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

Music Amidst the Rubble

Posted on Thu, Apr 21 2022 in Blog | 20 Comments

As Holy Week approaches each year, I turn to my favorite part of the Gospels, John 13-17. Many other passages seem rushed. They leave me longing for more… read on

No More Tears Left

Posted on Thu, Mar 17 2022 in Blog | 40 Comments

For more than a month the world watched as Russian forces encircled the nation of Ukraine, while staunchly insisting they had no plans to invade. Now we watch… read on

The Incredible Shrinking Planet

Posted on Thu, Feb 17 2022 in Blog | 44 Comments

Where I live in the Rocky Mountains, you can see several thousand stars with the naked eye on a clear night. All of them belong to the Milky… read on

Death Comes for “the Arch”

Posted on Sun, Jan 9 2022 in Blog | 28 Comments

The son of a schoolteacher and a domestic servant, Desmond Tutu would grow up to become a prominent figure on the world stage. With Nelson Mandela locked behind… read on

The Hopes and Fears

Posted on Thu, Dec 23 2021 in Blog | 44 Comments

I’ve always had mixed feelings about Christmas. As I sifted through memories of the season while writing my memoir, Where the Light Fell, I better understood why. In… read on

Thanksgiving Derailed

Posted on Thu, Nov 25 2021 in Blog, Travel | 16 Comments

The year was 1982, one of my first trips overseas. I got a sore neck, turning this way and that to take in the sights of the five-ring… read on

What Makes a Church Toxic?

Posted on Thu, Oct 28 2021 in Blog | 62 Comments

When I discuss my recent memoir, Where the Light Fell, often I use the phrase toxic church to describe the extreme form of Southern fundamentalism I grew up… read on

Kids in Church

Posted on Fri, Sep 24 2021 in Blog | 26 Comments

My new memoir, Where the Light Fell, includes a few scenes from the childhood church I attended, near Atlanta.  How does this compare to scenes from your childhood… read on

Through a Writer’s Eyes

Posted on Thu, Aug 19 2021 in Blog, Writing | 26 Comments

As someone who has been writing articles and books for half a century, I read the Bible differently than most people. I can’t help peeking behind the words… read on

Ocean Summer

Posted on Mon, Jul 19 2021 in Blog | 39 Comments

I’ve been dredging my life for recollections to include in a memoir, which will come out in October with the title Where the Light Fell. Here’s a memory… read on