By By Gavin Aung Than / zenpencils.comReprinted HERE from Films For ActionBanksy is an anoynomous English street artist and activist who has become a cult hero for his anti-establishment and rebellious artwork. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend the documentary Banksy directed, Exit Through the Gift Shop. Two thumbs up! 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 Amazo … [Read more...]
The future of the meta-universe Church is not going to be about more or less entertainment, rock bands or cool hip young leaders but about openly embracing doubt
What’s needed to save the dwindling Church is a new paradigm: the embrace of atheism as the true religion and religion as the true atheism. Like box stores, the trend in churches is a few get huge while the rest slowly fade away. Progressive Christians and fundamentalists seem to agree when they look for causes of church attendance decline. They parse the details of how church is “done” related to both theology and method. To rock out or not? To affirm a literal gospel, or not?These quest … [Read more...]
U2 Surprise Release New Album Songs of Innocence for Free on iTunes By Jeremy Gordon (First published in Pitchfork)At an Apple event held today in Cupertino, California, U2 both announced and released their new album, Songs of Innocence. (That's the cover, above.) The follow up to 2009's No Line on the Horizon is available for free, right now, for anyone who uses iTunes, iTunes Radio, or Beats Music. It will be an Apple exclusive until October 13, when it will receive a physical release … [Read more...]
"We’re living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying being human. We’d rather shop than live, acquire than love and stare into a screen than hold each other." Here's my wife Genie when she was 18 with our first child Jessica Over lunch today, my wife Genie told me that looking back at the time when we were living with my family at L’Abri in Switzerland in the 1970s, she feels especially grateful to my parents. Ge … [Read more...]
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity?
Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist Christians rejecting gay men and lesbians’ right to marry, or atheist humanists treating men and women with love and dignity? Fact-based, enlightened atheists sometimes treat people like shit, and delusional fundamentalists sometimes treat people with compassion in spite of their harsh theology. Labels don’t mean anything. Who cares about labels when someone is slapping you in the face? Who cares about labels when someone is saving you from dro … [Read more...]
I Will Do a FREE Book Group SKYPE Session Talk and Q&A For You. Here's HOW:Before October 1 2014, you, your group, book club, church, friends, family or school buy a minimum of 8 paperback copies of my new book "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God" You provide proof of purchase with the emailed Amazon order confirmation or a scanned copy of a bookstore receipt and email it to me You email me at firstname.lastname@example.org send the proof of purchase and propose a TIME and DATE for … [Read more...]
The impact of Jesus’ feminism has yet to be fully realized. Even famous women receive an extraordinary amount of abuse.Women are attacked with sexual innuendo and threats of sexual violence online. Feminists who ask for basic respect and equality are belittled.If a woman calls out gender bias, she is likely to hear, “strident bitch with no sense of humor!” In our culture, an admirably strong woman is deemed “not a lady.” Being seen as nurturing is also seen as a political weakness, even b … [Read more...]
NOTICE!!! I Posted the WRONG Info on the Decatur (Atlanta) Book Festival! Here’s the CORRECT Information. Please Join ME!
NOTICE!!! I Posted the WRONG Info on the Decatur (Atlanta) Book Festival!Here's the CORRECT Information. Please Join ME!Title: Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God Date: Sunday, 8/31/14 Location: Old Courthouse Stage Time: 12:00 Description: Frank Schaeffer, Author Thank You to our Sponsors!CONTACT DONATE NEWSLETTEROpening in 3 DaysAugust 29 - August 31 … [Read more...]