The Mystery Beyond Death: The Meaning of Christmas

(A painting by me, "Joy in July" c Frank Schaeffer 2013)What should we pass on to the next generation? What is essential and non-negotiable? What have our parents founded their lives on that worked? Had they felt as inexperienced and alone as I did the week Mom died in March of 2013? Did being sixty feel like still being a clueless child to them too? Had they experienced what I felt, that the older I got the less I knew?To which I’d like to add, that if after many wanderings you r … [Read more...]

Mandela: The Destroyer of Calvinism and Bad Theology

I remember Mandela. Mandela will be remembered in many ways, but for me he’s the giant that replaced bad theology with love and was able to change the world. While I was living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. Apartheid was crumbling. So Mandela had already destroyed the Calvinism that had imprisoned him and his country. From behind bars he’d replaced the fatalistic racism of Calvinistic theology with the open ended loving forgiving God of reconciliation. Instead of accepting … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not an Athiest: My Online Video Course is Launched by CHURCH NEXT

"Why I Am Not an Atheist" with Frank Schaeffer By Frank Schaeffer Is atheism a belief system in itself? Author and speaker Frank Schaeffer says yes. And in this course he explains why belief in Christ makes better sense of the world than no belief at all. About this courseAtheism and fundamentalism have more in common than one might think, says Frank Schaeffer. Both, he reasons, are simplistic and unsatisfying ways to deal with the complex questions of faith and spirituality.In this … [Read more...]

My Self-published Breakthrough Book is Proving the Mainstream Media Emperor is Naked

  My self-published breakthrough book  And God Said, "Billy!" exploring the roots of American religious delusion, and offering another way to approach true spirituality, is getting the best reader reviews of any of my dozen books--79 Amazon reviews so far, 100s of emails...But...because it's self-published (a first for me I'm trying as an experiment) it isn't getting any mainstream reviews, notwithstanding I've had NY Times bestsellers, been reviewed everywhere, … [Read more...]

Just How Stupid, Mean and Spiteful is the Evangelical-Controlled GOP/Tea Party South? Here’s How Stupid

"What we could see, 10 years from now, is a Mason-Dixon line of health care... And [the GOP South] is doing it out of spite. Elsewhere, the expansion of Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, has been one of the few success stories of Obamacare... One side (with exceptions for conservative Midwest and mountain states) would be the insured North, a place where health care coverage was affordable and available to most people..."On the other side would be the uninsured South, where … [Read more...]

Jesus Ate a $95,000 Truffle: The Evangelical GOP Worships Wealth, So Kiss Jesus, Justice, Fairness and America Goodbye

Just how nuts has the wealth-to-middle class disparity has gotten? Read this while thinking about how the evangelicals -- who once said they follow Jesus -- have become the bedrock of GOP/Ayn Rand GREED-IS-GOOD "policy" to cut government help for the poor and middle class and fight health care reform to give the poor medical care, while lowering taxes and regulations on the super wealthy.To the extent that the GOP/wealth alliance depends on the evangelicals like Ted Cruz and the Tea Party to … [Read more...]

To Obama Haters: The Actual Evidence of Obama’s Achievements Shows You’re on the Wrong Side of History— Again

 There are Obama haters aplenty, have been from Day One: Snooty left wingers have offered advice he should have, could have, would have followed to success if the president had just listened to his white betters in the media. Hate-filled right wing bigots have jostled to be the loudest claiming Obama isn't a "real American," not one of us, from somewhere else, a liar, a communist, a Muslim, the anti-Christ... and that's just a start.Economists have lined up on all sides to predict … [Read more...]

My NPR Interview on God, the Tea Party, Religion, my Books…

 WBEZ's WorldviewFrank Schaeffer: Christian religious extremism leading to persecution of LGBT peoplePosted 19 hours ago19 hoursReport copyright infringementFollow WBEZ's Worldview and others on SoundCloud.Frank Schaeffer, former fundamentalist evangelical and son of famed evangelical theologian Francis Schaeffer, is worried that Christian conservatives will push America to the brink of … [Read more...]


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