Articles on Life of the Mind
The Bible often requires us to read thoroughly, not skim lightly. How should this affect the way we train our minds?
John Piper prepares for 5 writing projects, for 6 reasons.
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed. Without them people will read error.
Ideas have consequences.
The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.
It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
An letter of gratitude to the staff, elders, and people of Bethlehem Baptist Church at the end of John Piper's writing leave.
John Piper talks about what he might work on during his current writing leave.
Make all your reading purposeful. Great books have changed the world by changing people's lives.
An invitation to a lecture on the importance of higher education.
Ten resolutions by Pastor John's beloved English Literature professor.
Doctrine is the new (and better) foundation of exuberance when the naiveté of childhood won’t work anymore.
The human mind may be fallen, but it's not useless.
The goal of interpreting a text should be to discover what the author willed to convey.
John Piper recommends a book "so good that you won't be able to finish it without putting it down."
Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.
The definition of plagiarism, why it's a problem, and how to avoid it.
Suggested reading on many different topics. Everything from Grudem's Systematic Theology to Bronte's Jane Eyre.
What kind of reading has made the biggest difference for John Piper?
What's the point in research papers and how can you write one well?