The Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014

Here's Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014...1. Thank President Obama for bringing the economy back from the brink 2.  Thank President Obama for ending two useless wars W started 3.  Thank President Obama for the record high of the stock market 4.  Thank President Obama for the big improvement in employment numbers 5.  Thank President Obama for succeeding in spite of the GOP in keeping the government open 6.  Thank President Obama for not calling the Tea Party … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas, Mom– Thanks for Living the Meaning of Peace on Earth

Mom died in March of 2013. As the year closes out I'm thinking of her. I never go to a classical concert without remembering how Mom saved her money when we were too poor to include meat in our diet, in order to take her children to hear the greatest classical music played by great performers. I never say “I’m sorry” to my wife Genie, without remembering who showed me how words can change reality if they’re backed up by actions. The fairy tales Mom believed in (as some folks would call her Chris … [Read more...]

The Slow Motion Lynching of President Barack Obama

I’ve watched liberal and right wing commentators alike blame the president for being lynched. They say “he’s not reaching out enough” or “he’s too cold.” It’s the equivalent of assuming that the black man being beaten by a couple of thug cops must have "done something."I am a white privileged well off sixty-one-year-old former Republican religious right wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago.  The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my fo … [Read more...]

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...]


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