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...]

Edith Schaeffer’s Funeral Service Sermon– Village Church of Gryon, Switzerland, April 19, 2013

Mom died March 30. I just got back from a week in Switzerland where she died and where my sister Debby and her husband Udo had been caring for her. We had a lovely service for her in the old stone church in the small alpine village of Gryon where she’d lived for many years with [Read More...]

Frank Schaeffer: My Journey Out of the Religious Right (Lecture)

Please watch this Now Watch the Q & A Here…  [Read more...]

Goodbye Mom, Edith Schaeffer 1914 – 2013 RIP

Edith Schaeffer 1914 – 2013 RIP My 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 [Read More...]