Interviews 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 John Piper

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

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.

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.

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

by John Piper

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

Where Is Christian Thinking Most Needed Today?

by John Piper

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

How Do You Decide Which Books to Read?

by John Piper

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

How Do You Remember What You Read?

by John Piper

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