“My” New Year’s Message is a Guest Message from My Dear Friend: Archbishop Lazar Puhalo of Canada

 "Can we not hope that religions of every form might be delivered out of the dark abyss of Fundamentalism and Right-wingism, and find some common ground in the education of ourselves and acceptance of even those elements of humanity which differ from us?"...-- From: "Frank Schaeffer" Sent: Sunday, 27 December, 2015 11:04am Subject: Re: Your End of Year MessageTo:   Archbishop Lazar PuhaloWould you like me to post it as a guest column?From: Archbishop Lazar P … [Read more...]

A Great KIRKUS Review for my New Book “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God”

KIRKUS REVIEWS VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 19 | 1 OCTOBER 2015By Rebecca FosterFrank Schaeffer, author of WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, found that self-publishing was a way to avoid the simplistic branding publishers can apply in the search for bestsellers. He recalls that “they wanted me to craft this book to fit their marketing strategies. ‘Does it go on the New Atheist or the Religion shelf?’ they asked. ‘Can you rewrite it to fit one … [Read more...]

Please Join Brian McLaren and Me & Others Oct 20-22, 2015 Minneapolis

NATIONAL SUMMIT GATHERING OCTOBER 20-22, 2015 Minneapolis, MN Hosted by Solomon’s Porch FeaturingWe hope you'll join us for the OPEN National Summit, hosted by Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, MN - October 20-22, 2015 Featuring ::Brian McLaren, Danny Cortez, Laura Truax and Romal Tune along with others, such as... Melissa Greene, Stan Mitchell || GracePointe Church || Nashville, TN Frank Schaeffer, author of Why I am an Atheist Who Beli … [Read more...]

Join Me At the Wild Goose Festival (again) my Favorite Yearly Event Let’s Have a Beer (or three) Together!

Will you join me (again) at the Wild Goose Festival (my favorite event!) July 9-12http://wildgoosefestival.org/festival-2015/speakers-2015/Speakers 2015WILDGOOSEFESTIVAL.ORGWild Goose Festival Spirit. Justice. Music. Arts.Facebook Twitter VimeoAbout Festival 2015 Get Involved Contact Donate TicketsSpeakers 2015© 2015 Wild Goose FestivalWild Goose Festival Spirit. … [Read more...]

Here’s the quirkiest funny movie I’ve seen in years

Here's the quirkiest funny movie I've seen in years. (If you missed it in the theaters,  as I did its time to see it now."What We Do in the Shadows" is the ultimate "mocumentary" reality TV-style feature film (yes they have a sense of humor in New Zealand!) about what bachelor vampires' lives are really like. If you loved "This is Spinal Tap" and/or the original British version of "The Office" then this movie is for you.Here's how the New York Times described the movie... Set in … [Read more...]

Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from my FB page? Please Join my FB page thought experiment!

*Here is what I just posted on my FB page. Will you join this thought experiment, post a comment on FB for publication here on Patheos? Q: Do you know why I (mostly) don’t ban trolls and people who seem to hate me from this page?A: I actually believe in free speech and… also…Believe it or not, I think my friends on the right--even the religious right--need to be heard no matter what.So… will you trolls, friends, and enemies alike, for once pretend we’re real neighbors and maybe j … [Read more...]

“The Empathy Time Bomb” My New NPR Interview

My latest National NPR interview "The Empathy Time Bomb" please listen and share...CLICK HERE TO LISTENhttp://www.prx.org/pieces/136133-an-empathy-time-bomb …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 Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/ Follow Frank on Facebook http … [Read more...]

The Single Best Answer to the Question “Why art?” I’ve Ever Read

I've been a writer and painter all my life. I've read a lot about art. This is the single best expression of my own hard won lifetime experience as to the only answer to the questions "Why art?"  and "What is the life of the artist all about?"My friend Camilla Tilling -- I talk about how I met this wonderful international opera star in my book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace -- sent me the link to the Juilliard School’s 109th Commen … [Read more...]


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