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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Unexpected Guest

Posted on Thu, Apr 26 2018 in Blog | 44 Comments

Sitting on the platform as a visiting speaker, I feel as if I have entered a time warp from the late 1950s. I look out on a church… 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

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


Posted on Sat, Jun 17 2017 in Blog | 57 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

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 | 49 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