Without a language of the sense, theology can become lifeless and ineffective.
John Piper recommends a book "so good that you won't be able to finish it without putting it down."
The goal of interpreting a text should be to discover what the author willed to convey.
Make all your reading purposeful. Great books have changed the world by changing people's lives.
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.
Ten resolutions by Pastor John's beloved English Literature professor.
It is remarkable that again and again the apostle Paul confronts failure to do what’s right with failure to know what’s right.
What kind of reading has made the biggest difference for John Piper?
The ability to think is a gift from God and an immensely powerful means of our becoming what we ought to be.
What's the point in research papers and how can you write one well?
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed. Without them people will read error.
Ideas have consequences.
Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something.
Fresh statements of old truth are always needed, because without them people will read error.
God is worthy enough to inspire an infinite number of new and imaginative expressions of his beauty.
If we are not willing to get a high estimation of doctrine from Scripture, perhaps we can get it from George Barna.
The Bible often requires us to read thoroughly, not skim lightly. How should this affect the way we train our minds?
Suggested reading on many different topics. Everything from Grudem's Systematic Theology to Bronte's Jane Eyre.
The definition of plagiarism, why it's a problem, and how to avoid it.
An invitation to a lecture on the importance of higher education.
John Piper talks about what he might work on during his current writing leave.
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 prepares for 5 writing projects, for 6 reasons.
- Jonathan Edwards on the Pilgrim Mindset (Taste & See Articles)
- A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: Why We Need Jonathan Edwards 300 Years Later (Conference Messages)
- Taking the Swagger Out of Christian Cultural Influence (Taste & See Articles)
- The Social Panorama of Our Day (with Portuguese Interpretation) (Conference Messages)
- Jesus Christ and the Law of God (Sermons)
- Education for Exultation (Sermons)