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

Better Than We Think

Posted on Sun, Nov 26 2023 in Blog | 34 Comments

Which headline are you more likely to see? PANDEMIC DEATHS APPROACH SEVEN MILLION! Or: NINETY-NINE PERCENT OF ALL COVID-19 VICTIMS SURVIVE Both statistics are true, although the media… read on

John Donne Redone

Posted on Fri, Oct 27 2023 in Blog, Writing | 32 Comments

I have an ancient poet to thank for my first book. During my mid-twenties, while serving as the editor of Campus Life magazine, I came across John Donne’s… read on

Now More Than Ever

Posted on Sat, Sep 30 2023 in Blog, Writing | 43 Comments

I wrote What’s So Amazing About Grace? more than twenty-five years ago, at the close of the twentieth century. I feared that some parts of the church were… read on

Who’s Going to Church?

Posted on Sat, Aug 26 2023 in Blog | 51 Comments

Dr. Ryan Burge has a dual career, teaching Political Science at a university and serving as a pastor in an American Baptist church. A self-confessed data nerd, he… read on

Lunch with Bono and U2

Posted on Fri, Jul 28 2023 in Blog | 60 Comments

I’m staring at a computer screen in my Colorado office one fine fall day in 2001 when the phone rings. “Hello, my name is Jack Heaslip,” says a… read on

The Long View

Posted on Mon, Jun 26 2023 in Blog | 35 Comments

Since last month I have been thinking about old age. On May 4, my mother celebrated her 99th birthday. She awoke, said “99 — I made it!” and… read on

A Cry of Grief

Posted on Mon, May 29 2023 in Blog | 76 Comments

Earlier this month I spent a week in north Georgia with the Johnsons, who for 15 years have provided loving care for my aging mother in their home…. read on

Sharpening the Faith Angle

Posted on Fri, Apr 28 2023 in Blog | 17 Comments

Ask a New York- or D.C.-based journalist what they know about evangelical Christians and you may well get an answer like, “They’re the ones who voted for Donald… read on

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Jimmy Carter

Posted on Mon, Mar 27 2023 in Blog, Politics | 57 Comments

Former president Jimmy Carter is back in the news, this time because of his decision to forgo further medical treatment and live out his final days at home,… read on


Posted on Mon, Feb 20 2023 in Blog | 249 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