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 Cry of Grief

Posted on Mon, May 29 2023 in Blog | 52 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 | 15 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 | 56 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 | 245 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