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

A World Without Easter

Posted on Sun, Mar 24 2024 in Blog | 19 Comments

In the summer of 2022 I visited the charming Alpine town of Oberammergau, Germany. I wandered its leafy streets lined with mural-painted houses, their balconies overflowing with flower… read on

What Went Wrong in Russia?

Posted on Fri, Feb 23 2024 in Blog | 27 Comments

In the fall of 1991, I received an invitation signed by the two most powerful men in Russia. Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin were asking a small delegation… read on

Hole in the Wall

Posted on Wed, Jan 24 2024 in Blog | 39 Comments

Last month, around 10,000 people per day crossed the southern border into the United States, most of them illegally. We’re going to hear a lot about the migrant… read on

Waiting for the Light

Posted on Thu, Dec 21 2023 in Blog | 26 Comments

“Christmas Eve in prison is so terrible because a wave of sentimentality passes through the gloomy building. Everyone thinks of his own loved ones, for whom he is… read on

Better Than We Think

Posted on Sun, Nov 26 2023 in Blog | 35 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 | 44 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 | 52 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 | 61 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 | 36 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