It Never is About Church– It’s Always About Character

Detail from my painting, "Seeing Love Clearly."   Where we go to church, or whether we go, isn’t the point. The point is who are we becoming? Does church help you to become the sort of person you’d pick to be stuck on a desert island with? Good! Go! Does it hurt your chances of becoming that person? Run!          Flee from exclusionary certainty. As the bumper sticker says, “Mean People Suck!” And that goes especially for people who are mean in the name of … [Read more...]

Does the Jacket Copy of my New Book Work For You? WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD

I have a book about to come out this spring--May 15. Here's the back cover copy below. I'm self publishing because this book does not fit with my secular publishers or any religious publisher. It will have a significant readership, I think. Also, that way I get to keep the price low: $3.99 on Kindle and $9.99 in print. Does the jacket copy work for you? Please let me know. Would you like a free copy as an e-file before publication, in return for agreeing to review it on Amazon? Please let me … [Read more...]

“Crown Of Thorns”

As a painter I think visually. What happened to the crown of thorns after it was removed from Jesus' head? Where was it on Easter morning? Here's one answer. Much love to you all as we travel through Lent together. You may explore my other paintings here.  Follow Frank Schaeffer on Twitter: www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank Schaeffer's paintings HERE! Follow Frank on Facebook HERE Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book -- And God Said, "Billy!" exploring the … [Read more...]

There Are No “Absolutes” So Honor the Ethical Evolution of Our Species by Changing Your Religion

When I began to go to an Orthodox church in 1989 I wanted to find a way to escape myself, my past and my culture. It gradually sank in that the monastic tradition of seeking my inner “desert,” in which to experience God through stillness, could only be cultivated by the practice of ritual, liturgy, prayer and fasting-- not by argument let alone by a better idea, or God forbid, by repackaging. It gradually sank in that when I was asked why I’d become Orthodox a little honesty was in … [Read more...]

Peggy Campolo Reviews “And God Said, ‘Billy!’”

Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars October 18, 2013 Dear Frank, I stayed in bed this morning because I wanted so much to finish your wonderful book, And God Said, "Billy!" I just loved it, and now have a growing list of folks to whom I want to present it, including my dear grandson Roman, who is 20. While I was absolutely thrilled to have my name in the dedication, I confess that, when I started to read it, I had a few second thoughts about having my name in a book with so many four … [Read more...]

If The Earth Could Talk

Dear Children, This is your mother speaking. Why don’t you call? You never talk to me anymore but I still follow your doings as you scramble around on my surface. One thing I keep hearing you mutter is that you’re worried about me. Some of you say you’re working to save me. I hate to burst your bubble but the fact is there’s nothing you can do to me that I care about. I’ll be here when you are long gone. You can accelerate the demise of your species and the other species presently … [Read more...]

Progressive Christianity Is As Broken As Evangelicalism: Here’s How to Fix It

I don't think there will be some new age of religion dawning in America anytime soon unless a lot of people change their minds about worship. The dream of progressive Christians whether they call themselves "emergent" or something else will fizzle along with the slowly collapsing evangelical/fundamentalist juggernaut unless the basic mistakes of North American Christianity are addressed. We can talk about inclusiveness, diversity and making ourselves vulnerable until the cows come home but … [Read more...]

American “Mainstream” Evangelicals Target Africa With Their “Gospel” of Hate

  This video blog first aperred in the New York Times   Please watch this short documentary on the export of evangelical hate and use the comment section below to help come up with a way to expose and stop these deluded evangelical evildoers from aiding and abeting murder, oppression and horror. Thank you, Frank Schaeffer   ‘Gospel of Intolerance’ By Roger Ross Williams Gospel of Intolerance: The filmmaker Roger Ross Williams reveals how money … [Read more...]


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