“This is what being raised in the southern Bible belt will do to you…If it is ok, I will share my head for the first time to anyone”

NOTE: If you come from an evangelical background and feel anguish you are not alone. Here's proof! I get 20-30 emails and FB messages a day from readers of my new book expressing anguish over their religious backgrounds. I answer all of them. I learn more from my readers than they learn from me. Here's one exchange I found very moving. (Printed here by permission, name changed.) Take hope. Sat, Aug 16, 2014 12:26 pmFrank: It is such a relief to get to share my head with someone. I am not … [Read more...]

Gordon College Believes That Religious Liberty is the Right to Persecute Gays or as Westboro Puts it “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS”

 “FAG MARRIAGE DOOMS NATIONS,” says one picket sign from the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. Meanwhile Gordon College president D. Michael Lindsay was among 14 religious leaders who sent a letter to the White House demanding a "religious exemption" to a planned order barring federal contractors from discriminating in hiring on the basis of sexual orientation.In other words the Gordon administration believes that religious liberty is the right to persecute gays.Gordon found a sl … [Read more...]

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 love.          There is on … [Read more...]

Love Through the Eyes of Christ — Easter

 I was shuffling forward in the communion line, with my five year old granddaughter Lucy in my arms. I was lost in gloomy thoughts, brooding on my past and on my doubts, failures, and my past meanness to my wife Genie (we've been married 44 years) when I was young, stupid and so woefully controlling as a teen "father." I was feeling that going to church was a waste of time. I was feeling unworthy in every sense of the word and sinking into a gray depression.Lucy is always in and out … [Read more...]

Brian D. McLaren, Phyllis Tickle & Ron Dart on Frank Schaeffer’s WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peace “Frank Schaeffer always writes well, but Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes In God is extraordinary. Somewhere between the sterile, absolute, and empty formulae of reductionist, totalitarian science and the earnest, hostile, excessively certain make-believe of religious  fundamentalism, there is a beautiful place. There is room in this place for honesty. For tenderness. For fury. For wo … [Read more...]

Please email me now for your FREE file of my new book “WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD” email me at frankaschaeffer@aol.com

I'm looking for people who will read "WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD" and agree to review it for Amazon and post the review the week it comes out in MAY.That's the deal. I'll send you the file in about 2 weeks if you sign up now. Please add your name. I need your help.Will you?Please email me now for your FREE file of my new book"WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD" at:frankaschaeffer@aol.com I have a book about to come out this spring--May 15.  … [Read more...]

I Ended Up in the Greek Orthodox Church and Found I Was Just as Dumb as Before

(Tulips, Wind & Sun Oil on canvas 24 x 24 by Frank Schaeffer)In 1990 I joined the Greek Orthodox Church because, in the words of Umberto Eco, I aspired “to the construction of narratives capable of providing [me] with an explanation and a model, an exemplary image.” At first I missed the point of my escape from my evangelical past almost altogether. I argued the finer points of theology and church history with my long-suffering evangelical mother and sisters. (Dad was spared. He’d died … [Read more...]

Here Are My Paintings That Sold So Far in the Last 10 Days of My Online Art Show

My art website Frankschaefferart.com opened my first online art show a few days ago. Here's what sold so far this week. I am very grateful for the interest and patronage! Thank you! Here's where you can see more of my art that is still for sale...Tulip Paradise  Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDIris Meditation Oil on canvas 24 x 24 SOLDJune Wedding Oil on canvas  8 x 8 SOLDTulip Prayer Oil on canvas 10 x 10 SOLDFollow Frank Schaeffer on Twitter: w … [Read more...]


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