Watch Bernie Sanders Say What I Wish I’d Said to Liberty U 40 Years Ago When I Spoke at Liberty

(Photo NBC News, used by permission)Watch Bernie Sanders do what I should have done when I spoke at Liberty College 40 years ago. Rev. Jerry Falwell introduced me as a "great hope" for "Christian America." Not so much any more :) ... Now watch Bernie Sanders say what I wish I'd been saying then. BTW my talk given to the entire student body and my sermon (2 actually) preached from the Liberty Baptist pulpit mysteriously disappeared out of the Liberty U video archives when I was deemed a … [Read more...]

The Right’s Home School Time Bomb–WATCH the Thom Hartmann Interview with Frank Schaeffer

My "homeschool" interview on the Thom Hartmann Show: Frank Schaeffer, WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace, comes on The Big Picture. There's a darker side to home-schooling that not that many people know about. Please watch:  I just received this letter on my FACEBOOK message page. I asked the author if I could share it. I'm withholding her (and several other) names for her safety. And yes, this is really happening … [Read more...]

The New Brian McLaren Interview With Frank Schaeffer & Schaeffer Interviews McLaren — The 58 Min Video: WATCH!

"It's nice for a minute to not look like a cripple!"  "I'm getting all sort of shit from atheists..." "Here's the truth about my parents..." Here is one of my favorite people -- Brian McLaren -- doing me the honor of interviewing me in depth. Because it is Brian, I forget there is a camera there and say things I've never really shared honestly before...Thank you Wild Goose Festival and Rick Meredith for providing a forum for this! Thanks for WATCHING! Thanks Brian! Please watch and share th … [Read more...]

Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don’t trust or like me and I don’t blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you’d better listen up…

(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not being conservative enough!)Dear Evangelical Establishment,I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! Lord knows what a pain in the ass I am! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up. This is for your own good.In the old days your predecessors didn't like me because I was faulting you all for no … [Read more...]

Religion News Service Gives Me A (NICE) BOOST!

Atheist or believer? Frank Schaeffer is a bit of both By Kimberly Winston Show captionFrank Schaeffer’s new book, “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,” explores love, loss and the author’s journey to finding peace. RNS image courtesy Frank SchaefferThis image is available for Web and printpublication. For questions, contact Sally Morrow. But he prays every day. And he goes to church every weekend. Catch him on the right day and he’ll admit he believes in God … [Read more...]