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The New Math of Grace

The New Math of Grace

When a column of mine titled “The Atrocious Mathematics of the Gospel” appeared in Christianity Today magazine, I soon learned that not everyone appreciates satire. Response letters scorched the inside of my mailbox. “Philip Yancey, you do not walk with God or with Jesus!” wrote one irate reader; “This column is blasphemy.” Another condemned my

Why Is the Church Failing the Millennials?

Last week, the CNN website led with this headline: Millennials Leaving Church in Droves, Study Finds. “We’ve known that the religiously unaffiliated has been growing for decades,” said the lead researcher on the new Pew Research Center report. “But the pace at which they’ve continued to grow is really astounding.” Why the sudden shift?  And

Vanishing Grace: Jesus Is Our Model of Grace

Jesus spoke several times concerning how people would feel about Christians because of our relationship with Him. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. – Luke 6:22 The questions we must ask ourselves are, “Are we being

Creative Art: A Compelling Path to Faith

Much as I admire activists, I am not one. Most days I sit alone in my home office staring at a computer screen while pressing plastic keys that make an insect-click sound. This used to bother me. I once wrote an article titled “They Also Serve Who Only Sit and Click,” comparing my routine with

Uneasy Partners: Christians and Politics

The media often use “right-wing” as an adjective inseparably connected with evangelicals. James Davison Hunter says, “It is possible to argue that at the same time the Christian Right acquired and exercised its greatest power — culminating in the 2004 presidential election — this movement also generated greater hostility toward the Christian faith than ever

Reclaiming the Good News

When I was in high school my church youth group watched a movie about a boy who knew he should tell his best friend about his faith. He kept putting off the conversation until suddenly it was too late: the friend died in a fiery auto accident, its flames a preview of what awaited him

Philip Yancey’s PRAYER Just $5!

Does prayer really make any difference? Polls reveal that 90 percent of people pray. Yet prayer, which should be the most nourishing and uplifting time of the believer’s day, can also be frustrating, confusing, and fraught with mystery. In his most powerful book since What’s So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew,

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Where is God When it Hurts?

News editors had already selected the top news story of 2012, with President Barack Obama’s reelection polling the most votes. But after the December tragedy at Sandy Hook all other news seemed somehow insignificant. For the first time ever the Associated Press re-voted, now naming the saddest event of the year as the most important.

3 studies on jesus

3 Bible Studies on Jesus

Everyone has an opinion about Jesus. It seems most people are interested in knowing more about him whether they believe he is the son of God or not. Small group leaders, here are 3 studies on Jesus that you and your small group might want to check out. 1. Who Is This Man by John

3 studies on prayer

3 Studies on Prayer

There are many mysteries in the Christian faith, and prayer is one that I know many people have a hard time grasping. There are many questions on the hows, whys, whats, and whens of prayer. With all that (and more) in mind, here are 3 studies on prayer that you and your small group might

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