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Lazy Busy

Lazy Busy

Tony Reinke
My children love the zoo. Surrounded by the concrete wilderness, there comes over them a sudden instinct to act and speak and even gyrate in ways that are animal-like. It’s an exercise in mimicry and communication. Children love connecting with…
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Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom

Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom

Tony Reinke
Unhealthy Facebook addiction flourishes because we fail to see the cost on our lives. So what are the consequences of boredom-induced compulsive behaviors? Here are three to consider.
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10 Questions on Dating with Matt Chandler

10 Questions on Dating with Matt Chandler

Tony Reinke
Matt Chandler is a husband, father, lead pastor at The Village Church in Dallas, and author of several books, including The Mingling of Souls: God’s Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption. Matt was our recent guest on the…
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My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex

My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex

Tony Reinke
“Sex can be quite fun. So why do married couples have so little of it?” That was a question asked recently in a New York Times Op-Ed by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former quantitative analyst at Google. Based on the results…
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The Seven Deadly Sins

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, and Joe Rigney
These short messages are from the Desiring God 2015 Conference for Pastors, in partnership with Bethlehem College & Seminary. Eleven other sessions are also available. You Can Say No to Porn: A Pleasure Greater Than Lust (John Piper) America’s…
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Why Do I Exist?

Why Do I Exist?

Tony Reinke
Am I failing at life? Am I succeeding? And why do I exist in the first place? These questions are huge, we all ask them, and thankfully the Bible helps us with answers in the form of a litmus test. …
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Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Tony Reinke
Lecrae shares his personal story of abortion on his album and in this interview. He recounts his sinful relationship with a past girlfriend, and the hope of the gospel.
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Killjoys

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, Ryan Griffith, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Marshall Segal
Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…
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I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?

I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?

Tony Reinke
Around here we love books: reading them, writing them, publishing them, promoting them. John Piper alone has authored over 50 titles. So I asked, in light of the overwhelming number of free books we host on the smorgasbord we call…
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Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul

Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul

Tony Reinke
Early this year, World Magazine published a brief update on the life of Elisabeth Elliot, a Christian woman widely respected for her sacrifices to advance global missions. She turns 88 next Sunday. Elisabeth is well known for being married to…
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Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace

Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace

Tony Reinke
Grab a corner of the curtain over the powers at work in this world, pull it back, and look inside, and you will discover two of the strongest forces on earth: pride and despair. One generates what seems to be…
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14 Best Books of 2014

14 Best Books of 2014

Tony Reinke
At Desiring God I cherish being surrounded by co-laborors and online friends who treasure great books, and who eagerly celebrate and share the most noteworthy titles as they come along. In 2014, delicious non-fiction Christian titles ran off presses like…
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Mom Enough (New Book)

Mom Enough (New Book)

Tony Reinke
Are you mom enough? Time Magazine forced this question into the face of every mother with bold letters above a cover image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands, it re-ignited a longstanding “mommy war”…
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15 Right Responses to Our Christian Celebrities

15 Right Responses to Our Christian Celebrities

Tony Reinke
Read the history of American celebrities backwards, and it will look something like this: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Bono, Oprah, Prince, Cher, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Jimmy Hendrix, The Beatles, Mickey Mantle, and so on. And if you keep stepping…
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Risk Is Right, Says Ebola Survivor and Missionary Nancy Writebol

Risk Is Right, Says Ebola Survivor and Missionary Nancy Writebol

Tony Reinke
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

10 Questions on Prayer with Tim Keller

Tony Reinke
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

Stop Apologizing for God

Tony Reinke
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

Seven Proofs That Joy Has Arrived in Christ

Tony Reinke
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

Why We Neglect Our Bibles

Tony Reinke
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

Joy Designed

Tony Reinke
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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