All Resources on Life of the Mind

The Great "Therefore" of the Resurrection

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by John Piper

Ideas have consequences.

The Place of Writing

A Plea for Prayer

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by John Piper

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

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

Interviews

by John Piper

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

An Amazing (Unused?) Means of Change

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by John Piper

The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.

Where Does Christian Living Come From?

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by John Piper

It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.

Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth—of Books

An Open Letter of Thanks

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by John Piper

An letter of gratitude to the staff, elders, and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of John Piper's writing leave.

7 Potential Writing Projects

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by John Piper

John Piper talks about what he might work on during his current writing leave.

The Power of Books and How to Use Them

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by John Piper

Make all your reading purposeful. Great books have changed the world by changing people's lives.

Biblical Foundations for Bethlehem College and Seminary

An Invitation

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by John Piper

An invitation to a lecture on the importance of higher education.

What Does It Mean to Love the Lord With All Your Mind?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper outlines three components of loving God with our minds.

Where Is Christian Thinking Most Needed Today?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper thinks Christians should think hard about every area of life.

Clyde Kilby’s Resolutions for Mental Health and for Staying Alive to God in Nature

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by John Piper

Ten resolutions by Pastor John's beloved English Literature professor.

"Again You Shall Take Up Your Tambourines"

What’s the Whole Counsel of God?

Jeremiah 31:3-4

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by John Piper

Doctrine is the new (and better) foundation of exuberance when the naiveté of childhood won’t work anymore.

Think Deeply and Clearly

A Meditation on 2 Timothy 2:7

2 Timothy 2:7

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by John Piper

The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.

How Do You Decide Which Books to Read?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper lists three factors that help him decide what to read next.

The Intentional Fallacy and the Meaning of Textual Meaning

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by John Piper

The goal of interpreting a text should be to discover what the author willed to convey.

How Do You Remember What You Read?

Interviews

by John Piper

John Piper explains how he tries to process and preserve what he reads.

Book Review: A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis

The Opinion, v9 n5, pp. 7-9

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by John Piper

John Piper recommends a book "so good that you won't be able to finish it without putting it down."

The Poverty of Theological Vocabulary

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by John Piper

Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.