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

Paris and Beyond

Posted on Sat, Nov 28 2015 in Blog | 7 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 | 16 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


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 | 6 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 | 10 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