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Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Tony Reinke
Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light
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?

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

Tony Reinke
Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul
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

Tony Reinke
Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace
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

Tony Reinke
14 Best Books of 2014
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)

Tony Reinke
Mom Enough (New Book)
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

Tony Reinke
15 Right Responses to Our Christian Celebrities
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

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

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