A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Philip Yancey earned graduate degrees in Communications and English from Wheaton College and the University of Chicago. He joined the staff of Campus Life Magazine in 1971, and worked there for ten years as Editor and then Publisher.
Then Philip became a full-time writer, initially working as a journalist for such varied publications as Reader’s Digest, National Wildlife, Christian Century and The Reformed Journal. For many years he wrote a monthly column for Christianity Today magazine, which he still serves as Editor at Large.
He has written over twenty-five books, including Where Is God When It Hurts, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? and Disappointment with God. The books have won thirteen Gold Medallion Awards from the Christian Publishers Association and have sold more than fifteen million copies in English, as well as being translated into forty languages. Christian bookstore managers selected The Jesus I Never Knew as the 1996 Book of the Year, and What’s So Amazing About Grace? received the same award in 1998. Among his most recent books are The Question That Never Goes Away and Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News?.
The Yanceys lived in downtown Chicago before moving to a very different environment in Colorado. They enjoy mountain climbing, skiing, wildlife, and all the other delights of the Rocky Mountains.
About the University Colloquium Series
Faith and Loss
Almost every day we see horrific acts of violence and loss of life in some part of the world. The slaughter of 49 people and the wounding of 53 others at the Pulse nightclub shooting shocked the Central Florida community, bringing this very close to home. Devastating, seemingly random, events like this can challenge our faith in God and humanity.
Each one of us must face some form of tragedy and death within our lifetime. Where can we find answers and comfort? How do we respond to great loss? Is faith still relevant in today’s fractured world? The ADU’s Colloquium Series on Faith and Loss explores answers to these questions and more.
Adventist University of Health Sciences has invited leading authorities on faith and loss to open this topic for the Central Florida community through five unique seminars.