Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why-- of my views, books, parents, faith, sex, marriage, relationships, children, doubt, God, or no God... and everything else... then please pass this interview on! Thanks! NOTE: Show starts 2 min and 30 sec into the clip so just wait and don't give up or "Click" in 2:30 min in and watch! The Place | Frank Schaeffer | WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace WATCH and PLEASE pass on t … [Read more...]
Please watch this extended interview with me on Who, What, Where, Why– of my views, books, sex, marriage, parents, faith, doubt and everything else…
It is in the moments of inner stillness that come from humility and unknowing that we can sense the presence of God
Only after we start to admit our addiction to certainty can we begin to actually benefit from our innate spiritual lives. Spirituality depends on humility. Humility begins with admitting how short life is, how little time we have, how small our knowledge will ever be about the so-called big questions. It is in the moments of inner stillness that come from humility and unknowing that we can sense the presence of God. Will you help me spread the word on my book that sets forth this vision? Will … [Read more...]
“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...]
It was a bright September day, clear, cool and perfect. My wife Genie, my grandchildren Lucy (age 5 and in the picture here taken that spring at Easter), Jack (3) and my daughter-in-law, Becky, were sprawled on the lawn. Lucy wandered over to the vegetable garden and picked cherry tomatoes. She ate them while dancing and watching her shadow flicker over the grass. Becky was starting to show with her third child.Love, contentment and sweetness were as palpable as the sunlight. The whole world … [Read more...]
what is truer than a story about a journey into one person’s Eternal Present powered by a single bite of tomato on a summer afternoon?
Scientists and theologians can’t offer better than circular arguments, because there are no other kinds of arguments. Bible believers quote the Bible, and scientists quote other scientists. How do either scientists or theologians answer this question about the accuracy of their conclusions: “In reference to what?”Our status as fallen sinners or diminished and newly humbled microbes is calculated in reference to biblical or scientific stories that are self-reinforcing. Is there a frame of refe … [Read more...]
The Missionary Kid Goes on “Vacation” and Winds Up “Witnessing” to a VERY LOST Italian in a VERY SMALL Bathing Suit!
In 1947 my family moved to Switzerland from the U.S. as missionaries to the Swiss, whom they rarely converted since neither of my parents could speak anything but English. Dad never learned to speak any other language notwithstanding his forty-year sojourn in Europe.So my parents ministered to American tourists and other English-speaking visitors. Then in 1954—after yet more splits with the home mission board—Mom and Dad were “led” (another way of saying they had to figure something out … [Read more...]
Look into the faces of the people who know you best. Be honest with yourself about what’s written there, and you will know yourself– the Wild Goose Video Clip
Here's a 5 min clip from a 45 min talk... Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year. For speaking engagements, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Couldn't make the Wild Goose Festival? Here I am speaking in Hot Springs, NC this year.For speaking engagements, email me at email@example.com. Frank Schaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace … [Read more...]
WILL YOU HELP ME DO THE IMPOSSIBLE? Will you help me spread the word on my FREE Kindle promotion and make that result in 100,000 FREE downloads of the Kindle version of my new book?Will you take a few moments today and plug this offer into your email, family, social media, Twitter, blogs and FB pages? I self-published this book. Given the bestselling status of some of my previous books, several of my former secular publishers and several religious publishers were interested in publishing … [Read more...]