible that’s worn down, marked up, and paired with a journal stuffed with multi-colored spiritual reflections. But that’s often not true. John Piper addressed four common causes of Bible neglect in the Christian life.
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Joy Designed

Tony Reinke
Joy Designed
Left to ourselves, we are stuck in the mud of our *total depravity* — the centripetal wrapping of our affections around ourselves. We turn away from God for our joy, and choke ourselves with the slavery of self-glory.
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God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

Tony Reinke
God’s Beauty for the Bored, Busy, and Depressed

To escape our bondage to sin, we must come alive to the glory of God in Christ. He’s our only hope.

On this theme, theologian Jonathan Edwards was a master. He discovered God’s glory and beauty all over Scripture, and…

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The World’s Joy-Tragedy

Tony Reinke
The World’s Joy-Tragedy

In his classic book Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis delivers a profound insight into the psychological engine that pulls along the drama of history. “All that we call human history — money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery…

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Do We Live in the Matrix? Three Concise Interviews on Continuous Creation

Erica Carlson, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Kyle Strobel

The Matrix (1999) is a man-against-the-machine movie about the enslavement of the human race. When we enter the story, human brains have been hardwired together into one supercomputer, forming a single, conscious existence. The machines keep human bodies tranquilized in…

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What We Learn from Nude Reality TV

Tony Reinke
What We Learn from Nude Reality TV

G.K. Chesterton said public nudity is never practical, except on occasions that are entirely artificial. So nude reality TV, it seems, was unavoidable.

Several current shows point the camera at the unclothed bodies of technically non-actors.

  • “Buying Naked” (TLC) —…

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The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart

Tony Reinke
The Van Gogh That Breaks My Heart

Vincent van Gogh aspired to become a Calvinist pastor, like his dad.

He pursued ministry in the Dutch Reformed Church until he hit a roadblock by failing his academic training, and then experienced what personal failure often breeds: disillusionment. He…

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Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

Tony Reinke
Six Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
Consider the consequences of the smartphone. What is it doing to our minds when we are living with this constant distraction?
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Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?

Tony Reinke
Is Feminine Modesty About Sex?

During the summer, the topic of modesty comes out from hibernation. But with the renewed conversations come many assumptions about modesty, assumptions that are always worth re-thinking.

Here’s the main assumption: Feminine modesty is about sexual provocation. If a woman’s

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12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’

Tony Reinke
12 Questions to Ask Before You Watch ‘Game of Thrones’
Game of Thrones is now the most popular series in HBO history, with an average audience of more than 18 million viewers. Pastor John, do you believe there is a difference between film nudity and pornography? What should Christians be willing to watch?
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Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter

Tony Reinke
Nepal’s Most Unlikely Church Planter

Down the valley from Kathmandu, the ancient capital of Nepal, rests an even older city. In Bhaktapur, the timeworn traditions of Hinduism sink as deep into the dry soil as the white-capped Himalayan Mountains rise in the background.

Bhaktapur looks…

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The Joy Seeker’s Idol

Tony Reinke
The Joy Seeker’s Idol

We were made to enjoy God.

That’s the message of Desiring God, and we believe it’s the message of the Bible. But if we’re honest, we don’t always feel joy. For most of our lives it seems we feel mediocre…

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The End of Books

Jon Bloom and Tony Reinke
The End of Books

Why is reading so important to Christianity?

How is the Internet changing the way we read?

How can we become better readers?

These questions, and other critical topics about literacy, were addressed by Desiring God’s own Tony Reinke in an…

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Captured by God’s Beauty

Tony Reinke
Captured by God’s Beauty

Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) has been called one of America’s greatest artists, an innovator who painted with ideas.

“There are many reasons to regard Edwards as an original and venturesome thinker,” claims Michael McClymond in his landmark book The Theology of

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