Mandela: The Destroyer of Calvinism and Bad Theology

I remember Mandela. Mandela will be remembered in many ways, but for me he’s the giant that replaced bad theology with love and was able to change the world. While I was living in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was still in prison. Apartheid was crumbling. So Mandela had already destroyed the Calvinism that had imprisoned him and his country. From behind bars he’d replaced the fatalistic racism of Calvinistic theology with the open ended loving forgiving God of reconciliation. Instead of … [Read more...]

My NPR Interview on God, the Tea Party, Religion, my Books…

  WBEZ's Worldview Frank Schaeffer: Christian religious extremism leading to persecution of LGBT people Posted 19 hours ago19 hours Report copyright infringement Follow WBEZ's Worldview and others on SoundCloud. Frank Schaeffer, former fundamentalist evangelical and son of famed evangelical theologian Francis Schaeffer, is worried that Christian conservatives will push America to the brink of … [Read more...]

Peggy Campolo Reviews “And God Said, ‘Billy!’”

Amazon Review 5.0 out of 5 stars October 18, 2013 Dear Frank, I stayed in bed this morning because I wanted so much to finish your wonderful book, And God Said, "Billy!" I just loved it, and now have a growing list of folks to whom I want to present it, including my dear grandson Roman, who is 20. While I was absolutely thrilled to have my name in the dedication, I confess that, when I started to read it, I had a few second thoughts about having my name in a book with so many four … [Read more...]

Colbert and Me

Let me brag on Sarah and Hal and the people sending in reviews to Amazon for helping to make my new book And God Said, "Billy!" the Number 1 Political Humor book on Kindle/Amazon this morning. As you can see on the Amazon chart below, Stephen Colbert is Number 2. Let me thank Hal and Sarah and my kind readers who are sending in the many Amazon reviews for giving a few good minutes this morning. The feeling of temporary immortality will fade fast as writer-rejection fear sets back in, but I'll … [Read more...]


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