I Was Just Wondering

I Was Just Wondering

by Philip Yancey

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Best-selling author Philip Yancey writes on a diverse range of topics that touch on the fields of history, science, religion, ethics, and more in this new edition of I Was Just Wondering. These stimulating columns originally written for Christianity Today offer readers short, penetrating observations on this universe, the earth, the church, and the Christian life. Questions such as:
  • Why is sex fun?
  • Where did racist hatred come from?
  • Why do so many Christians feel more guilty than forgiven?
  • How do you write or talk about theology in a society that still uses the theological words, but has changed their meanings?
  • What is God like?
  • Why do people show great interest in "near-death experiences" but no interest in death experiences?
First published in 1989, this revised and updated edition of I Was Just Wondering offers a level-headed, honest journey into questions that are just as important and challenging to readers today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802846129
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/28/1998
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Human Animal

The Universe and My Aquarium
Endangered Wildness
Winter Luxuries
A Theology from Dirty Jokes
High School Reunion
The New Determinism
The Problem of Pleasure

Part II: In the World

The Midnight Church
Jogging Past the AIDS Clinic
Not a Bad Place to Start
Morality That Pays
Scorpions, Worms, and Missiles
Pinochet and the Pope
A Haunting Deathbed Confession
Merely Human

Part III: Among the Believers

Love and Power
The Way Up
Trivial Pursuits
Mormons, Pharisees, and Other Good Folks
No Right to Scorn
Growing Up Fundamentalist
Morbidly Healthy

Part IV: Necessary Voices

Dastardly Deeds of Deflation
A Converted Imagination
The Risks of Relevance
Two Stubborn Calves
The Rejected One
Forward to the Past

Part V: Life with God

The Jilted Lover
Mixed Metaphors
"Do It Again!"
Thoughts about Jesus While Standing in a Dilapidated Diner
The Spirit of Arranged Marriages
Job and the Riddles of Suffering
The Hardship Ladder
God Plays Favorites
King David's Spiritual Secret

Part VI: Another World

Beware Black Holes
Born-Again Mathematics
Whatever Happened to Heaven?
Imagine There's No Heaven
Sunday Afternoon at the Beach
Disturbing the Universe
The Fragrant Season

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