Why I Go To Church With the Dude Lebowski

Then again, if I only wanted to attend a church that was good, true and without error—according to my transitory ego-stoked beliefs—I’d have to invent my own religion. But wait a moment. There’d be a problem. I’d have to excommunicate the priest and his entire congregation! You see, I know that particular bishop/priest/congregation too well. With apologies to Groucho Marx: I’d never want to join a church that had someone like me for their founding bishop, especially if I was the only member! … [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...]

I’m on Tour With “American Jesus” Opens Tonight at the Brattle Harvard Square

New England Premiere! I'm on tour with American Jesus-- first stop tonight in Boston. Join me at 7 PM or in many other North American venues in the next weeks/months.  WATCH the trailer here below...The Brattle Theatre • 40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • info@brattlefilm.orgNew England Premiere! 2013, Spain, 80 min. Director Aram Garriga Screenwriter Aram Garriga & Xavi Prat Cast Keenan Smith, Mara Einstein, Mickey Stonier … [Read more...]

WATCH THIS! Yes, Smoukahontas is a Genius–Sid Caesar Liv Tyler & Scarlett Johansson Move Over

WATCH THIS! Sara Marié a.k.a. smoukahontas, is an extremely talented young woman from Finland. Like the late great Sid Caesar,  "smoukahontas" does killer imitations of FAKE language while speaking made up nonsense. Remember Caeser's fake German on his pioneering 1950s live television series Your Show of Shows?Well, in the videos below Sara Marié a.k.a. smoukahontas, has the sound and inflections of languages DOWN, same for her music genres-- no real words, just the accents and inflections. A … [Read more...]

The Only Difference between the Late Fred Phelps and the Evangelical Establishment (Not to Mention Christianity Today Magazine) is that Fred had the Guts to Act on His Evangelical Convictions

Fred Phelps is dead. There’s only one interesting thing about Phelps: He was the mirror that respectable evangelicals hated to look into. The only difference between Fred and, say, the editors of Christianity Today magazine, is that Fred was really, really rude, made less money and got arrested more often. But in the essentials of his Calvinist evangelical theology, Fred was a good mainstream evangelical.If you believe in Calvinist theology -- Phelps stated that he held to all of the Five P … [Read more...]

Who Do You Believe Dylan Farrow or Woody Allen?

Child abuse matters. So does justice. Accusations that Woody Allen abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, recently filled the headlines...Here's an excerpted part of the "Open Letter" from Dylan Farrow that was reprinted in the New York Times. Please read it and then read part of Woody Allen's excerpted response. Who do you believe?   *** (A note from Nicholas Kristof) "In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines, … [Read more...]

“AMERICAN JESUS” — The Wounded Subculture of American Religion

There is something extraordinarily dangerous and ugly at the heart of American life: literalistic religion. There is something extraordinarily beautiful and enlightening at the heart of American life: literalistic religion. Now there is a movie that explores this paradox: what's uniquely best about America -- religious freedom -- is also our continuous downfall.I'm an author and commentator not a journalist. So it's not often I get the pleasure of stumbling on what's called a "scoop." This … [Read more...]

Over One Thousand Years Ago There Was A Monk… Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP TEN “And God Said. “Billy!”

Here is CLIP TEN of my reading from And God Said, "Billy!" During the 17 years I've been working on And God Said, "Billy!" I've written and published many books, including the NY Times bestseller Keeping Faith and my memoir Crazy For God. But I could never let Billy! go. Now Billy! is almost out. It will be published by Sept 15. Here is the tenth of 12 clips of me reading from it.When all the clips they're all posted I'll post them again in one bunch: Clips 1 through 12. Please help me out … [Read more...]


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