What Is BAD (and Good) Sex & Art?

Bad art and bad sex matter for the same reason that bad religion matters. A brain can get used to anything. Once we’re used to something, it starts to seem okay. That capacity to normalize failures is why there are people who think that child abuse is “just discipline,” a Big Mac is “good food,” a rotting shark is “good art,” and hooking up with a predatory stranger is “good sex.”The same pattern of brain damage happens to the millions of people like me who were hurt as children by certain fo … [Read more...]

Hooray for the Serendipitous Messy Exchange of Body Fluids!

"We’re living in an acquisitive capitalist society that is fundamentally anti-family and fundamentally uncomfortable with just enjoying being human. We’d rather shop than live, acquire than love and stare into a screen than hold each other." Here's my wife Genie when she was 18 with our first child Jessica Over lunch today, my wife Genie told me that looking back at the time when we were living with my family at L’Abri in Switzerland in the 1970s, she feels especially grateful to my parents. Ge … [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...]

Another Name For Uncertainty is Humility — Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP NINE “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP NINE 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 ninth 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...]

Light Fills My Spiritual Being– CLIP EIGHT Frank Schaeffer Reads “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP EIGHT 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 eighth 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 … [Read more...]

“God Was Only Joking When He Called Me A Little Shit”– Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP SEVEN

Here is CLIP SEVEN 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 seventh 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 … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson’s Cheerful Chuckle — Frank Schaeffer Reads CLIP SIX “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP SIX 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 sixth 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...]

Falling Into Doubt — CLIP FIVE “And God Said, “Billy!”

Here is CLIP FIVE 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 fifth 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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