The Mystery Beyond Death: The Meaning of Christmas

(A painting by me, “Joy in July” c Frank Schaeffer 2013) What should we pass on to the next generation? What is essential and non-negotiable? What have our parents founded their lives on that worked? Had they felt as inexperienced and alone as I did the week Mom died in March of 2013? Did being [Read More...]

I Loved Christmas but Hated God for Screwing It Up

Edith and Francis Schaeffer AKA Mom and Dad Christmas 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. [Read More...]