“The god of the church had been made small and placed in a box…”

My new book is now in bookstores. Barnes & Noble has stocked it in big numbers. So have many smaller stores. Please help me spread the word! Please check your local store. I want to help my book find new readers and also help bookstores! I’m working my butt off traveling and speaking—for FREE—to audiences all over the US and Canada. In response I’m getting email and FB messages by the hundreds like this one:“For the first time in two decades I felt that I was listening to someone who unde … [Read more...]

The EBOLA Lynching of America’s First Black President: Obama, Ebola, Religious Nuts and Racism

 Obama is black! They are black! He’s African! They are African! He wants to let them in with no travel ban! He wants us all to die! He hates America! He’s a secret Muslim! He wasn’t born here! He wants to take away our guns!The white/Fox News/Tea Party/Republican/American reaction to Ebola is moving into the high gear of xenophobia, victimology and fear of the other... and a thank-you-Jesus! phase of naked opportunism: Ebola is just what's needed to help win control of the Senate fo … [Read more...]

Forbes Magazine Publishes 2 Articles on Bart Campolo and Me

 "Frank Schaeffer" Daily update ⋅ October 11, 2014NEWSForbesHow Frank Schaeffer Walked Away From Power To Find MeaningForbes The most dramatic moment in Frank Schaeffer's life probably wasn't when he went from being a world-famous evangelist to a man shoplifting pork ...Flag as irrelevantHow (And Why) To Crush The Dreams Of OthersForbes Frank Schaeffer was a part of the family b … [Read more...]

Facebook and My Book “It was a ‘god-send’ so to speak, for me”

Here's an ongoing exchange with some of my Facebook friends. Frank SchaefferThe verdict is inA reader writes a note that represents hundreds of other similar notes:“Your new book ‘Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God’ is for every parent and grandparent with a child or grandchild who gave up on God. This is the only book I’ve read in the last 20 years that will give people a second chance with spirituality if they’ve been driven away by bad religion and worse ‘Christian … [Read more...]

My Parents Stayed Married Because my Father Tearfully Apologized for Hitting Mom and then Worked to Curb his Violent Male Dominant (Calvinist-Fed) Temper

My parents stayed married because my father tearfully apologized for hitting Mom and then worked to curb his violent dominant male temper. The redemptive message or fairytales in which Mom and Dad believed were their path to a life infused with hope and light. Their theological certainties, delusional or otherwise, motivated them to provide many people with meaningful real-life encounters with goodness and mercy.So who is actually delusional? Who is actually following Jesus: fundamentalist … [Read more...]

Christianity Today is scared of Peggy, Tony and Bart Campolo (and me) and wants to help evangelicals brainwash their children more effectively

Christianity Today is scared of Tony, Peggy and Bart Campolo and wants to help evangelicals brainwash their children more effectively so they won't turn out like Bart.The "method" is always the same. Bart isn't a Christian anymore so we need to blame his parents (while pretending not to) and improve the way we indoctrinate our kids lest they turn out like Bart or worse yet, like Frank Schaeffer.To do that the first thing we have to do is lie about them, dismiss the backsliders and make … [Read more...]

Barnes&Noble have placed a big order to be in the book stores from NOV 1 and will be promoted

Hi All,Great things have been happening for my new book "Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God."Barnes&Noble have placed a big order. The book will be promoted in the B&N stores from NOV 1.Please pop into one of the stores and do your Christmas shopping early and encourage me and the book store by buying copies for your gifts. If it sells B&N will keep stocking it.From Oct 1 to Dec 1 I'll be working full time with a publicist group out of NYC intensively booking and … [Read more...]

U2 Surprise Release New Album “Songs of Innocence”

U2 Surprise Release New Album Songs of Innocence for Free on iTunes By Jeremy Gordon (First published in Pitchfork)At an Apple event held today in Cupertino, California, U2 both announced and released their new album, Songs of Innocence. (That's the cover, above.) The follow up to 2009's No Line on the Horizon is available for free, right now, for anyone who uses iTunes, iTunes Radio, or Beats Music. It will be an Apple exclusive until October 13, when it will receive a physical release … [Read more...]


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