Featured Resources by Tony Reinke

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God’s Pleasure in You

Tony Reinke
Does God find pleasure in you? When he looks at you, does he smile? In short, if you’re in Christ, the answer is yes. But the answer to how and why and on what basis needs some explaining. We…
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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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Why Did God Forbid One Tree in Eden?

Tony Reinke
Of the many trees in the Garden, God banned Adam and Eve from eating from one — just one (Genesis 2:16–17, 3:1–3, 11). Why? John Piper recently gave the question some fresh thinking, which he shares in today’s episode of…
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Cooking for a King: The Story of Jeff Ansorge

Tony Reinke
ST. PAUL, MN — Jeff Ansorge is a trim 40-year-old with buzzed hair and sideburns that are mostly silver and thick eyebrows that are mostly black. He’s a quiet, t-shirted Midwestern guy who can be found on any weekday hard…
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15 Quotes from the C.S. Lewis Conference

Tony Reinke
As we finish uploading all the audio and video of the C.S. Lewis conference online for you in the next few hours, here’s a sampling of fifteen quotes from the conference talks that caught our attention. These will give you…
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A Biblical Theology of Love

Tony Reinke
Love is at the heart of the Bible. God loved us so much he sent his only be-loved Son to love us by blood, so that we would likewise love and treasure this be-loved Son (John 3:16, Revelation…
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Jack’s Typewriter

Tony Reinke

Does God (Really) Desire All to Be Saved?

Tony Reinke
On the extent of who will be saved, the Bible makes two clear points: God desires that all sinners be saved (1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Peter 3:9; Ezekiel 18:23; Matthew 23:37). God chose some people from eternity past (the elect)…
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20 Quotes from Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Tony Reinke
Tim Keller has written one of the year’s most important books (a line I seem to recite annually). His newest — Walking with God through Pain and Suffering — is a wise, Christ-centered, comforting book for readers who hurt, and…
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Jack’s Typewriter

Tony Reinke
Thankfully you never saw our big mistake in the C.S. Lewis conference trailer. For the video we hired an actor to play Lewis, to walk through a garden, to look into the sky, and to read a book in a…
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20 Quotes from the Gospel Transformation Bible

Tony Reinke
In about a week, Crossway releases the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. Created and edited by Bryan Chapell and Dane Ortlund, the new study Bible is filled with valuable notes from fifty contributors with the overall aim of helping students…
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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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What Your Passions Say About You

Tony Reinke
Actions speak louder than words — but desires speak loudest. The pursuit of pleasure is what drives all our actions and decisions, driving us into relationships, driving us to watch football, driving us toward excellence at work. We authentically pursue…
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Your Life in God’s Theater

Tony Reinke
Theology is inherently theatrical — there’s a stage (creation), a script (Scripture), a main Actor (our Triune God), secondary actors (the Church), and a historical plot (creation, fall, redemption, and restoration). Which is to say the work of theology is…
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Life in God’s Cosmic Theater: An Interview with Kevin Vanhoozer

Tony Reinke and Kevin Vanhoozer
Theology is inherently theatrical — there’s a stage (creation), a script (Scripture), a main Actor (our Triune God), secondary actors (the Church), and a historical plot (creation, fall, redemption, and restoration). Which is to say the work of theology is…
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Work Like an Arminian, Sleep Like a Calvinist?

Tony Reinke
It was the topic of Ask Pastor John episode 143, and it became the most played episode we released in the last two weeks. The slogan, “work like an Arminian, sleep like a Calvinist,” initially may sound humorous, but…
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Why We Really Sleep In

Tony Reinke
Recent studies say hitting the snooze button is bad for our bodies. But studies won’t get us out of bed. Elise Snickers was a college student pursuing a career in a psychology when she wrote a letter to 54-year-old C.S…
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Take Christ As Your Motto

Tony Reinke
Wikipedia can be misleading. August 4, not July 24, marks the annual birthday of slave trader-turned-pastor John Newton (1725–1807). The date change is due to an 11-day shift in the calendar adopted in 1750 which pushed all previous dates forward.…
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How Do I Know I’m Saved? (Ask Pastor John)

Tony Reinke
In the 4,300 emails you have sent us, one of the most common questions we have received for the Ask Pastor John podcast is about assurance: How can I know I'm saved? On Monday we released Pastor John’s response (…
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Porn, Pride, and Praise

Tony Reinke
According to a study by Covenant Eyes, roughly half of all professing Christian men and one-fifth of all professing Christian women admit to being porn addicts. Other reports indicate the problem could be even more extensive. Whatever the exact numbers…
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