About Frank Schaeffer

Frank Schaeffer is an American author, film director, screenwriter and public speaker. He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer. He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels including And God Said, "Billy!" as well as the Calvin Becker Trilogy depicting life in a fundamentalist mission home-- Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.

The Truth About Christian ‘Sexual Purity’ — A Former Evangelical Speaks Out

The sexual purity "movement" is one of several to have deformed American politics as a battleground in the so-called culture wars. Now in a book and the interview below former evangelical and captive to the purity movement, author Sara Moslener, has movingly examined both the politics and the personal price extracted from those--like herself-- who are and were most touched by this corrosive (and odd if not perverse) sex/morality/hard right religious "purity" movement.The human price in … [Read more...]

If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God!

(The "Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Courtesy the Vatican archive)If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God! An oral tradition and a rich liturgical expression of divinity lovingly shared in a faith community are much more convincing than words on a page. The images I see from the Hubble telescope do more to suggest a loving creative God besotted by beauty than most Bible passages. One hug from my grandchildren Amanda, Ben, Lucy, Jack and Nora teaches me mo … [Read more...]

WATCH President Obama interview David Attenborough on climate change, nature, beauty, education and so much more- DO NOT MISS THIS NEW AMAZING EVENT!!!

President Obama is a big fan of  David Attenborough (I am too). Here the President interviews Attenborough on climate change. This is one of the most unusual and wonderful interviews I've ever seen. It is so important too. Please watch and share. DO NOT MISS THIS NEW AMAZING EVENT!!!Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peaceAvailable now on Amazon Follow Frank on Twitte … [Read more...]

I’m So Grateful That I Sold These 2 Paintings Including 1 From My New Summer Show

Here are 2 paintings that just sold from my art site. Thank you!  A Hope-Filled Spring Meets Ageless Roman TerracottaDetailsRome, Greece, art, love… when the present meets the past I see flowers tossed up against a sunbaked terracotta Roman wall! I long to share the joy!Oil paint on canvas, 24 x 24, © 2015SOLDEmail frankaschaeffer@aol.com  about this pain … [Read more...]

WATCH Stephen Colbert on this only-in-America NEW 40-minute (Priceless!) public access show from Monroe, Michigan called “Only in Monroe,” hosted by future “Late Show host” Stephen Colbert and featuring an interview with Eminem, a.k.a. “a local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music.”

WATCH Stephen Colbert tell Eminem he'll be "a greeter at Walmart" if he doesn't save for retirement... on this only-in-America (nutty-once-only) NEW weird/wonderful (Priceless!) public access show from Monroe, Michigan (just released as their "July show") called “Only in Monroe.” Make this the perfect 4th Weekend by kicking back and enjoying this! It's hosted by future “Late Show host” Stephen Colbert and featuring an interview with Eminem, a.k.a. “a local Michigander who is making a name for him … [Read more...]

a 7-year-old first grader stands up to the religious right WATCH THIS CLIP

 In this video clip Zea--a 7-year-old first grader--stands up to bully religious right. The argument he shouted at her could have been taken from the pages of evangelical sources and their reaction to the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. When this preacher began ranting at a child through a microphone, little Zea just waved her rainbow flag and never backed down.Her dad, Ryan Bowling, posted this video of the confrontation on YouTube. It took place over the weekend at ComF … [Read more...]

how evangelical Protestantism lost me

"This essay, which represents my first detailed public statement on how evangelical Protestantism lost me, is addressed both to those evangelicals who are celebrating momentum on LGBTQ acceptance within the “big tent,” as well as to those evangelicals whom I would describe as fundamentalist, or fundamental-ish. The ones who still represent the majority of evangelicals, the ones I come from." *** So writes Christopher Stroop, PhD, History and Humanities (Stanford University) and Senior Lecturer, S … [Read more...]

The Apologetics Lie my Daddy and Me Used to Tell

 A Facebook friend sent me a note and a link to one of my dad's old speeches he'd given in 1982 at Coral Gables Church. I spoke there too back in the bad old days of my far right activism. I re-watched the talk. Dad mentioned the projects we'd worked on together several times. It was good to hear his voice. But... while so much of what Dad said was so well said, there is so much I've grown to fear and disagree with.It all boils down to this: apologetics. Dad was relying on a … [Read more...]


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