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

South Whidbey Island, WA ~ Trinity Lutheran Church Lecture

Posted on Sun, Apr 29 2018 in | Comment

Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th Philip will be lecturing at the Trinity Lutheran Church Speaker Series from 4PM to 5PM. “Dispensing Grace to a Divided World”… read on

South Whidbey Island, WA ~ Trinity Lutheran Church Lecture

Posted on Sat, Apr 28 2018 in | Comment

Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th Philip will be lecturing at the Trinity Lutheran Church Speaker Series from 4PM to 5PM. “Dispensing Grace to a Divided World”… read on

Unexpected Guest

Posted on Thu, Apr 26 2018 in Blog | 52 Comments

Sitting on the platform as a visiting speaker, I feel as if I have entered a time warp from the late 1950s. I look out on a church… read on

Fatherless

Posted on Sat, Jun 17 2017 in Blog | 57 Comments

I never thought it strange, not having a father.  I was barely a year old when my father died, so I didn’t miss him.  How could I?  I… read on

You Gotta Start Somewhere

Posted on Tue, Jun 16 2015 in Blog | 17 Comments

I know William Willimon as an outstanding preacher as well as a professor and chaplain at Duke University. In this vignette, he gives an account of two elderly… read on

A Dispenser of Grace

Posted on Tue, Mar 17 2015 in Blog | 15 Comments

In Vanishing Grace I describe people I call grace-dispensers.  You don’t have to be a professional, or educated, or especially skilled, to be a good grace-dispenser.  A new… read on

Words Sacred and Profane

Posted on Thu, Feb 19 2015 in Blog | 11 Comments

My latest book, Vanishing Grace, explores how Christians relate to the broader culture, which got me thinking about how words flow back and forth in a linguistic exchange… read on