A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to my Execution for Heresy…

I’d been writing novels and literary nonfiction for twenty years before I dared to write a memoir about my flight from my evangelical past. That book became the bestselling 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. I’d been so out of touch with the evangelical world that I’d lost track of the players. Put it this way: I’d never heard of Rob Bell. I was expecting a backlash from the sort of … [Read more...]

The Loveliest Tribute to My Dad — Francis Schaeffer — I’ve Ever Read

    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 … [Read more...]


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