“The god of the church had been made small and placed in a box…”

My new book is now in bookstores. Barnes & Noble has stocked it in big numbers. So have many smaller stores. Please help me spread the word! Please check your local store. I want to help my book find new readers and also help bookstores! I’m working my butt off traveling and speaking—for FREE—to audiences all over the US and Canada. In response I’m getting email and FB messages by the hundreds like this one:“For the first time in two decades I felt that I was listening to someone who unde … [Read more...]

Welcome to Gun-Mad Utah: “You have 24 hours to cancel Sarkeesian’s talk … Anita Sarkeesian is everything wrong with the feminist woman, and she is going to die screaming like the craven little whore”

 Feminist games critic cancels talk after terror threatAnita Sarkeesian cancels talk at Utah State University over threats of ‘the deadliest school shooting’ in US history...theguardian.com, Wednesday 15 October 2014 06.30 EDT (reprinted by permission)Anita Sarkeesian talks at the Media Evolutions Conference in 2013. Photograph: Susanne Nilsson/flickrThe feminist pop culture critic Anita Sarkeesian has been forced to cancel a talk at … [Read more...]

As we Head into the November Elections, the Ebola Outbreak is a Godsend for Republicans, Evangelicals, Racists and the Tea Party

 Let’s be honest as we head into the November elections to Christian Republicans in the grip of the "End  Times", the Ebola outbreak is a godsend for Republicans, evangelicals, racists and the Tea Party.From the Obama-hating apocalypse-loving, “End Times”-desiring rights’ point of view what could be finer by way of confirming all their xenophobic victimology than a global pandemic carried by black people? And this “plague” arrived when an African-not-bor … [Read more...]

When I’m in a Shit Motel on Book Tour Missing my Wife and Grandchildren I (Sometimes) Wish My Dad Had Been a Thief like the Rest of the Big Time Evangelical Leadership

(A New Eden Oil on canvas 18 x 18 by Frank Schaeffer)Why couldn't my father Francis Schaeffer have stolen from God and God’s children like everyone else? I mean I wouldn't have to be on an endless book tour actually scraping out a writer’s living staying in shit motels if he had.I miss Genie, my gorgeous luminous muse and wife of 44 years, and my soul-filling grandchildren Lucy (6), Jack (4) and Nora (7 months) who live across the street and that Genie and I do child care for 5 days a wee … [Read more...]

Forbes Magazine Publishes 2 Articles on Bart Campolo and Me

 "Frank Schaeffer" Daily update ⋅ October 11, 2014NEWSForbesHow Frank Schaeffer Walked Away From Power To Find MeaningForbes The most dramatic moment in Frank Schaeffer's life probably wasn't when he went from being a world-famous evangelist to a man shoplifting pork ...Flag as irrelevantHow (And Why) To Crush The Dreams Of OthersForbes Frank Schaeffer was a part of the family b … [Read more...]

“Dear Frank, Thanks to you, as a Jew I can say that I am a follower of Jesus”

Who knew I'd write a book that would help a Jew connect more deeply with his Jewish spirituality? "I heard my rabbi better this year as I fasted and sat all day in the synagogue on Yom Kippur in Riverside, CA., and was more focused. Yes, I really think that reading your books and connecting with you helped that much."Hi , Frank, when I first wrote to you after reading one of your posts on Huff Post, I was depressed. You were so kind to write back.  It really made a difference to me. A few … [Read more...]

Is it Just Charisma magazine or are all Charismatic Christians Into Genocide?

Charisma magazine, the major media outlet for Pentecostal Christians--"empowering believers for a life in the Spirit"--published an article calling for genocide. The article said: "Now the only question is how many more dead bodies will have to pile up at home and abroad before we crush the vicious seed of Ishmael in Jesus' Name? ...May we be willing to take the lesser pains now so our children won't have to take greater pains later." Titled "Why I Am Absolutely Islamaphobic" by Gary Cass, the … [Read more...]

Facebook and My Book “It was a ‘god-send’ so to speak, for me”

Here's an ongoing exchange with some of my Facebook friends. Frank SchaefferThe verdict is inA reader writes a note that represents hundreds of other similar notes:“Your new book ‘Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God’ is for every parent and grandparent with a child or grandchild who gave up on God. This is the only book I’ve read in the last 20 years that will give people a second chance with spirituality if they’ve been driven away by bad religion and worse ‘Christian … [Read more...]


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