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

The Day I Met Gorbachev

Posted on Thu, Sep 22 2022 in Blog | 31 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 | 36 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

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