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?

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


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?


by John Piper

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

Who Is In Charge of Your @JohnPiper Twitter Account?

by John Piper

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

The Place of Writing

A Plea for Prayer


by John Piper

Fresh statements of old truth are always needed. Without them people will read error.

The Great "Therefore" of the Resurrection


by John Piper

Ideas have consequences.

Do You Benefit From Reading Authors That You Don't Always Agree With?

by John Piper

John Piper says that there is much to benefit from other authors, even those you disagree with.