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...]

Here’s A Reason Why I Bother Writing– “Frank, I need the rawness. I need the dirt. I need the profanity.”

I got this email from someone I'll call "Wounded Recovering Evangelical", who gave me permission to post it here but says "That being said, please remove all the identifiers. When I say we’re from rural parts, I mean that. Everybody knows everybody. Our people are bible thumping (and twisting), Obama hating, tea party rednecks, bitter and broken and full of indoctrinated blame... "So here's the letter emailed from somewhere in the South: "My name is ---, 43 years old, husband, father. I was … [Read more...]

If The Earth Could Talk

Dear Children, This is your mother speaking. Why don’t you call? You never talk to me anymore but I still follow your doings as you scramble around on my surface. One thing I keep hearing you mutter is that you’re worried about me. Some of you say you’re working to save me. I hate to burst your bubble but the fact is there’s nothing you can do to me that I care about.I’ll be here when you are long gone. You can accelerate the demise of your species and the other species presently scurrying a … [Read more...]

My Latest on Huff Post Live– fatherhood, children, art, life

Huff Post Live has given me a platform to talk about issues like becoming a father at 17, babies, grandchildren art, life and love... Watch!  http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/real-biological-clock/51f009f6fe34441a2000025d … [Read more...]

FOR GOD’S SAKE, WHERE IS GOD?

“Night” is a book by Elie Wiesel about his experience in the German concentration camps. “One day,” writes Wiesel, “as we returned from work, we saw three gallows... The SS [guards] seemed more preoccupied, more worried, than usual. To hang a child in front of thousands of onlookers was not a small matter. The head of the camp read the verdict. All eyes were on the child. He was pale, almost calm, but he was biting his lips as he stood in the shadow of the gallows... ‘Where is merciful God, where … [Read more...]


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