The Evangelical FAIL on Mental Health: 100+ of my FB Friends Tell Their Shockingly Poignant Stories

Pastors, teachers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, psychologists, counselors-- everyone: ignore these unedited shockingly poignant stories of the failure of Christians to address mental health issues at your peril. On December 23, I posted this question on my FB page. Please read the revealing responses that follow. Then "like" my FB page and join us in our many ongoing robust discussions you will only find on my page...Is Mental Illness Caused By "Unrepentant Sin"? How Did … [Read more...]

Here’s Why Atheists Can (Should?) Enjoy Going to Church this Christmas (Listen to my Interview on Faith and Atheism)

Listen to the Interview on why atheists can enjoy going to church by "clicking" HERE December 16, 2014 Host: Josh Zepps  Fox News’ "War on Christmas" is already in full swing, as Bill O’Reilly wasted no time jumping into battle this year to defend the holiday from the great secular menace. However, it looks like Bill might be able to leave the trenches a little early this year; according to a new Pew survey, just over 70 percent of Americans believe that Jesus was literally birthed … [Read more...]

Does Christmas Make You Sad?

Does Christmas Make You Sad?If so-- why?Me? Yes and No... I think that for many reasons it's a time when my sense of mortality, passing time, and loss gets tangled with hope and leaves me both happy and sad.What about you?Comments? Please come to my Facebook Page and join the discussion/leave a comment/share and thought...Here's a detail from a painting of mine ("Roses Scattered From The Sky," oil on canvas, 12 x 12)  that expresses something of my ambivalence... both joy and … [Read more...]

Many religious fundamentalists feel under siege by the secular world and harbor a deeply paranoid sense of victimhood

Maryland and six other states  have articles in their constitutions saying people who don’t believe in God are not eligible to hold public office.  I thought that fight was over. It isn’t. As reported in the New York Times  Rob Boston, director of communications for Americans United for Separation of Church and State said, “Right now we hear a lot of talk from conservative Christians about their being persecuted and their being forced to accommodate same-sex marriage. But there’s nothing in … [Read more...]

Please Be the First to Buy my KINDLE 36 page: “MY VERY PERSONAL HAPPY CHRISTMAS STORY: The wonderful yet toxic combination of Mom’s evangelical goodness, Jesus’ inevitable birthday”

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Something You’ll NEVER See in ‘Christianity Today’ magazine: My Facebook Friends’ Answers to This Question: “How to help former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action?”

"Find a safe place. Come to understand just how unsafe and destructive evangelicalism is. Whether that safe place is a therapist’s office, a support group, a college classroom (critical thinking courses), a professor’s office hours, a preist’s study, reading a book like yours, Frank…"I asked my Facebook community to respond to this question:"How to help former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action?" Here are their answers... so far: (Are you on … [Read more...]

How to help former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action?

Here's a letter from one of my readers that asks: "Because you have your finger on the pulse of this movement of alienated former Christians to a more specific degree than any public figure I am currently aware of- I encourage you to ponder how you might be able to be a leader in helping former evangelicals navigate their way out of despair and towards meaningful action..."So please read the letter, then go to my Facebook page and jump into this thread with your answer to the "How to" … [Read more...]

For the price of a cup of coffee you can buy the funniest, darkest novel I ever wrote about God, Movies, Religious Delusion and SEX, on Kindle today

And God Said, "Billy!" is a darkly comic coming-of-age story written by the master story teller Frank Schaeffer that author Andre Dubus III (House of Sand and Fog) hailed as the funniest American writer since Mark Twain. And God Said, "Billy!" is set in the 1980s and is about Billy, a young fundamentalist Christian who feels called to go to Hollywood to make "God's movie." But everything goes off the rails when he accepts a job to direct a soft-porn slasher/exploitation film in apartheid-era … [Read more...]


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