All Resources on Life of the Mind

Behind the Scenes at Ask Pastor John

by John Piper

In episode 301, host Tony Reinke considers some of the frequently asked questions about our Ask Pastor John podcast.

Ayn Rand’s Tragic Trajectory

by John Piper

In episode 292, Pastor John discusses the life and influence of Ayn Rand.

“Piper Is Too Intellectual”

by John Piper

In episode 277, Pastor John talks about the life of the mind.

J.R.R. Tolkien, Peter Jackson, and Making ‘The Hobbit’ Darker


by Colin Duriez

Author and professor Colin Duriez on J.R.R. Tolkien and how his children’s story ‘The Hobbit’ relates to ‘The Lord of the Rings’ which was written for adults. Movie director Peter Jackson wasn’t the first to think ‘The Hobbit’ should be re-written for adults.

What’s the Connection Between IQ and Holiness?

by Tony Reinke and John Piper

“We use our intelligence, usually considered an instrument of independence, to lead us to increasing dependence on God.”

By This Time You Ought to Be Teachers

Hebrews 5:11-14

by John Piper

Do you have the disease of "dullness of hearing," and if so, how can you get well?