I Loved Christmas but Hated God for Screwing It Up

Edith and Francis Schaeffer AKA Mom and DadChristmas for me will always be toxic and a time when memory drifts back to my missionary kid childhood.  I loved Christmas but hated God for screwing it up. You see, the problem was that every year Jesus made Mom into his Christmas slave. Let me explain. My childhood Christmastime question was: “Mom, who’s going to be in our house for Christmas?” The answer never varied. “The guests God brought to us this year my dear.” The guests were the people th … [Read more...]

My Latest on Huff Post Live– fatherhood, children, art, life

Huff Post Live has given me a platform to talk about issues like becoming a father at 17, babies, grandchildren art, life and love... Watch!  http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/real-biological-clock/51f009f6fe34441a2000025d … [Read more...]

Computers, Children and You

Tech companies are targeting children from birth. Long before children can encounter the silences and subtleties the world offers we are handing them to the tech gods by accepting the message that mediated reality is good for children. Industry opinion on the issue of exposing children to a media/tech "reality" should carry about the same weight as studies by the oil conglomerates “proving” that there’s no such thing as global warming.For now it’s up to parents and grandparents to do what is … [Read more...]

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs– Selfish or Just Stupid?

Are the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs selfish, stupid or just too young and uneducated about history, culture and politics to care about the real world? So asks The New Yorker in a very important article. In, "CHANGE THE WORLD: Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics"  George Packer, writes in The New Yorker, (May 27, 2013The industry’s splendid isolation inspires cognitive dissonance, for it’s an article of faith in Silicon Valley that the technology indu … [Read more...]

Pro-Choice Yet Pro-Life?

Can one be pro-life and yet pro-choice? More and more people are saying that they believe that life indeed starts at conception yet also argue that abortion should be legal. Are you one of those who think this way? If not why not?Please read and comment.This article ("Inside the Controversy Over Man Charged with Murder for Slipping an Abortion Pill to Pregnant Girlfriend”) by Mary Elizabeth Williams was first published by Salon  and reprinted on AlterNet and is reprinted here by per … [Read more...]

Goodbye Mom, Edith Schaeffer 1914 – 2013 RIP

Edith Schaeffer 1914 – 2013 RIPMy mother Edith Schaeffer died today. She was the author of many books on family life and spirituality and co-founder with my father Francis Schaeffer of the evangelical ministry of L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. She has just gone to be with the Lord, as she would put it. She died at home which was her wish. This was made possible because of my generous sister Debby and her husband Udo who completely rearranged their lives to care for Mom in her last year … [Read more...]

XII Commandment Last but Not Least…. (End)

XII: Never forget that one of the the greatest joys you can experience is to become a fully engaged grandparent.The second phase of  parenthood is to mitigate the inexperience of even the best well meaning parent your child may become.Don’t drop the grandparent ball! If you do you’ll have missed the single best chance for contentment this life offers.(Thus Endeth My Twelve Commandments)To book Frank Schaeffer to speak at your college, church or group contact him at Fra … [Read more...]

# XI Commandment… (God and All That For Your Kids)

XI: Never forget that passing on life literacy goes for passing on the hope only spirituality offers. So you have doubts! Big deal! Join the club! So you’ve moved on and “grew past” your grandparents’ “simple faith.” Let me tell you their faith wasn’t so simple!You’re still grateful for the sense of belonging you experienced in your childhood. You still remember being held in loving arms. Sincerity is an overrated virtue. Just because you’re not so sure about God anymore -- if you’re old enou … [Read more...]


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