My name is Tony Reinke, an author and non-profit journalist in the Twin Cities. My work is focused on better understanding life in the new digital media climate and how to flourish in an age saturated by social media, images, audio, and video. What are the costs? Where are the challenges? And where are the new opportunities for digital creators?
I have four solo-authored books:
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (Crossway; April 2017). A book about the pros and cons of our new digital lives, lives that are never offline.
- Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (Crossway; 2011). A theology of literature and literacy, and packed with a bunch of realistic tips for getting more reading done in our digitally-busied lives.
- Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (Crossway; 2015). My detailed study of the timeless pastoral counsel from the personal letters of slave trader turned gentle pastor, John Newton (1725–1807).
- The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (DG; 2015). My first full book published online for free, also available in print from Amazon, traces the incredible story of God’s ancient plan to share his joy with us forever. Either joy is meaningless, or joy is the meaning of the universe. So which is it?
I also write articles, edit books, and host the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, dedicated to questions of Christian theology and ethics. On the side I manage a tribute site to my favorite Dutch theologian (hermanbavinck.org).
I’m a Christian, more specifically, an Evangelical, Reformed, credo-baptist, complementarian, continuationist, Christian Hedonist — the glorious and profound biblical truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. I was happy to sign this document.
Married for eighteen years to the wife of my youth and my best friend (Karalee), we have three precious kids, mostly named after dead preachers.
My career in sports journalism launched just as newsprint was going the way of the Titanic, so I left the industry in the late 1990s and then entered the digital world of blogging and social media in 2006. Writing online for fun eventually led to my first full-time ministry gig, serving as the editorial, research, and travel assistant to C.J. Mahaney, an author and speaker in the D.C. area (2008–2011). I now work for author and speaker John Piper at Desiring God in Minneapolis (2012–). My work mixes theological research, content curating, writing, editing, interviewing, audio broadcasting, and social media. Today I consider myself an investigative journalist of practical theology, leveraging key resources from the greatest thinkers in church history to address the perplexing questions facing Christians today. I use no research assistants or ghostwriters.
I always love hearing from readers. Often I can respond, but sometimes not. Send me the twitters: @tonyreinke. Send me the emails: crede.ut.intelligas AT mac DOT com
And thanks for reading!
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (Crossway; April 2017)
- Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (Crossway; 2015)
- The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (DG; 2015)
- Lit! A Christian Guide To Reading Books (Crossway; 2011)
- Mom Enough: The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope (2014) free ebook here
- An All-Consuming Passion for Jesus: Appeals to the Rising Generation (2014) free ebook here
- Love To The Uttermost: Devotional Readings For Holy Week (2013) free ebook here
- Disability and the Sovereign Goodness of God (2012) free ebook here
- Take Care How You Listen (2012) free ebook here
- A Workman Approved by God (2008) free ebook here
- “Sloth” in Killjoys: The Seven Deadly Sins (2015) free ebook here
- “Everyday Godward” (on leading family devotions) first published in Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood (2014), free ebook here; later published in the book Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice (2015)