Who is Philip Yancey?

For Yancey, reading offered a window to a different world. So, he devoured books that opened his mind, challenged his upbringing, and went against what he had been taught. A sense of betrayal engulfed him.

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Recent Posts

Born in the U.S.A.

Posted on Sun, Jan 24 2016 in Blog | 2 Comments

A friend of mine, David Graham, recently returned from thirteen years in Ecuador.  He had served as general surgeon and medical director of a mission hospital, and I… read on

Snow on Snow

Posted on Fri, Jan 1 2016 in Blog | 1 Comment

Have you entered the storehouses of the snow             or seen the storehouses of the hail… From whose womb comes the ice?             Who gives birth to the… read on

Paris and Beyond

Posted on Sat, Nov 28 2015 in Blog | 25 Comments

On the day when bullets flew and bombs detonated in Paris, plunging the City of Light into darkness, I was visiting the most populous Muslim nation in the… read on

Boomerang Prayers

Posted on Sun, Oct 18 2015 in Blog | 21 Comments

Because I wrote a book with the title Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? I receive letters and emails from readers who give wrenching accounts of unanswered prayers. … read on

Winston

Posted on Thu, Sep 17 2015 in Blog | 9 Comments

If you had met Winston on the street, you would presume him to be a vagrant.  Day after day he wore the same ratty blue jeans and plaid… read on

Jesus and Miracles

Posted on Thu, Aug 20 2015 in Blog | 8 Comments

Having written books with titles like Where Is God When It Hurts and Disappointment with God, I hear from a lot of people who recount their unanswered prayers… read on

Holy Subversives

Posted on Wed, Jul 22 2015 in Blog | 8 Comments

I finally got around to watching The Butler, in which Forest Whitaker plays the fictionalized role of Eugene Allen, a White House butler who served eight U.S. presidents,… read on

You Gotta Start Somewhere

Posted on Tue, Jun 16 2015 in Blog | 13 Comments

I know William Willimon as an outstanding preacher as well as a professor and chaplain at Duke University. In this vignette, he gives an account of two elderly… read on

Word Power

Posted on Thu, May 28 2015 in Blog | 9 Comments

As a child I would hear my mother and other adults use a secret code in my presence: for example, “I think we’ll stop for some i-c-e-c-r-e-a-m for… read on

Small is Large

Posted on Thu, Apr 30 2015 in Blog | 45 Comments

I visited a local megachurch recently.  My friend described it as, “You know, one of those big-box churches with one-word names, super-loud music, huge video screens, and long sermons.” … read on