"All we have is our stories," writes novelist Schaeffer (Crazy for God, 2008, etc.) in this entertaining,energetic new memoir. He follows through on this point by filling his book with story after story, all told with the clarity and catchy pacing of a born raconteur.... An intriguing, readable memoir aimed squarely at the post-faith modern era." (KIRKUS Review) ***“Part of the impact here, admittedly, is a result of who Frank Schaeffer is and of the platform from which he writes. That … [Read more...]
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Dear Evangelical Establishment (and Christianity Today Editors) Here’s Why You ALL Seem SO F—–g! Dumb to Folks in the Real World Who Don’t Understand “Evangelical Speak”
(C. Hitchens- Photo NPR.org)Open any issue of Christianity Today magazine and scan the article titles and sub-headings in case you want to know why the Americanized, post-Billy Graham version of evangelical faith comes across as so fucking dumb.Evangelical Speak is just so presumptuous! It never even begins to meet the skeptic halfway.Evangelical Speak is an entirely private coded language.It assumes:the existence of God with no need for argument, let alone … [Read more...]
"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...]
I wrote about the real Francis Schaeffer in my memoir Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back and received many wonderful emails and letters. I also got some rather nasty ad hominem criticism from some of my father’s evangelical followers and especially from several evangelical leaders who have made their "professional" religious careers by associating themselves with his reputation. … [Read more...]