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

The Universe and My Aquarium

Posted on Wed, Dec 17 2014 in Blog | 4 Comments

Some thirty years ago, when I lived in downtown Chicago, I wrote this reflection on my aquarium.  It became a kind of parable with special significance in the… read on

The Church That Keeps On Giving

Posted on Wed, Dec 3 2014 in Blog | 1 Comment

I have fond memories of a church in Chicago that taught me grace. LaSalle Street Church sat halfway between the city’s richest neighborhood, the Gold Coast fronting Lake… read on

Escape of the Introvert

Posted on Tue, Nov 4 2014 in Blog | 24 Comments

I am writing in the middle of a book tour that takes me to seven cities in the U.S.  The tour actually started the day after we returned… read on

Filling the Grace Gap

Posted on Thu, Oct 16 2014 in Blog | 16 Comments

In a few days my new book will be published: Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?  I wrote it after reading surveys that document a… read on

One Another

Posted on Mon, Oct 6 2014 in Blog | 8 Comments

Diversity complicates life, and perhaps for this reason we tend to surround ourselves with people of similar age, economic class, and outlook. Church offers a place where infants… read on

Gourmet Meals With A Purpose

Posted on Thu, Sep 4 2014 in Blog | 4 Comments

Jesus once asked his disciples, “For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves?” I have seen scores of creative ministries… read on

Darkness and Light in India

Posted on Sat, Aug 16 2014 in Blog | 20 Comments

The cows, always the cows, hundreds of them, thousands of them.  They stand in a pack blocking traffic, take naps in the middle of a busy highway, walk… read on