The Highest Beauty
Aug 28, 2012
God’s holiness. “Oh dear!” you might sigh — and I’d understand, for without the Trinity, holiness does have the smell of mothballs about it, the look of a Victorian matron administering castor oil. And much of what purports to be…
The Spreading Goodness
Oct 3, 2012
The Father is the lover, the Son is the beloved. The Bible is awash with talk of the Father’s love for the Son, but while the Son clearly does love the Father, hardly anything is said about it. The Father’s…
Delighting in the Trinity: An Interview with Michael Reeves
Authors on the Line
Oct 23, 2012
In this second episode of the Authors on the Line podcast I talk with author, theologian, and historian Michael Reeves about his new book Delighting in the Trinity (IVP, 2012). We discuss the nature of God in three persons, why…
Why the Good News Turns Bad Without Adam
Jan 26, 2013
Picture the scene: George Whitefield has just been preaching. Everywhere, eyes are shining and people are talking of the wonderful grace of Christ. Thousands of hearts have been overthrown and melted; lives have been remade. Now, if the church gives…
The Transforming Power of Christ’s Glory
Jul 7, 2014
Doubt pursued the Puritan Thomas Goodwin for seven years until he finally understood Christ’s work. Then, his whole life changed.
Robust Theology Fuels Ambitious Evangelism
Jul 8, 2014
Armed with the life of John Calvin, Dr. Michael Reeves shows how sound doctrine produces driven saints.
Why Do Catholics Pray to Mary?
Jul 9, 2014
Historian Michael Reeves explores the Catholic tradition of praying to Mary, and encourages Christians toward Jesus, our great high priest.
How Do I Pursue Joy in Christ?
Jul 10, 2014
“We were created to share the Father’s sweet pleasure in his Son.” But how do we pursue that goal? Michael Reeves offers practical advice to help.
Christian Life as Union with Christ
Jul 11, 2014
Union with Christ is not a side benefit of the Christian life — it defines it.
Mar 4, 2016
The glory of God is shining through the Bible. British scholar Michael Reeves sat down with Piper to wrestle with ‘A Peculiar Glory,’ including some key objections.
Our Triune God Among the False gods
Jun 20, 2016
Tony Reinke interviews guest Michael Reeves on the Trinity.
How Do I Delight Myself in the Trinity?
Jun 21, 2016
Tony Reinke interviews Michael Reeves on delighting in the Trinity.
The First Followers and the Fight for Jesus
Apr 20, 2017
The dominating issue of the early church revolved around the question, “Who exactly is Jesus?” The orthodox church had to fight to show that Jesus is truly God and truly man.
Augustine, Pelagius, and the Pursuit of Pleasure
Apr 20, 2017
After the apostles, St. Augustine may be the most influential Christian in history. At the core of his theology was that God cannot be glorified unless our hearts enjoy him.
The Chief End of Man and Secret to Happiness
Apr 20, 2017
In retrieving the doctrine of justification by faith, the Protestant Reformers retrieved man’s hope for happiness and the full display of God’s glory in saving sinners.
Happy Sinners in the Hands of a Holy God
Apr 20, 2017
Joy and glory are at the heart of the divide between conservative and liberal theology. If God is put first, his glory shines, and the saints are filled with joy. If man is put first, we lose both.
Faith That Changed the Culture
How Luther Inspired Music, Charity, and Abolition
Sep 28, 2017
The Reformation was never about theology alone. It was about a view of God and the world that changes everything.
Suffering Taught Him to Look to Christ
Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892)
Oct 19, 2018
As a young man, Charles Spurgeon heard a poor preacher tell him, “Look to Christ!” He did, and then spent the rest of his life telling others to do the same.
The Happiest Saints in History
Augustine, Calvin, Edwards, and You
Oct 21, 2019
The story of the saints down through history is a story of joy and glory — of joy lost and found, of glory smothered and shining.
The Great Contribution of the Reformation
Oct 2, 2020
Where sin is a smaller problem, Christ is a smaller savior, and ours is a smaller salvation and a smaller happiness.
A God I Could Love
The Sentence That Unveiled the Father
Sep 28, 2021
If our thoughts about God are based on something other than the Son, we will have to assume that God has none of the loveliness we see in Christ.
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