38 min

Philip Yancey: The Scandal of Grace Everything Happens with Kate Bowler

    • Society & Culture

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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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
***
Find me on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter.
Be sure to subscribe to my weekly email for bits of wisdom, prayers, free downloads, and more.
No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) is now available wherever books are sold. Order your copy today.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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