My name is Tony Reinke, an author, non-profit journalist and host of Ask Pastor John (John Piper’s podcast). The bulk of my current work centers on how we best flourish in the tech age saturated by innovation, media, and enough on-demand video to fill our eyes for 100 lifetimes.
My research interests reflect in my six book projects to date:
- 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-busy lives.
- Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (Crossway, 2015) — a detailed study of the timeless pastoral counsel from the personal letters of John Newton (1725–1807), a slave trader turned gentle pastor.
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (Crossway, 2017) — a deep look into the pros and cons of our new digital lives . . . lives that are never offline.
- The Joy Project: An Introduction to Calvinism (with Study Guide) (DG & Cruciform, 2018) — an introduction to how we are saved, why we are saved, and why happiness is at the center of God’s plan.
- Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Digital Age (Crossway, 2019) — an essay to help Christians thrive in the age of digital eye candy.
- God, Technology, and the Christian Life (Crossway, January 25, 2022) — a biblical study to explain where technology came from, where it’s headed, and how we should relate to it now.
Officially I serve as a Senior Teacher for Desiring God, and produce and host the Ask Pastor John podcast, dedicated to questions of Christian theology and ethics. For fun, 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. I believe the glorious and profound biblical truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, and I was happy to sign this document.
Married for 22 years to the wife of my youth and my best friend, we have three precious kids, mostly named after dead preachers.
My career in sports journalism launched just as newsprint was declining. I left the industry in the late 1990s and 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 on the web to assist C.J. Mahaney (2008–11) and now John Piper (2012–present). 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.
Thanks for reading!
- God, Technology, and the Christian Life (Crossway, January 2022).
- Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Digital Age (Crossway, April 2019).
- The Joy Project: An Introduction to Calvinism (with Study Guide) (DG & Cruciform, 2018).
- 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You (Crossway; April 2017)
- Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (Crossway; 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
- Easter Changes Everything: A Theological Devotional (2015)
- Biblical Productivity (2010)
- “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)