My Christmas Day Thank You (Written 9:52 AM Today)

Dear God,I hope you exist mostly because I am so grateful for life and love. I would hate for there to be no one to thank. My act of faith this Christmas Day is a simple thank you.Thank you for...The empathy time-bomb Jesus set off in history by forgiving rather than condemningAngels that enter my life each day bringing  peace and good newsMy parents who showed me love and compassion and opened the door to beautyGenie who has been my wife for 44 yearsJessica, Francis a … [Read more...]

Is Mental Illness Caused By “Unrepentant Sin”? How Did Christians Help or Worsen Your Mental Health Problems?

Is mental illness caused by "Unrepentant Sin"? How did Christians help or worsen your mental health problems? This Christmastime share your story on my Facebook Page.My father Francis Schaeffer suffered from depression and I've also felt the dark night of the soul from time to time. How about you? Did anyone help you? In our evangelical family depression was treated as a "spiritual problem" or a "lack of faith." We didn't believe in professional mental health care. We were more likely to … [Read more...]

Many Evangelical Leaders Are Such SOB’s– What Are They Hiding?

Are Franklin Graham--and/or the 13 Evangelical leaders who wrote to Obama asking to be allowed to discriminate against gay people--gay? I'm betting the answer is yes for some of them. Evangelical Leaders of anti-gay initiatives have turned out to be closeted gays often. Those who fight to “defend the faith” in its fundamentalist harsh incarnation, as Evangelical “professional Christians” often do, have a special need-based interest in making sure other people live by the letter of the Bible’s “in … [Read more...]

The Perfect Picture of Just About Everything Wrong With Just About Everything! (Add Your Own “I’m lovin’ it!” Sucky Caption!)

 Jesus USA as beefy, cheesy glory: A Classic American Portrait. A brilliant photograph by a great photographer. Perfect in every way. All credit to you Hayley Karl PhotographyHayley Karl PhotographySchaeffer is a writer. His latest book --WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace Available now on Amazon  Follow Frank on Twitter www.twitter.com/frank_schaeffer See Frank’s painting … [Read more...]

Repentance Backed Up With Action Can Change Reality

Mom and Dad (Edith and Francis Schaeffer) in L'Abri 1979"The very fabric of the universe is unknowable and stranger than we can imagine and has a message for us: climb down off that high atheist, religious or agnostic pedestal!" CHAPTER 4 FROM Frank Schaeffer's NEW BOOK is a writer-WHY I AM AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD: How to give love, create beauty and find peace"The new book, 'Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God,' is [a] distillation of wisdom." Washington Post (June 12, 2014 … [Read more...]

Does the Jacket Copy of my New Book Work For You? WHY I’M AN ATHEIST WHO BELIEVES IN GOD

I have a book about to come out this spring--May 15. Here's the back cover copy below. I'm self publishing because this book does not fit with my secular publishers or any religious publisher. It will have a significant readership, I think. Also, that way I get to keep the price low: $3.99 on Kindle and $9.99 in print.Does the jacket copy work for you? Please let me know. Would you like a free copy as an e-file before publication, in return for agreeing to review it on Amazon? Please let me … [Read more...]

In The Next 3 Days I’ll be Announcing My New Book Title — Pub Date May 15

It's nonfiction, short, to the point and I'll be telling you all about it and asking your advice on all aspects of it from title to the cover, the back cover, the subtitle, and content, as well as pricing. This back and forth will be happening on my Facebook page.I'll be asking you all if you like the title, asking you if you will please pick my cover art out a selection I'll offer and the cover photo. I'll also send a free advance copy as a E-file to anyone in return for comments and an … [Read more...]

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 sixty feel like still being a clueless child to them too? Had they experienced what I felt, that the older I got the less I knew?To which I’d like to add, that if after many wanderings you r … [Read more...]


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