All Resources on Life of the Mind

Love Builds Up

1 Corinthians 8:1–3

Labs

by John Piper

Is knowledge good or bad? 1 Corinthians 8:1–3 says that knowledge can lead to pride or to love, so how do we know which our knowledge is? Pastor John unfolds the life of the mind in this new lab.

Behind the Scenes at Ask Pastor John

Interviews

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

Interviews

by John Piper

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

“Piper Is Too Intellectual”

Interviews

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

Interviews

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?

Interviews

by 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

Sermons

by John Piper

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

The Battle for Your Mind

Desiring God 2010 National Conference

(Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God)

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Conference Messages

by Rick Warren

A Compelling Reason for Rigorous Training of the Mind

Thoughts on the Significance of Reading

Articles

by John Piper

The Bible often requires us to read thoroughly, not skim lightly. How should this affect the way we train our minds?

My 2010 Writing Leave: What? and Why?

Articles

by John Piper

John Piper prepares for 5 writing projects, for 6 reasons.

Who Is In Charge of Your @JohnPiper Twitter Account?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper shares why and how he maintains his Twitter account, and what he watches out for.