Philip Yancey - Amazing Grace?



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"I myself have been surprised at what I can get away with. When I sent off the manuscript of What's So Amazing About Grace? I said to my wife, Janet, "That's probably the last book I'm going to write for the evangelical market." It's got a whole chapter on Mel White, who's now a gay activist, and it's got a whole chapter on Bill Clinton, who's not the most favored president of evangelicals."
Sojourner Magazine

Sex, Lies and Living on t
he Evangelical Edge

Yancey on Unity
Between All Religions
"Perhaps our day calls for a new kind of ecumenical movement: not of doctrine, nor even of religious unity, but one that builds on what Jews, Christians, and Muslims hold in common....
Indeed, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have much in common."
Philip Yancey, Christianity Today

Articles on Philip Yancey

Contemplative Philip Yancey Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Gay Christian Network Conference

PHILIP YANCEY “turning the grace of God into lasciviousness” Jude 4 by Cecil Andrews, Take Heed Ministries

Contemplative Philip Yancey Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Gay Christian Network Conference

Ragamuffin Gospel: A Distortion of Grace



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Philip Yancey - Amazing Grace?


Yancey on contemplative prayer, quoting Meister Eckhart: "The quieter the mind," wrote Meister Eckhart, "the more powerful, the worthier, the deeper, the more telling and more perfect the prayer is." (For God's Sake, Christianity Today)

Yancey: On Homosexuality

Philip Yancey said he was surprised at what he had gotten away with in the evangelical church. Aside from interviewing with pro-gay "Christian" leaders, what else is he getting away with these days?

* Philip Yancey spoke at the pro-homosexual American Baptist convention in 2005.

"...this serious flaw of not basing his concepts squarely upon the Scriptures eventually leads Yancey astray."
—Pastor Gary Gilley, Southern View Chapel

Just what kind of grace does Philip Yancey preach?

Amazed by Grace: An Interview with author Philip Yancey
with Gay online magazine editor,
Candace Chellew Hodge

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Excerpts from the Interview

"I've met wonderful, committed Christians who attend MCC (Metropolitan Community Churches - a denomination that affirms the homosexual lifestyle) churches, and I wish that the larger church had the benefit of their faith. And at the same time, I think it's unhealthy to have an entire denomination formed around this one particular issue--those people need exposure to and inclusion in the wider Body of Christ."
Philip Yancey 2004

"When it gets to particular matters of policy, like ordaining gay and lesbian ministers, I'm confused ...." P.Y. 2004

"Obviously, if a church is saying you need to give up sexual orientation, that church needs some education." P.Y. 2004

Another Interview
On gays leading the church?
"Well, I'm still shying away from the gay ordination question"

The Interview

Contemplative Philip Yancey Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Gay Christian Network Conference

The “Gay Christian Network” will be hosting their annual Mountain Top Experience conference in January 2011. According to their website, contemplative/emerging Christianity Today editor Philip Yancey will be this year’s key note speaker: (click here). Little needs to be said here, but as Roger Oakland pointed out in his book Faith Undone, one of the propensities of contemplative/emerging figures is a move toward acceptance and embracing of the homosexual lifestyle. Below is Oakland’s article on “Sexuality in the New Reformation.” It is a dreadful shame when a highly popular pro-claiming Christian author like Philip Yancey helps to remove the opportunity for practicing homosexuals to find their way to true repentance and freedom in Jesus Christ.

“Sexuality in the New Reformation”

by Roger Oakland
(from Faith Undone)

It may seem out of place to include a section on sexuality in this chapter on the postmodern reformation. However, one aspect of the topic cannot be ignored, and it has become an earmark in the emerging church—that aspect is related to homosexuality.

In this section, I am merely going to present certain statements made by those in the emerging church for the purpose of showing you this paradigm shift in attitude toward sexuality. How you interpret these statements is up to you, but it is my prayer you will look at them through the eyes of Scripture. One thing is for sure, after reading this section, I think you will agree that emerging spirituality is attempting to redefine how Christians view and think about sexuality. I begin first with the Word of God:

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Romans 12:1-2) Click here to continue reading.












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Contemplative Spirituality: A belief system that uses ancient mystical practices to induce altered states of consciousness (the silence) and is rooted in mysticism and the occult but often wrapped in Christian terminology. The premise of contemplative spirituality is pantheistic (God is all) and panentheistic (God is in all). Common terms used for this movement are "spiritual formation," "the silence," "the stillness," "ancient-wisdom," "spiritual disciplines," and many others.

Spiritual Formation: A movement that has provided a platform and a channel through which contemplative prayer is entering the church. Find spiritual formation being used, and in nearly every case you will find contemplative spirituality. In fact, contemplative spirituality is the heartbeat of the spiritual formation movement.