If there is a creator He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles. So is the lunacy of believing in “Truth” revealed through one special prophet to one special peoples and/or tribe, be they Jews, Muslims or American Evangelical Christians, or conservative Roman Catholics who believe in the special primacy of their popes.The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It m … [Read more...]

Our Grandfather/Granddaughter Lucy & “Ba” Art/Icon Art Project

I've just launched a new show of icon art I collaborated with my 7 year old granddaughter Lucy on. She draws the pictures and I paint them in. A motif in modern art has been to capture the primitive forms and childlike wonder present in children's art. I've gone one better and actually am working with a child in an equal partnership. And this isn't just any child, this is the little girl for whom Genie and I provide daily care. She is my heart. These paintings are about the love that drives me … [Read more...]

Susan Cottrell wrote True Colors to help LGBTQ people heal relationships with parents, family, others

“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” - Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.  SUSAN COTTRELL’S NEW BOOK IS HERE! Please read this excerpt then buy the book.  Here's an excerpt: When our daughter first came out to us, we had a problem on our hands. Our conservative church tradition does not allow what they would call “ga … [Read more...]

If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God!

(The "Last Judgement" by Michelangelo, Courtesy the Vatican archive)If there were no “holy books” how much easier it would be to believe in God! An oral tradition and a rich liturgical expression of divinity lovingly shared in a faith community are much more convincing than words on a page. The images I see from the Hubble telescope do more to suggest a loving creative God besotted by beauty than most Bible passages. One hug from my grandchildren Amanda, Ben, Lucy, Jack and Nora teaches me mo … [Read more...]

Join Me At the Wild Goose Festival (again) my Favorite Yearly Event Let’s Have a Beer (or three) Together!

Will you join me (again) at the Wild Goose Festival (my favorite event!) July 9-12http://wildgoosefestival.org/festival-2015/speakers-2015/Speakers 2015WILDGOOSEFESTIVAL.ORGWild Goose Festival Spirit. Justice. Music. Arts.Facebook Twitter VimeoAbout Festival 2015 Get Involved Contact Donate TicketsSpeakers 2015© 2015 Wild Goose FestivalWild Goose Festival Spirit. … [Read more...]

Richard Rohr is in High Gear!

Fr. Richard is in high gear! I hope you see his 'Meditations' regularly (I do via e-mail & share via Facebook). It's hard to express how more & more refreshing Fr. Richard's reflections are. I encourage my readers to sign up for Fr. Richard's "Meditations" HERE.***Read this and you'll know why Fr. Richard is always worth reading.***BTW Note-- There are only 18 hours left of my FREE book offer. Please downlaod and tell your friends! Order on Kindle FREE NOW and NOTE you d … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK FREE TODAY “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peace”

FREE BOOK for 48 Hours Starting Today MAY 9-11 Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers. Get my NEW BOOK FREE TODAYWhy I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to give love, create beauty and find peacePRAISE FOR WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD How to Create Beauty, Give Love and Find Peace “Part of the impact here, admittedly, is a result of who Frank Schaeffer is an … [Read more...]

Dear Frank, I was expecting a hollow, militant atheistic rant …

From: Wright Nat (NHS LEEDS WEST CCG) To: frankaschaeffer Sent: Tue, May 5, 2015 2:46 pm Subject: Crazy for God - great book!Dear FrankWe’ve not met and the reason for my emailing you is to thank you for giving the world such a fabulous book in “Crazy for God”. I stumbled across the book a couple of weeks ago having read some pretty negative (and I can now see ridiculously unjustified) criticism of you on the internet. I was expecting a hollow, militant atheistic rant against all thing … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X