“Transparent” is Willing to Take on the Actual Complexity that is in Each of Us When it Comes (no pun) to Our Sexual Lives

Transparent is great! Jill Soloway, the show's writer and director/creator is brilliant.If Amazon’s book-selling success scares some writers imagine what lovers of Netflix and HBO will do now that Amazon’s binge series, Jill Soloway’s Transparent , has turned out to be a work of genius?Transparent  is the best thing on TV or in movie houses right now. Period.Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), has been living as a woman. But he/she hasn’t told her three grown children: Sarah (Amy Landecker), mom … [Read more...]

I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a Crowdsourcing project to change religion into a “church of hopeful uncertainty” you’d donate

Dear Patheos Friends,I’m Launching a PROJECT “Say NO to Fundamentalism and YES to Mystery, Wonder and Love!”Will You Help?I’ll make a bet: If I asked you for a $32.79 donation to a "Crowdsourcing" project of mine that would change what religion is in America by turning our “church of hopeful uncertainty” into a virtual “mega church” of tolerance, forbearance and love you’d donate.But I’m not asking for that. I want something else: healed souls one at a time!And here’s why I da … [Read more...]

Jesus Was Not a “Bible Believer” let Alone an Evangelical

Jesus certainly was not a “Bible believer,” as we use that term in the post Billy Graham era of American fundamentalist religiosity that’s used as a trade-marked product to sell religion. Jesus didn’t take the Jewish scriptures at face value. In fundamentalist terms, Jesus was a rule-breaking relativist who wasn’t even “saved,” according to evangelical standards. Evangelicals insist that you have to believe very specific interpretations of the Bible to be saved. Jesus didn’t. He undercut the scri … [Read more...]

Why I Go To Church With the Dude Lebowski

Then again, if I only wanted to attend a church that was good, true and without error—according to my transitory ego-stoked beliefs—I’d have to invent my own religion. But wait a moment. There’d be a problem. I’d have to excommunicate the priest and his entire congregation! You see, I know that particular bishop/priest/congregation too well. With apologies to Groucho Marx: I’d never want to join a church that had someone like me for their founding bishop, especially if I was the only member! … [Read more...]

The Millionaire Authors Who Went Against Amazon in Support of the Giant Publishers Are a 1% Elite Hurting the Little Guy– Me and Other Mid-List Authors

As anyone who has been reading my HuffPost blogs knows I'm "of the left." So I understand the impulse to regard corporations as bad and giant companies as downright evil. Enter the Amazon takeover of the world and destruction of all that is right and holy in publishing. Only there is another side to all this that I -- as a mid-level author of more than a dozen books and several best-sellers -- would like to offer. I love Amazon and here's why.Many years ago when Laura Bush read a paragraph … [Read more...]

I Have Decided to Lower the Kindle Price from $4.99 to $2.99 and put my new book “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God” in a price range anyone can buy

I Have Decided to Lower the Kindle Price from $4.99 to $2.99 and put my new book WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace in a price range anyone can buy.Please help spread the word!There were 10,000 plus Kindle downloads in the Free promotion & NOW I want to keep the momentum going!Help me change the national discussion on religion for the better!Please tell people ...Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN … [Read more...]

10,000-plus people downloaded my book FREE on Kindle in the last 48 hours! If that’s you…

10,000-plus people downloaded my book FREE on Kindle in the last 48 hours!If that's you, please read it and post an Amazon review and then tell someone to buy it!Thanks!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_schaefferSee Frank’s paintings http://www.frankschaefferart.com/Follow Frank on Facebo … [Read more...]

FREE Amazon Kindle Promotion NOW! “Click” on Your Free Copy of my new book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God

FREE, FREE, FREE Amazon Kindle Promotion NOW! "Click" on Your Free Copy of my new book Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in GodPromotion Friday May, 30 to Saturday May, 31 ONLY... Please spread the word!Digital List Price: $4.99 Print List Price: $12.99 Kindle Price: $0.00 Fri&Sat Only! You Save: $12.99 (100%)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 A … [Read more...]


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