Philip Yancey is well-known for his bestselling books like What's So Amazing About Grace and Disappointment with God. But behind all of that spiritual wisdom was a family secret: his sick father left the hospital against the doctor's advice, trusting in God to heal him. He wasn’t healed. Out of this experience, Philip has wrestled with deep questions of faith, doubt, and suffering.
In today's conversation, Philip and I discuss:
What it was like growing up in Christian fundamentalism
Being wounded by the church
The cost of unforgiveness
The mystery and hunger of grace
This conversation forced me to wonder about how grace works. Perhaps grace, as Philip would say, is a scandal. Because it forces us to think about a love that is unearned, undeserved, and unmerited. All we know sometimes, is that WE need it.
So, blessed are we who live here. In this mystery—this scandal—of grace.
CW: polio, abuse
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