Was Jesus “Christlike?” — The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam

"The Christian God has been twisted into something not unlike that of radical Islam." So says Brad Jersak. We first met because we were both interviewed for the movie "Hellbound?" Then we became friends. Now Brad has an important book out--A More Christlike God--that challenges the received lazy "wisdom" of both conservatives and liberals, atheists and believers about Christ. Here's my interview with Brad on this important and beautifully written book. Q: Tell my readers a bit about your back … [Read more...]

Turning Away From Organized Religion in Record Numbers– WHY?

As Lynn Stuart Parramore (AlterNet February 28, 2015) writes: "Last year, for the very first time, Protestants lost their majority status...But the GOP doesn’t seem to show many signs of reducing the outsized influence of white evangelicals... the GOP really can't afford to tone it down, because while monied elites tend to be secular, selling free-market pillage to the people getting robbed is not a very effective strategy. So they still have to mask their agenda behind appeals to popular relig … [Read more...]

Here’s Why Atheists Can (Should?) Enjoy Going to Church this Christmas (Listen to my Interview on Faith and Atheism)

Listen to the Interview on why atheists can enjoy going to church by "clicking" HERE December 16, 2014 Host: Josh Zepps  Fox News’ "War on Christmas" is already in full swing, as Bill O’Reilly wasted no time jumping into battle this year to defend the holiday from the great secular menace. However, it looks like Bill might be able to leave the trenches a little early this year; according to a new Pew survey, just over 70 percent of Americans believe that Jesus was literally birthed … [Read more...]

I was ready to punch you out for raising questions I couldn’t answer so how nutty all these years later the only reason I even hope there’s a God and am reconciled to my son– is because of you

I vividly remember being lectured, harangued, insulted, corrected, and yelled at by a man who stood up in one of my lectures. This was 4 years ago. He held up his huge black Bible like a gun!Then just 3 days before Thanksgiving I got this letter from THIS SAME SCARY GUY who had left me quaking!Last night I called him and I asked if I could use his letter here and he said yes, but requested his name be withheld.Here it is: “Frank, do you remember the big rude/dude in a red checkered s … [Read more...]

This Thanksgiving Share Your Story with Me on my Facebook Page about Your Deliverance from Fundamentalist Certainty & I’ll Publish It

Go to my Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/frank.schaeffer.16  and tell me about what happened to you in the Evangelical, Roman Catholic, Atheist, Muslim, Jewish (other) worlds of fundamentalism and why you left, changed, went in a new direction, rebelled, moderated your views...I WILL PUBLISH YOUR COMMENT MADE ON MY Facebook PAGE IN MY THANKSGIVING BLOG Here ON PATHEOS.COM(Note I'll only publish the comments made on my Facebook  page not ones made here... SO please go the … [Read more...]

I have a nagging question for my atheist friends: if we’re nothing, why bother to convince us of our nothingness? Who cares?

 Today’s secular science of human insignificance inspires its own theology. This secular theology assigns us a contradictory groveling insignificant, significance. We have evolved to a high enough level of ethical consciousness to understand that we’re guilty as charged, and are merely insignificant and yet, morally culpable destroyers of life.We may not be saying “Lord have mercy” so often these days, but we’re still muttering “I’m unworthy!” As with past theology, a vast oeuvre of … [Read more...]

“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...]

“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...]


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