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 Mon, Feb 20 2023 in Blog | 233 Comments

My memoir, Where the Light Fell, tells the saga of my older brother, in whose shadow I grew up. Marshall was blessed with an off-the-charts IQ and preternatural… read on

Faith, Deconstructed or Reconstructed

Posted on Mon, Jan 23 2023 in Blog | 76 Comments

This blog is different from any of my others. It reproduces an exchange of emails I had with Bart Campolo about my memoir, Where the Light Fell.  Bart,… read on

The Sword of Christmas

Posted on Mon, Dec 19 2022 in Blog | 18 Comments

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword,” Jesus told his disciples, twelve… read on

Getting Along

Posted on Mon, Nov 21 2022 in Blog, Politics | 28 Comments

Still recovering from the media blitz of midterm elections, you may soon find yourself sharing a holiday meal with someone who cast a vote you cannot fathom. In… read on

Our Soiled Legacy

Posted on Mon, Oct 24 2022 in Blog | 29 Comments

Last month I visited the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. Founded by Bryan Stevenson, this stunning museum traces the history of racism in the U.S., beginning with the… read on

The Day I Met Gorbachev

Posted on Thu, Sep 22 2022 in Blog | 36 Comments

I grew up during the Cold War, an era dominated by the two superpowers, the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Then in 1989 came one of those history-changing… read on

Walking with Mental Illness

Posted on Sun, Aug 21 2022 in Blog | 34 Comments

(This month’s guest blog offers a unique perspective on mental illness, from a doctor from Northern Ireland who found herself institutionalized as a patient. Writer Sharon Hastings further… read on

The Secret of Memoirs

Posted on Thu, Jul 28 2022 in Blog, Writing | 37 Comments

When I decided to write a memoir, I went to the library and methodically made my way through every memoir on their shelves. For years I had been… read on

“No man is an island…”

Posted on Thu, Jun 23 2022 in Blog | 30 Comments

I’ve written several books about pain and suffering, and in 2013 I wrote yet another one, titled The Question That Never Goes Away. It recounted my visits to… read on

Why Go Back?

Posted on Thu, May 26 2022 in Blog | 34 Comments

An Associated Press poll last year reported that three-quarters of churchgoers in the U.S. plan to resume regular in-person attendance as the pandemic subsides. The pastors I know,… read on