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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Posted on Sat, Jun 17 2017 in Blog | 55 Comments

I never thought it strange, not having a father.  I was barely a year old when my father died, so I didn’t miss him.  How could I?  I… read on

Orlando, Adventist Univ. Colloquium

Posted on Thu, Apr 6 2017 in | Comment

“Faith and Loss” with Philip Yancey Adventist University of Health Sciences has invited leading authorities on faith and loss to open this topic for the Central Florida community through… read on

Samford Univ. Distinguished Author Series

Posted on Mon, Apr 3 2017 in | Comment

“TWO THEMES THAT HAUNT ME” Samford University’s Corts Distinguished Author Series presents: Philip Yancey April 3 at 7:00 PM Samford University Wright Center Mr. Yancey is this year’s… read on

Banished to Paradise

Posted on Sat, Mar 25 2017 in Blog | 16 Comments

Janet and I spent last week in Hawaii. After attending a conference in Honolulu, we opted to spend our free time not at a beach resort but rather… read on

Election Reflections: Bridging the Gap

Posted on Sat, Jan 7 2017 in Blog, Politics | 97 Comments

In its Person of the Year cover story, Time magazine gave Donald Trump the title “President of the Divided States of America.”  With good reason.  A glance at… read on

Philip Yancey Brockville 2016

Posted on Sat, Oct 15 2016 in | Comment

Philip Yancey will participate in the Christian Educational Speaker Series, hosted by Wall Street United Church of Brockville, Ontario, as their 2016 main speaker. Tickets are required for… read on

The Universe and My Aquarium

Posted on Wed, Dec 17 2014 in Blog | 21 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